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.
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.
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.
Reyes, the comely former De La Salle University star, had seven kills, four blocks and a pair of aces for 13 points while veteran Maizo-Pontillas knocked down seven markers to compliment the 29 excellent sets tallied by her former University of Santo Tomas teammate in Dimaculangan.
Behind the trio of Maddie Madayag, Kat Tolentino and Bea de Leon, Ateneo owns the bragging rights as the league's top blocking team and has displayed tremendous improvement in receptions which was the team's weakest link in the previous campaigns.
UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas claimed the Final Four incentive it badly needed, putting defending champion La Salle on the ropes with an emphatic 25-14, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19 victory yesterday in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the jampacked Filoil Flying V Centre.
Perez, the Most Valuable Player two years ago, fired 24 points with 11 excellent receptions while Stalzer torched her former team with 21 points and 17 digs to put the Cargo Movers on the brink of one of the biggest upsets in PSL history since RC Cola-Army stunned the Thailand juniors team in the gold-medal match of the Invitational Conference in 2016.
Volleyball action takes a higher level as the best club teams in the country – Petron and F2 Logistics – essay another chapter in their storied rivalry when they clash in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix best-of-three finals today at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
HEATHER Guino-o sparkled in the fifth set as Far Eastern University got the needed morale-boosting win heading into the Final Four with a shock 25-22, 13-25, 15-25, 27-25, 15-8 win over three-time defending champion La Salle last night in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre.