Winning exits for UP, CSB; Spikers’ Turf Final Four on
University of the Philippines closed out its stint in the Shakey’s V-League Season 12-Collegiate Conference with a spunky 25-19, 25-10, 25-18 victory over De La Salle-Dasmariñas Sunday at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
Rookie Maria Molde had 19 points, including 14 attacks, for the Lady Fighting Maroons who wrapped up their campaign with a 2-5 record.
Fellow rookie Justine Dorog contributed 14 points, highlighted by seven spikes and as many service aces.
The Lady Patriots, who ended their campaign with a 1-6 record, got eight points from Cherry Nunag.
In the other game, College of St. Benilde rose from the pits and repulsed Arellano University, 23-25, 25-27, 25-22, 25-23, 15-10, for its lone win this conference.
St. Benilde’s victory gave University of Santo Tomas (4-3) a free ride to the Final Four, where conference-leader Ateneo (7-0), National U (5-2) and Far Eastern U (5-2) are waiting.
Meanwhile, National College of Business and Arts faces highly favored Ateneo at 1 p.m. in the semifinals of the Spikers’ Turf Season 1 today.
NU and Emilio Aguinaldo will also kick off their own duel at 3 p.m.
The NCBA Wildcats forged the best-of-three showdown after hacking out a 30-28, 31-29, 25-21 victory over the Archers in a do-or-die game for the fourth and last Final 4 berth Saturday.
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