UAAP Season 81 Finals: UST alumni to fly Rondina and Bicar’s families to Manila for Game 2
Mark Escarlote on May 13, 2019 08:33 PM
A group of prominent University of Sto. Tomas alumni will fly the family of top hitter Sisi Rondina and setter Alina Bicar to Manila for Game 2 of the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament.
Sisi Rondina’s family will get a chance to cheer for the University of Sto. Tomas star in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball Finals series after all.
A group of prominent UST alumni upon learning that Rondina’s family in Cebu has no means of travelling to Manila because of budget constraint after the graduating hitter and breadwinner bought a 2-storey pre-selling house in their hometown in Compostela, decided to shoulder their airfare and accommodation expenses.
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“It’s the UST community, we’re a family,” a UST alumnus, who requested anonymity, told ABS-CBN Sports in a message on Sunday.
The Season 81 Most Valuable Player, the first Tigress to capture the highest individual recognition since UST legend Venus Bernal bagged it back in Season 69, led the Espana-based squad to a 25-17, 25-16, 25-20, victory over Ateneo de Manila University in Game 1 of the best-of-three championship at the Big Dome on Saturday.
Rondina finished with game-high 23 points as she helped the Tigresses move a win away from reclaiming the throne after a nine-year drought.
As a gesture of appreciation for her service to the school and for bringing the UST community together, the UST alumni will fly Rondina’s family to Manila in time for Game 2 on Wednesday.
In addition, the group will also bring in the family of Tigresses setter Alina Bicar from Samar.
The playmaker was also instrumental in UST’s series-opening romp, tallying 19 excellent sets in a superb ball distribution that helped the Tigresses fire 46 attack points.
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