UAAP Season 81: Lady Maroons snatch solo lead
Mark Escarlote on Feb 20, 2019 06:49 PM
University of the Philippines moved up to solo lead after defeating Far Eastern University in the Lady Maroons' first UAAP women's volleyball win over the Lady Tamaraws in five seasons.
University of the Philippines preserved its unblemished card after defeating Far Eastern University, 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, 25-20, Wednesday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The trio of Isa Molde, Justine Dorog and Tots Carlos displayed another superb showing to pace the Lady Maroons in their second straight win in as many outings. The victory was UP’s first win against FEU since the second round of Season 76.
"FEU is a good team, they keep on changing tactics and that gave us a lot of challenge. It was a good win and we hope that we continue with it in the next games to come," said UP coach Godfrey Okumu.
Carlos finished with 15 points anchored on 12 spikes while Dorog got 12 markers for UP. Molde posted 11 points and added 17 digs for an all-around performance for the Lady Maroons, who got a good service game going that translated to 14 aces.
UP was quick to recover after yielding the second set and took control of the fourth set early. The Lady Tamaraws made one final push, saving four match points before Molde finished them off with a powerful hit.
FEU dropped to 1-1 slate tied with University of Sto. Tomas and Ateneo de Manila University.
For the second straight game rookie Lycha Ebon fired a game-high 16 points while adding 10 digs and seven excellent receptions for the Lady Tams. Celine Domingo had 11 markers while Heather Guino-o and freshman France Ronquillo combined for 14 points FEU.
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