UAAP volleyball: UST turns back La Salle, heads to Final 4 with twice-to-beat edge | Inquirer Sports

UAAP volleyball: UST turns back La Salle, heads to Final 4 with twice-to-beat edge

/ 05:55 PM May 01, 2019

FILE – UST Tigresses vs La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines–University of Santo Tomas carried out a shock and awe-inducing victory over three-time defending champion La Salle, 25-14, 25-23, 23-25, 25-19, Wednesday to move just a win away from the UAAP women’s volleyball finals.

Imposing the firepower which happens to be the most explosive in the league, the Tigresses employed a fast-paced, no let-up assault and hardly allowed the Lady Spikers a chance to gain their bearing at the full-packed FilOil Flying V Center.

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Sisi Rondina fired 28 points for the Tigresses, who are now just one win away from clinching the final since Season 73, the same year they last enjoyed a twice-to-beat incentive.

La Salle suffered second straight defeat and now slid to No. 3 in the Final Four. It will need to beat UST twice to nail a finals slot.

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This marks the first time in 10 years that the Lady Spikers will not have a twice-to-beat shield.

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Posted by Inquirer Sports on Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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