Resurgent UST Tigresses collar NU Lady Bulldogs | Inquirer Sports

Resurgent UST Tigresses collar NU Lady Bulldogs

By: - Reporter / @cedelfptINQ
/ 11:08 PM December 18, 2011

MANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas posted its fourth straight win with a 25-11, 25-21, 25-18 walloping of National University Sunday in the women’s volleyball tournament of UAAP Season 74 at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Maru Banaticla fired 15 points, while Maika Ortiz and Midori Hirotsuji combined for eight each as the Tigresses improved to 4-2.

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“The girls’ morale at this point is high, and they improved a lot on their serves,” said UST coach Odjie Mamon, whose squad will take a crack at La Salle’s unbeaten record for its final first-round assignment on Wednesday.

Setter Rhea Dimaculangan accounted for two of the five service aces delivered by the Tigresses, who sent the Lady Bulldogs crashing to their fourth straight defeat.

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Meanwhile, Adamson pinned a first loss on Far Eastern U with a marathon 21-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-19, 15-10 triumph.

Ron Jay Galang scattered a tournament-best 32 hits for the Falcons who are still mired in fifth place with a 2-3 card.

In the other men’s game, Rueben Inaudito delivered 15 points as NU (4-2) overcame La Salle (2-3), 25-18, 25-21, 25-20.

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TAGS: La Salle Lady Archers, Maika Ortiz, Maru Banaticla, Midori Hirotsuji, NU Lady Bulldogs, Odjie Mamon, Rhea Dimaculangan, Sports, UAAP, UST Tigresses, Volleyball
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