UAAP: UST, Adamson continue to roll in girls' volleyball


Posted at Sep 12 2019 03:45 PM

UST is still unbeaten in UAAP Season 82 girls' volleyball. UAAP

MANILA, Philippines – University of Santo Tomas (UST) and Adamson University remained undefeated, while Far Eastern University (FEU)-Diliman notched its first win at the expense of defending champion De La Salle-Zobel in UAAP Season 82 girls' volleyball action at the Paco Arena Wednesday.

The Junior Tigresses beat University of the East (UE), 25-15, 26-24, 11-25, 25-21, while the Baby Falcons crushed University of the Philippines Integrated School (UPIS), 25-23, 25-4, 25-13.

UST and Adamson sit atop the standings with identical 2-0 cards, while FEU-Diliman improved to 1-1 to level with UE in the young season.

Lefty Regina Jurado chalked up 17 points on nine attacks and eight service aces, while Renee Peñafiel added 14 points for the Junior Tigresses.

The Baby Falcons fielded all of its players with six tallying at least five points, and Raisa Ricablanca leading the way with nine points.

"Tinitingnan ko lang kung sino ang okay, sino ang hindi. Ang maganda sa lineup, lahat pwede kong gamitin, pwede kong maging first six," said Adamson coach Lerma Giron.

The Baby Tamaraws sent the Junior Lady Spikers to their second straight loss with a 14-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-20 victory.

With the Junior Lady Spikers leading 16-13 in the fourth frame, the Baby Tamaraws delivered six unanswered points to take the lead for good, 19-16, and eventually the breakthrough win.

"Nag-adjust kami sa players namin kasi si (Nikka) Medina, off siya, kaya si (Zey) Pacia na middle, ginawa kong opposite," said FEU coach Rjhay Del Rosario.

Zey Pacia and Alexis Miner each had 11 points, while team captain Lyann De Guzman chipped in 10 points and 11 digs for the Baby Tamaraws.

Reigning MVP Angel Canino chalked up 14 points for the De La Salle-Zobel.

Girls' volleyball action will resume with three matches on Sunday at the Blue Eagle Gym.

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