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UAAP volleyball: UP fights off Eya Laure, UST to stay perfect

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 01:40 PM May 10, 2022
UP Fighting Maroons in UAAP Season 84 volleyball. UAAP PHOTO

UP Fighting Maroons in UAAP Season 84 volleyball. UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—University of the Philippines continued its torrid start with a hard-fought win over University of Santo Tomas, 25-21, 23-25, 25-21, 25-22, Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.

Jewel Encarnacion and Alyssa Bertolano formed a deadly one-two punch for the Fighting Maroons with 16 and 15 points, respectively.

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UP notched its third victory in as many games but not after fending off a tough UST side spearheaded by Eya Laure.

“It was not an easy game. UST is a very, very strong team. They’re very experienced and they have a good coaching staff who know how to read the game,” said UP head coach Godfrey Okumu.

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“It’s a win, yes, but it wasn’t easy for us. we really had to work hard for it. I hope the girls will continue fighting the same way.”

Laure fired a game-high 28 points but couldn’t draw enough support from her teammates as the Golden Tigresses fell to 2-1.

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