FEU closes in on twice-to-beat edge, outplays NU

Similar to their first round encounter, the Far Easter University Lady Tamaraws completed their mastery over National University Lady Bulldogs in four sets, 25-21, 25-22, 16-25, 25-20, Sunday at MOA Arena.

More importantly, the win gives the Lady Tamaraws a big boost to their title aspirations as they close in on the twice-to-beat advantage.

Here are the takeaways from the match:


TWICE-TO-BEAT OPPORTUNITY –  The Lady Tamaraws momentarily secures the second seed. If Ateneo wins their game against La Salle, a playoff game between FEU and Ateneo will be held to determine which team gets the second spot and the twice-to-beat incentive.

ALL-AROUND TEAM EFFORT – Bernadeth Pons once again topscored the team with 17 points but she drew huge support from her teammates as eight other Lady Tamaraws scored in the victory.

STREAKING TAMARAWS – The Lady Tams are peaking just in time for semifinals. They finished their second round campaign with four consecutive victories, the second-longest active streak in the season right now.


NOT ENOUGH GAS – After winning the third set, the Lady Bulldogs failed to capitalize on their momentum as the Lady Tamaraws went aggressive from the get go of the fourth frame, capped by Pons’ kill to clinch the win.

RECEPTION WOES – The Lady Bulldogs had problems connecting on their kills as they had a hard time on their reception. They were outshined in the attack department, registering only 39 kills as opposed to FEU’s 45.

REGAINING KILLER FORM – Despite the loss, one bright spot that National University fans should look forward to is the resurgence of Jorelle Singh, who played her best game of the season, dropping 10 points in a losing effort.