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UE High School gives Sam Catantan golden send-off



Tiebreaker Times UE High School gives Sam Catantan golden send-off Fencing News UAAP UE UST  UST Girls' Fencing UST Boys' Fencing UE Girls' Fencing UE Boys' Fencing UAAP Season 82 High School Fencing Shawn Felipe Samantha Catantan Amatov Canlas

University of the East fashioned out a UAAP Season 82 High School golden double, Friday at the Paco Arena. 

The Junior Warriors gave Samantha Catantan a fitting send-off by winning a ninth consecutive girls crown; meanwhile, their boys’ team achieved a 10th straight title.

Behind Catantan’s heroics, UE rallied past University of Santo Tomas, 45-44, in the girls’ team saber final. It then completed a six-gold sweep with a 45-30 win over UST in the girls’ team epee final.

Catantan emerged as the MVP once more, leaving a lasting legacy for the Junior Warriors’ program.

“Happy ako kay Sam,” expressed UE head coach Amatov Canlas.

UST and De La Salle-Zobel finished second (0-3-6) and third (0-0-3), respectively.

In the boys’ division, MVP Shawn Felipe powered UE to a 45-9 dismantling of UST in the team foil final to cap a scintillating five-gold romp.

The Junior Warriors — who also captured two silvers and two bronzes — clinched their 10th straight boys crown as early as last Thursday.

Ateneo added a boys’ team foil bronze to its 1-1-4 haul to finish second. Far Eastern University-Diliman completed the podium with a 0-2-1 tally.

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