Tamaraws clinch semis berth, boot out Maroons
Mark Escarlote on Sep 25, 2017 02:15 PM
Far Eastern University showed University of the Philippines the exit door in the semifinals race. (File photo)
Far Eastern University earned a semifinals ticket on Monday after booting out University of the Philippines from contention, 25-22, 23-25, 26-24, 25-14, in the men’s division of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
National team member Peter Quiel and John Paul Bugaoan each had 15 points to lead the Tamaraws’ charge and deliver FEU’s fifth straight win in six games. FEU joined unbeaten Ateneo De Manila University (6-0) in the best-of-three semis.
Quiel, who donned the national colors in the 29th Kuala Lumpur, Southeast Asian Games, hammered 13 spikes while Bugaoan showcased his all-around offensive prowess with 10 attacks, four kill blocks and a service ace for the Tams, who will close the elims on Monday against San Beda College.
Redijohn Paler scored 13 and chipped in eight digs and eight excellent receptions for the Morayta-based squad.
The Fighting Maroons dropped their fourth straight match and kissed their semis hopes goodbye after sliding to down to a 1-5 slate.
John Millete had 17 points while Wendel Miguel scored 12 for UP.
Meanwhile, the Red Spikers swept the also-ran NCAA defending champion College of St. Benilde, 25-23, 25-15, 25-22, and improved their record to 2-3 tied with idle University of Sto. Tomas.
Mark Enciso led SBC with 14 points while Limuel Patenio had 10.
The Blazers remained winless in five games despite the 13 points of skipper Isaah Arda and 10 by Ruvince Abrot.
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