Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


UAAP 85 MVB: FEU sweeps Adamson, takes last Final Four ticket

FAR EASTERN University secured the last ticket to the UAAP Season 85 men’s volleyball Final Four after defeating Adamson University, 25-22, 25-14, 26-24, on Sunday at the Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan.

The Tamaraws finished the eliminations with back-to-back wins and an 8-6 record. FEU will face De La Salle University, which also ended up at 8-6, in the first step-ladder match. The winner will take on the No. 2 University of Santo Tomas in another do-or-die match to determine the other finalist.

National University, seeking a three-peat, jumped straight to the best-of-three championship series after sweeping the eliminations with a 14-0 record.

The Tamaraws and the Green Spikers last faced each other in the Final Four in 2013, the year that the Taft-based squad last made it past the eliminations.

“Babaunin namin yung lessons na nakuha namin, ang dami namin from down tiniyaga namin pataas,” said FEU head coach Rei Diaz on the stepladder.

“Siguro yun ang una naming gagawin kung paano kami nakabalik, babaunin namin yung eagerness sa laban sa La Salle,” he continued.

With the Tamaraws at match point, 24-22, Jayjay Javelona committed an attack error before Francis Casas drilled a crosscourt shot to tie the score at 24-all. However, Casas’ next attack went wide, and Mark Calado nailed a hammer from the pipe to end the match in one hour and 39 minutes.

Calado showed his scoring prowess anew with 25 points on a very efficient 23-of-31 clip in spikes, to go with two blocks, as well as nine excellent receptions and eight digs.

#ReadMore  Perfect storm for Bea De Leon in first match of last season with Ateneo Lady Eagles

Javelona added 11 points, while the trio of Jelord Talisayan, Dryx Saavedra, and Martin Bugaoan got seven points apiece.

Adamson ended up in seventh place, with a 2-12 record.

Marc Paulino top-scored for the Soaring Falcons with 11 points, while Casas and Jude Aguilar made nine points each.

Written By

Just a kid from Cavite trying to make a difference.

You May Also Like


The 2024 V-League Collegiate Challenge is set to captivate volleyball enthusiasts with a week-long display of athleticism and strategy as the best and the...

Beach Volleyball

Reigning UAAP champion University of Santo Tomas, led by Sofiah Pagara and Khy Progella, upended National University’s Honey Grace Cordero and Kat Epa, 16-21,...

Beach Volleyball

The retooled Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour continues to push for a more competitive platform for beach volleyball in the country. Since 2016, the...


In moves to bolster its already championship-winning squad, Cignal signed three standout UAAP players during the mid-year break. The additions of setter Joshua Retamar,...


For the second consecutive season, Josh Ybanez of University of Santo Tomas has been recognized as the top student-athlete in the UAAP Men’s Volleyball...

2025 FIVB World Men’s Championship

Bryan Bagunas, Marck Espejo, and Jau Umandal will spearhead the 21-man pool of the Philippine men’s national volleyball team for the 2025 FIVB Men’s...


A dream season propelled Far Eastern University to the top of the standings after the elimination round. But they found their dreams abruptly cut...


University of Santo Tomas has done what no other UAAP men’s volleyball fourth seed has done. The fourth-ranked Golden Spikers completed their upset of...