Winning start The 20-year-old Racraquin displayed leadership beyond her years in leading San Beda to a 25-21, 25-20, 17-25, 25-22 triumph over St. Benilde in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.“I know that I have something different to offer,” said Racraquin, who scored 15 points including 12 attacks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogTrue to her promise, the 5-foot-8 stunner also proved to be as sharp on the defensive end, making 22 excellent digs and 10 receptions for the Lady Red Spikers, who improved to a 2-1 record.In the second match, Lyceum downed Jose Rizal University, 25-20, 24-26, 25-13, 25-22, for its first win. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson SBC’s top hitter Cesca Racraquin challenges St. Benildes’ Dianne Ventura as Marites Pablo tries to provide help during their PVL Collegiate Conference clash at the Filoil Flying V Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOChesca Racraquin doesn’t mind being likened to seasoned veteran Rachel Anne Daquis, but as much as possible, she wants to carve her own niche.On Wednesday night she made a strong case for it.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next A costly, catty dispute finally settled Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Break new ground A costly, catty dispute finally settled Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES San Beda had the chance to finish the match early but allowed St. Benilde to come back mainly through Ranya Musa, who had 22 points including eight blocks.“We lacked the aggressiveness in the third set because after winning the first two we became very complacent,” said Racraquin.The fourth frame was tied at 13 until “our rotation allowed us to make crucial adjustments,” said Racraquin, whose three straight points gave San Beda a 20-17 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Never an easy road to the Grand Slam MOST READ View comments
2 Celtic are in Pot Two for the Europa League draw, which takes place at midday on Friday August 31 2 Meanwhile, Rangers battled through the qualifying stages of Europe’s secondary competition and made it to the group phase.Their UEFA Club Coefficients place Celtic in Pot Two, while Rangers sit in Pot Four, but who can they draw from the other pots? Celtic’s Best-Case Scenario:Pot One: Red Bull SalzburgPot Two: CelticPot Three: QarabagPot Four: DudelangeRangers’ Best-Case Scenario:Pot One: Red Bull Salzburg Pot Two: AstanaPot Three: QarabagPot Four: Rangers Latest Europa League News Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman Celtic and Rangers will both be representing Scotland in Europe this season.Brendan Rodgers’ side were beaten in Champions League qualifying by AEK Athens and so dropped into the 2018/19 Europa League. on target Rangers are in Pot Four for the Europa League draw, Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg appear the best draw from Pot One (Anderlecht would also be suitable). They were beaten by Red Star Belgrade in Champions League qualifying.Kazakh champions Astana are one of the weakest from Pot Two (though Rapid Vienna are another option). They were beaten by Dinamo Zagreb in Champions League qualifying.Azerbaijani champions Qarabag are a lesser side from Pot Three (alongside Malmo and Standard Liege). They were beaten by BATE Borisov in Champions League qualifying.Luxembourg champions Dudelange seem to be the smallest of the minnows in Pot Four (although you can quite frankly take your pick, excluding Rangers and Rosenborg). They were beaten by MOL Vidi in Champions League qualifying.