FEU sends UE to 54th straight loss
Mark Escarlote on Mar 09, 2016 03:33 PM
Far Eastern University hands University of the East its 54th straight loss.
Far Eastern University captured its first win in the second round of the 78th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the expense of the hapless University of the East Lady Warriors, 25-13, 25-18, 25-21, Wednesday at the MOA Arena in Pasay City.
The Lady Tamaraws banked on the duo of Bernadeth Pons and Toni Basas as FUE improved to fourth spot with a 5-4 win-loss record.
Pons scattered 19 points from 18 kills and a service ace. Basas had nine markers while Jerili Malabanan and Remy Palma combined for 13 markers for FEU.
The Lady Warriors showed some resistance in the second set, taking a 12-9 lead only to see the Lady Tams mount a 10-2 rally to take a 19-14 advantage and never looked back.
FEU controlled the third set, pulling away by as much as 23-13. With the game already decided and the Lady Tams holding a 24-16, advantage, head coach Shaq Delos Santos pulled out his starters and fielded his bench. The Lady Warriors took advantage to save five matchpoints before bringing Palma back to finish off the Lady Warriors.
"Para naman ma-expose yung ibang reserves namin," said Delos Santos of his gamble in the final stretch. "Pero alam naman namin na medyo ganoon ang mangyayari pero siyempre kailangan ipa-feel namin sa mga bata yun, kung paano maglaro sa UAAP."
"Yun yung chance namin na pwede naming magawa ang bagay na yun,"
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#UAAPSeason78Volleyball (w): FEU coach Shaq delos Santos after their win over UEPosted by ABS-CBN Sports on Wednesday, March 9, 2016
The Morayta-based squad erased the memory of a sorry five-set 14-25, 9-25, 25-22, 25-19, 7-15, loss to De La Salle University to start the second round last Saturday.
FEU dealt the Lady Warriors their ninth straight loss of the season and duplicated its first round 25-18, 25-11, 21-25, 25-14 win over UE, which is down on its 54th straight loss overall.
Shaya Adorador had 11 markers while Judith Abil finished with seven for the Lady Warriors.
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