UAAP VOLLEYBALL: FEU on the right track for a semis twice-to-beat advantage
Mark Escarlote on Apr 11, 2018 05:55 PM
Far Eastern University boosted its chances of claiming a Final Four twice-to-beat advantage after taking down University of the East in straight sets.
Far Eastern University moved a step closer to securing at least a playoff for the last Final Four twice-to-beat advantage after cruising past the also-ran University of the East, 25-17, 25-15, 25-20, Wednesday in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Lady Tamaraws easily dismantled the Lady Warriors to climb to 9-4 win-loss record tied with idle Ateneo de Manila University at second to third spots behind league-leading two-time defending champion De La Salle University (11-2), which already locked the top seed in the semis against National University (7-6).
Celine Domingo led FEU with 16 points anchored on 12 kills and four aces while Bernadeth Pons had 13 points, 13 digs and 13 excellent receptions. Jeanette Villareal finished with 13 points for the Lady Tams, who had 44 kill points and landed 14 service aces.
FEU will take on National University on Sunday. A win by the Lady Tams coupled by a victory of the Lady Spikers over the Lady Eagles will hand FEU the semis incentive against Ateneo.
“’Yun ‘yung talagang objective namin pero sabi ko nga sa kanila kanina one at a time lang, one step at a time lang so next plan is NU,” said FEU coach George Pascua. “Sabi ko nga sa kanila pag mas maganda laro namin yung ine-aim namin na twice to beat possible na makukuha namin kumbaga gift na lang yun kung talagang pagtatrabahuan.”
UE suffered its fifth straight loss for a 2-11 slate. The Lady Warriors will close their elims campaign against University of the Philippines on Saturday at the Blue Eagle Gym inside the Ateneo campus.
Shaya Adorador and Mary Anne Mendrez had 11 points each for UE.
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