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UP breaks slump in UAAP volleyball, dumps UE

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 04:07 PM March 15, 2017
Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

University of the Philippines snapped its four-game losing streak and repulsed University of the East, 25-14, 18-25, 25-15, 25-10, to get back to winning ways in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.

The Lady Maroons, who started the season on a four-game unbeaten run before spiraling, improved to 5-4 while sending the Lady Warriors to a 1-8 record.

UP assistant coach Rald Ricafort said this win was a huge boost for them as they are trying to recover from their disastrous skid that saw them plummet from first seed all the way to sixth.

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“They’re getting there mentally but the basis really is if they can show that in the game,” said Ricafort. “But this is a huge help for us.”

UP tied National University and Far Eastern University with 5-4 records with all three schools competing for one of the Final Four spots.

Ateneo (7-1) and De La Salle (7-2) have established solid footing on the top two spots while University of Santo Tomas have laid claim on the third seed with a 5-3 slate.

Diana Carlos led UP with 21 points while veteran Kathy Bersola and Isa Molde added 18 and 16 points, respectively.

Shaya Adorador had 12 points to lead UE.

TAGS: Sports, UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament, University of the East Lady Warriors, University of the Philippines Lady Maroons
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