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Tigers force deciding game behind clutch performance from Guzman

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After remaining dormant for the whole game, Kris Roy Guzman let out a four point outburst late in the second set that helped the Tigers to a 21-18, 21-16 win over the defending champions, NU Bulldogs and forced a Game three tomorrow.

With the Bulldogs threatening to force the game into a third set with a 16-15 lead late in the second set, the shorter of the UST pair, Kris Roy Guzman, rifled off three consecutive point, with a service ace, a drop, and then a devastating spike that had the Thomasians take an 18-16 lead. NU’s Joseph Tipay would then incur a setting error followed by a spike from Mike Alfafara then a well-placed off-speed attack from Guzman finished off the set and the Bulldogs.

Tommorow’s deciding game will be played at the UE sand court at 9 a.m.

*Co-written by Beatriz Flores

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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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