UVC survives Sta. Lucia, caps prelims at no. 5

United Volleyball Club ekes out a five-set victory, 21-25, 25-18, 23-25, 25-14, 15-11, against Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors to cap the preliminary round on a high note in the Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix 2019, Thursday at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan.

Much like their first-round affair, it took UVC five sets to beat the gritty Lady Realtors and get a winning momentum heading into the quarterfinals.

Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani starred for UVC as she registered 21 kills and four blocks.

Despite the win, the Kalei Mau-led squad fell short of claiming a twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs as it finished the prelims at no. 5 with a win-loss 7-7 card and 19 points.

Sta. Lucia, meanwhile, wrapped things up with 2-12 slate for an eighth-place finish.

UVC dominated the net as they tallied 64 spikes and 15 blocks compared to Sta. Lucia’s 45 and nine, respectively.

The Lady Realtors made a living from the service line with 14 aces while UVC only had five. Both teams committed 25 errors apiece.

UVC will face either PLDT or Cignal while Sta. Lucia is up against the unbeaten Petron in the quarterfinals, which starts this weekend.

(Image from Facebook/Philippine Superliga)


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