Far Eastern University's Karl Dela Calzada (No. 6) spikes over the defense of the National University in the UAAP men's volleyball finals on Wednesday. FEU levelled its title series against NU to force a Game 3. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA, Philippines - The Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws defeated the National University (NU) Bulldogs in four sets to force a deciding Game 3 in the UAAP Season 75 men's volleyball finals.
Karl dela Calzada scored 15 points to power the defending champion Tamaraws to a 25-23, 17-25, 25-20, and 25-23 win in Game 2 of the Finals Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
After exchanging victories in the first three sets, the Tams proved to be the steadier team down the stretch in set four.
"Nung dikitan ang score sa fourth set, sabi ko sa kanila, tiwala lang sa sarili. Kailangan naming patibayin ang loob namin," said Dela Calzada.
He said they learned their lessons from Game 1, which saw them squander a two-set lead to the Bulldogs.
"Natuto kami sa Game 1, kasi doon nakuha na namin yung first two sets... We learned na dapat pag nakuha na, wala na kaming gagawin kundi tapusin na," Dela Calzada said.
Game 3 will be on Saturday.