UST, FEU continue rampage in women's beach volleyball

Paul Lintag on Oct 07, 2017 05:54 PM
UST, FEU continue rampage in women's beach volleyball
Reigning MVP Cherry Rondina and the UST Golden Tigresses remain unbeaten in UAAP beach volleyball.

Looking for: teams that can stop defending champion UST and no. 1 contender FEU.

Both the Golden Tigresses and the Lady Tamaraws kept their unbeaten run in the UAAP Season 80 women's beach volleyball tournament Saturday, scoring impressive wins in the first set of games of Day 3 action at MOA Sands.

Defending champion UST started things off with a bang, dominating the University of the Philippines, 21-7, 21-15.

With Cherry Rondina and Caitlyn Viray finally getting in sync, the Tigresses had little trouble sustaining their clean slate.

"Maganda galaw nila kanina, yun pinaka magandang galaw nila mula nung first day," UST head coach Paul Jan Doloiras told ABS-CBN Sports.

"Nung unang araw si Sisi ang nawala, tapos pangalawang araw si Cait. Ngayon maganda nagsabay kaya nag-single digit lang. Kung ganun lalaruin mas maganda ang chance," he added.

To cap off the day, the Tigresses destroyed Adamson University in another clean sweep, 21-9, 21-14, for a 5-0 mark.

The Lady Tams were also near-perfect in their match against the Lady Falcons as Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza cruised to a 21-10, 21-17 decision over Bernadette Flora and Chrislyn Uy.

FEU then dominated UE's Judith Abil and Angelica Dacaymat, 21-10, 21-7, to tie UST at the top with identical 5-0 records.

De La Salle Universtity was also a big winner in Day 2, picking up two victories to rise to 3-2.

Tin Tiamzon and May Luna first beat the Lady Warriors, 21-17, 21-16, before surviving National University's Roma Doromal and Audrey Paran, 17-21, 21-19, 20-18. The Lady Maroons, meanwhile, ended the day with a victory over Ateneo De Manila University for a 3-2 mark.

In men's play, Bryan Bagunas and James Natividad of the NU Bulldogs powered through Adamson, 21-13, 21-18, for a perfect 4-0 record. Defending champion UST with KR Guzman and Anthony Arbasto then made quick work of Marck Espejo's Ateneo, 21-14, 21-13, to improve to 3-1.

The other men's contender, FEU's Jude Garcia and Richard Solis, likewise took a 3-1 card following a sweep of La Salle.



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