UST Golden Spikers punch fourth straight win

Danine Cruz on Aug 05, 2018 02:02 PM
The Golden Spikers are on a roll
"Pinabayaan ko lang sila maglaro na minimal guidance lang kasi evaluation month kami itong August. Observe observe lang."

The University of Santo Tomas overcame careless errors and punched their fourth straight win over the College of Saint Benilde, 25-23, 26-24, 25-23, Sunday morning in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Season 2 at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Committing a total of 32 errors, the Golden Spikers shook it all off and prevailed to still be the better team especially during the close out set.

"Cino-cultivate ko sa kanila na even though five points behind kami, pero dapat pag dating sa dulo sa end game na, dapat kami yung nasa taas."

"At least ngayon marunong pa sila tumabla at mauna ulit pero sa susunod dapat we keep the lead lalo na sa end game," reflected head coach Odjie Mamon.

It was a seesaw affair for UST and Benilde as both teams exchanged points and errors. But Benilde failed to seal a single set due to Joshua Umandal and Manuel Medina's attacks.

In the third set, UST took it all home with Benilde's back-to-back errors.

Umandal and Medina scored the most for UST with 16 and 15 points respectively. On the Benilde side, Ruvince Abrot gave nine points while Owen Bacani and Francis Basilan added eight points each.

UST, now at 4-0, will seek for their fifth win on August 11 against Adamson while Benilde, 1-2, will take on Perpetual next on August 8.

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