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Current UST Golden Tigresses show might over past greats


In a send-off before they embark for their UAAP Season 81 campaign, the current batch of University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses showed their tremendous form after sweeping their alumni, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion.

Program legends Aiza Maizo, Rhea Dimaculangan, Venus Bernal, Angge Tabaquero, Maika Ortiz, Maru Banaticla, Rubie De Leon, Pam Lastimosa, Mela Tunay, Jessey De Leon, Alex Cabanos, Shannen Palec, Mia Hirotsuji, Denise Tan, Jessica Curato, Dancel Dusaran, and Kat Carangan suited up in the first-ever exhibition match.

UST’s most-respected head coach August Sta. Maria graced the event. He was the honorary head coach of the alumni squad with alumni Mozzy Ravena and Vilet Ponce-De Leon.

The current Tigresses were led by Fil-Italian sophomore Milena Alessandrini, who managed 16 points in just two sets of action. Meanwhile, incoming rookie Eya Laure and veteran opposite Dimdim Pacres added seven points apiece.

“Sobrang honor for us na makalaro ‘yung mga naunang Tigress sa amin, kasi sila talaga ‘yung nagdala ng mga championships and prestige sa UST na kailangan namin i-maintain,” said Laure. “Malaking boost sa amin na makasama sila before the season. Nakita rin namin ‘yung support ng buong UST community na sana tumuloy hanggang UAAP.”

Balse, one of UST’s best players ever, played beyond her years, tallying nine points.

“Sa tingin ko talaga kaya nila mag-champion ngayon,” said Balse of the current team. “Kailangan lang nila ng kumpiyansa and kailangan nila harapin ‘yung mga darating na challenge. Meron sila noong talent para manalo.”

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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.

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