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UAAP 84: Eya Laure solves Adamson riddle, powers UST to solo third


University of Santo Tomas snapped Adamson University’s three-game winning streak in five sets, 12-25, 25-19, 25-22, 18-25, 15-9, to gain solo third in the UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball tournament, Tuesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Ahead by a solitary point, the Golden Tigresses got a huge boost from the error-plagued Lady Falcons, who committed three errors in a 5-0 spurt that put UST at match point, 14-8, in the fifth set. Lucille Almonte kept Adamson alive with a hit but Eya Laure made sure to seal the win with a kill.

“Kalimutan yung first four sets, erase na lahat,” said UST head coach Kungfu Reyes. “Ang pinakaimportante yung fifth set kasi gaya ng sinabi namin noon sa mga previous matches namin, sa five sets patatagan lang ng dibdib, palakas ng isip so every point count.

“Bawal ang magkamali yun lang naman ang binigay naming instructions sa kanila the rest sila na yung nag trabaho sa loob,” he added.

Laure dropped 23 points on 19 attacks and four blocks along with eight excellent receptions to power the Golden Tigresses to the third spot with a 4-2 standing.

Ypril Tapia, who scored three points which included back-to-back aces in the final set, registered 11 points to backstop Laure. Ysa Jimenez chipped in eight points while Christine Ecalla and Kecelyn Galdones added seven and six points, respectively, for UST.

Magi Mangulabnan tossed 25 excellent sets to go along with three points in the win. Janel Delerio recorded 19 excellent receptions and 16 excellent digs while Bernadette Pepito had 14 excellent digs.

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UST had a rocky start in the game, losing by as much as 13 points in the opening set before taking the next two for the 2-1 lead. Adamson, however, did not go down without a fight, building a nine-point cushion late in the fourth to send the game to a decider.

Balanced was the Lady Falcons’ attack with four players hitting the double-digit mark led by Trisha Genesis with 15 points to go along with 14 excellent digs and nine excellent receptions. Unfortunately, though, that did not result in a win as Adamson dropped to 3-3.

Kate Santiago chipped in 13 points while Almonte and Andrea Cruz each had 10 points. Louie Romero, who also had four markers in the loss, tossed 19 excellent sets.

UST will cap off its first round against Ateneo de Manila University on Thursday at 4:00 PM while Adamson will face University of the East at 10:00 AM on the same day.

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