UAAP: UST sends UE reeling to 53rd straight loss
University of Santo Tomas followed up its emphatic upset of La Salle with a sweep of University of the East, 25-17, 25-23, 25-16, in the UAAP Season 78 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at San Juan Arena.
EJ Laure and Cherry Rondina once more led the Golden Tigresses, putting up 15 and 12 points, respectively.
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It was Laure who sealed UST’s 4-4 record with a crosscourt kill, following up Rondina’s attack for the 24-16 match point.
Golden Tigresses head coach Kung Fu Reyes wanted his team to shake off the emotions after trouncing the Lady Spikers and focus on a UE team which has lost its 53rd straight.
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“Anong cloud nine? Sinabihan ko players na ‘anong karapatan nating pumunta ng cloud nine? Tingnan mo nga standing natin, nasa bottom three pa rin tayo,’” Reyes said. “Nanalo tayo isang laro pero nasa bottom three pa rin.”
University of Santo Tomas committed 27 errors, five more than UE’s, but Reyes was still thankful for the win despite the erratic performance.
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“Blessing pa rin at medyo nanalo kahit papano, at erratic o unstable pa yung mga setter na ginamit sila Alyssa [Teope] at [Alexine] Cabanos tapos sumabay pa mga opposite namin.”
Shaya Adorador had nine points for the 0-8 Lady Warriors.
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