PVL: Tigers extend win streak
Joshua Umandal dropped 23 points to lead University of Sto. Tomas to a straight sets win over Adamson University.
Joshua Umandal poured in 23 points to help University of Sto. Tomas preserve its unbeaten record and take the solo lead in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference men’s division on a rainy Saturday morning.
Umandal’s scoring barrage piloted the Tigers’ straight sets demolition of Adamson University, 25-22, 26-24, 25-22, at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan for a perfect 5-0 win-loss record.
UST also inched closer to a Final Four berth.
Umandal pounded 19 kills with three aces and a kill block to lead the Espana-based squad. Manuel Medina added 10 points with all but one coming off attacks while putting up a great defensive performance with 18 excellent receptions.
Tyronne Carodan and Jayvee Sumagaysay combined for 17 markers for UST, which rained down 48 kills and survived a fierce battle despite giving away 31 points off errors.
The Falcons absorbed their second straight loss after opening their campaign with four straight wins.
Team captain Paolo Pablico was the lone bright spot for Adamson, scoring 11 points in a losing effort.
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