Lady Tamaraws survive Lady Warriors for 2nd straight win
MANILA, Philippines—Far Eastern University notched its second straight win after a hard-fought victory, 25-15, 24-26, 25-22, 20-25, 15-9 over University of the East in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Lady Tamaraws hiked their record to 3-2 while the Lady Warriors dropped to 1-4 for the eighth spot in the standings.
After engaging in a virtual back-and-forth in the fifth set, the Lady Tamaraws managed to get leeway in the latter stages of the period going on an 8-1 run to cap off the proceedings.
Rookie France Ronquillo scored off a down-the-line kill that put the Lady Tamaraws on a 12-9 lead before Kyle Negrito converted on a service ace for the 13-9 buffer.
Lycha Ebon then came alive in the clutch scoring two straight points to secure FEU’s win.
Despite the win FEU head coach George Pascua said there’s still a lot to do for the Lady Tamaraws in terms of on-court communication.
FEU’s lack of chemistry was on display in the fourth set when it allowed the Lady Warriors to go on a 9-0 scoring run that forced the fifth set.
“It’s not that easy winning two straight games,” said Pascua. “There are still things that we have to fix like our miscommunication on the court.”
Ebon finished with a game-high 21 points for FEU while Celine Domingo and Jeanette Villareal put up 17 and 10 points, respectively.
Mary Ann Mendrez had 21 points to lead the Red Warriors with Judith Abil and Seth Rodriguez adding 10 points apiece.
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