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University of Santo Tomas (UST) secured a final four spot in the UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball after outlasting the University of the East (UE), 26-24, 25-18, 25-19.

/ 8 June 2022

Kc Galdones poured the first point for the Tigresses followed by another block but UE got away with 10-5 only to get tied at 11. The Lady Warriors started well but could not keep UST handcuffed and finished the set with a 26-24 deficit.

Coming off a first-set heist loss, UE failed to retaliate as Ypril Tapia led the UST with her 13 points in the three-set match to bank the East and stopped them from scoring from 15 until the 25 finish score in the second set.

UST and UE went score-for-score in the third set and when UST got away with two points advantage, Ja Lana of UE poured two consecutive attacks to tie at 15.

The España-based squad first reached crucial 20 points while 18 for UE and that venture shattered the Warrior’s game plan as UST snatched the victory, 25-19.

With such a feat, UST is set to go into the semis together with the unbeaten National University (NU) and De La Salle University (DLSU).

UST assistant coach Yani Fernandez, on the other hand, shared that the team had multiple errors which paved the way for UE to keep their scores one step behind or two.

Yung composure din kasi ng mga bata nangya­yari talaga yan. Niremind na lang din namin na simula’t sapul aggressive sila all the time,” he said.