MANILA, Philippines – The Ateneo Lady Eagles pulled off a monumental upset in the UAAP Season 76 softball tournament when they shocked the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Tigresses, 5-3, Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
UST saw their five-game winning streak end at the hands of the Lady Eagles, who won for only the second time in the competition against seven defeats.
Ateneo took a 4-0 lead before UST started to rally in the third inning. Kristine Joy Lacupa had a two-run homer in the fifth to further cut the deficit, but the Lady Eagles were able to hold on for the upset win.
UST’s record dropped to 6-2 this season.
In another game, Season 75 runners-up National University nipped De La Salle University, 7-6, to hike their win-loss record to 5-3.
In the third game, University of the East defeated University of the Philippines, 5-4.