Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


FEU enters Finals via another five-set classic against NU

For the first time in Premier Volleyball League history, the National University Bulldogs will not be in the Finals.

The Far Eastern University Tamaraws snatched the throne from NU, finishing their semifinals series in a classic Game Two, 25-14, 16-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-12, at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

Both squads had key players log limited minutes due to the on-going UAAP Beach Volleyball tournament. Still, other players played pivotal roles to drag the match to a third straight five-setter between both squads.

“Kita mo talaga ‘yung kagustuhan ng mga players manalo. Siguro, nagkakitaan na lang ng puso talaga noong dulo,” said FEU head coach Rey Diaz.

“Lagi naming sinasabi ng mga coaches sa mga players na alam namin na kaya nilang maabot ‘yung Finals pati matalo ‘yung malalakas na team. Sumunod lang sila sa gameplan at magtiwala sa sarili,” added the emotional head coach.

Redijohn Paler and JP Bugaoan led the Tamaraws with 17 and 14 points, respectively while Raymond Bautista and Peter Quiel added nine apiece.

Since beginning as the Spikers’ Turf, the PVL will feature FEU in the Finals for the first time. Their foes will either be the Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles or University of Santo Tomas Tiger Spikers, depending on the outcome of their Game Three encounter on Monday.

John Vincent Ogoc led the Bulldogs with 19 points, while Fauzi Ismail added 18. NU continued their error-prone ways, compiling 33 to FEU’s 24.

The Scores

FEU (3) – Paler 17, Bugaoan 14, Bautista 9, Quiel 9, Solis 8, Suarez 5, Garcia 4, Dablo 2, Silang 2, Detalban 0, Marmeto (L)

#ReadMore  Santiago, Bagunas, Espejo to miss AVC club tourneys

NU (2) – Ogoc 19, Ismail 18, Gampong 17, Malabunga 11, Bagunas 4, Saura 4, Dayandante 1, Ancheta 0, Natividad 0, Marcos (L)

Written By

Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.

You May Also Like


De La Salle University’s Chloe Isleta was a one-woman wrecking crew for Team Pilipinas in the 2022 ASEAN University Games held in Ubon Ratchathani,...


The exhibition match between Japan and the Philippine men’s team scheduled for Thursday at the Filoil Flying V Centre has been cancelled because of...

Beach Volleyball

University of Santo Tomas ruled the UAAP men’s beach volleyball tournament for the third straight season following a 28-26, 21-15 conquest of National University...


University of Santo Tomas and National University conquered their Final Four foes to advance to the UAAP Season 84 men’s beach volleyball championship Saturday...


National University and University of Santo Tomas cruised past their respective foes to secure the two twice-to-beat slots in the UAAP Season 84 men’s...

Beach Volleyball

When rivalries turn into partnerships, especially for something way bigger than themselves, it usually brings out the best in both parties. And none bigger...


De La Salle University became the first team to enter the UAAP Season 84 men’s beach volleyball Final Four as Noel Kampton and Vince...


University of Santo Tomas dealt Ateneo its first loss of the UAAP Season 84 men’s beach volleyball tournament as Efraem Dimaculangan and Rancel Varga...