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Rondina asserts authority in UST’s closeout of UE

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 08:14 PM February 07, 2018

Cherry Rondina made sure University of the East never scored one set against University of Santo Tomas on Wednesday.

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Up until the third set, the Golden Tigresses firmly had their claws on the jugular of the Lady Warriors in their UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament matchup at Filoil Flying V Centre.

UST was a point away from seal the quick win at 24-19 but UE still manage to scored two straight to cut the deficit to pull within three.

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A couple more UE points could’ve extended the match, but Rondina was determined to send a message and end the affair in three sets.

READ: UST recovers from opening day loss, blanks UE for first win

“I told my teammates to play the right way, we should never relax because if UE comes to life it will be difficult for us to win,” said Rondina in Filipino.

Rondina, though, took it upon herself to end UE’s comeback and drilled one straight to the middle of the Lady Warriors’ defense ending the match at 25-17, 25-15, 25-21.

The win marked UST’s first after losing in five sets to defending champion De La Salle in the opening day of the tournament.

“I took it upon myself to finish the game, I advised the that we should never relax if we want to finish the game as early as we can,” said Rondina who finished with 20 points.

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