WITH one final chance to end her checkered collegiate career as a champion, newly-minted MVP Sisi Rondina will leave everything on the floor as she tries to bring the UAAP women's volleyball trophy back to University of Santo Tomas.
The victory also allowed second-running Ironcon UST to move closer from claiming the twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs. Earlier, City of Valencia Bukidnon-SSC-R remained in the hunt for the Foundation Group top spot with a 105-82, dismantling of lowly CD14 Designs-TUA.
ATENEO lived for another day as it dragged University of Santo Tomas to a deciding Game 3 with 26-24, 14-25, 25-21, 25-15 victory in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament last night before 19,672 fans at the Mall of Asia Arena.
IRONCON-University of Santo Tomas and St. Clare College Virtual Reality face off in a key Aspirants’ Group showdown that could make or break their respective playoff fates today in the PBA D-League at the Ynares Sports Arena.
Putting up a show in front of a yellow-clad faithful, the 5-foot-6 Rondina displayed the maturity in her game in University of Santo Tomas’ masterful series-opening 25-17, 25-20, 25-16 win over Ateneo Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
“Alam naman natin sa umpisa pa lang yung firepower ng UST. Tapos they are well-rested, so yun ang advantage,” said Almadro, who is seeking to win his first title as Ateneo women's coach after a successful run of three championships in the men's side.
Ateneo last tasted defeat from the hands of UST on Jan. 15, 2012, a 25-14, 21-25, 19-25, 23-25 setback, where Loren Lantin delivered a splendid job in orchestrating plays in lieu of injured starting setter Rhea Dimaculangan, and since then, has won 14 straight matches.
FAR Eastern University overcame a lackluster first and fourth set effort to beat Ateneo, 10-25, 25-23, 25-22, 12-25, 15-8, sending their Final Four clash to a deciding game in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament last night before 11,141 fans at the Mall of Asia Arena.