FEU hands UE its 32nd straight loss, returns on the winning track
Mark Escarlote on Feb 18, 2017 12:04 PM
Far Eastern University gets back in the win column after a tight win over University of the East. (File photo)
Far Eastern University survived an upset scare from the listless University of the East Red Warriors, 25-21, 21-25, 18-25, 25-18, 15-9, Saturday to get back on the winning track of the 79th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.
The Tamaraws erased the bitter memory of a straight sets loss at the hands of three-peat seeking Ateneo de Manila to improve to 3-1 win-loss record to climb to solo second spot but not after getting a workout.
Down 1-2 in the match, the trio of John Paul Bugaoan, Greg Dolor and Peter Quiel spearheaded the comeback of the Morayta-based squad to send the Red Warriors reeling to their fourth straight loss in as many outings.
Buagaoan led four other FEU players in double-figures with 17 points from 12 spikes and five kill blocks. Quiel and Dolor had 15 markers each while skipper Richard Solis and Jude Garcia finished with 10 points apiece for the Tams.
FEU will have a week’s rest before marching into a marquee battle against National University.
Clifford Inoferio and Edward Camposano had 17 and 15 points, respectively, for UE, which dropped its 32nd straight match.
The Red Warriors will take on the Blue Eagles Wednesday.
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