UAAP Season 81: Guino-o stars in FEUís third win in a row
Mark Escarlote on Mar 10, 2019 04:28 PM
Far Eastern University claimed its third straight win.
Far Eastern University bagged its third straight win after surviving a tough challenge from Adamson University, 25-18, 17-25, 25-14, 22-25, 15-8, Sunday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Heather Guino-o, rookie Lycha Ebon and Celine Domingo starred in the Lady Tamaraws’ fourth win in six games to tie three-time defending champion De La Salle University and University of Sto. Tomas.
Guino-o registered a personal season-best 20 points scattered from 17 spikes, four kill blocks and three aces while adding 13 digs and 10 excellent receptions for an all-around performance. Ebon hammered down 15 attacks for 17 markers while Domingo got 14 points highlighted by four kill blocks for the Morayta-based squad, which had 60 kills.
FEU pulled away from a hairline 4-3 lead to start the fifth set with four straight points. The Lady Falcons cut their deficit to 8-6 before the Lady Tams countered with a 6-1 blast to move at match point, 14-7. Rookie Trisha Genesis saved a match point before Domingo sealed the win with a kill block.
“Sabi ko sa mga players ko, balik lang tayo. Kasi mahirap naman na magre-relax ng ganun-ganun lang,” said FEU coach George Pascua.
Kyle Negrito tallied 32 excellent sets and five points while Buding Duremdes posted 44 digs for FEU.
Adamson broke free from a 14-14 deadlock in the fourth set with a 6-1 scoring spurt for a 20-15 lead. The Lady Falcons kept their distance, 23-19, before FEU answered with three straight points to breathe down the neck of Adamson, 23-22. Eli Soyud stopped the bleeding with a hit before Lycha Ebon committed an attack error that forced a decider.
The Lady Falcons fell to 1-4 mark.
Soyud had 14 points anchored on 12 spikes while Joy Dacoron had 13 markers for Adamson. Bernadette Flora posted 11 points while Chiara Permentilla finished with nine markers and 13 excellent receptions.
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