Rondina, Laure power UST’s vengeance versus UE

They waited for another season for their revenge, but it was worth it.

Same time last season, the University of the East Lady Warriors shocked the University of Sto. Tomas Golden Tigresses as the former romped the latter in four sets, 25-23, 18-25, 28-26, 26-24.

UE’s victory against UST was their first since the UAAP adopted the final four format.

It was a feel-good win for the Lady Warriors that time as they went for a back-to-back win, but not for the Golden Tigresses, who bowed out of contention of the final four.

However, in today’s game which lasted for an hour and 26 minutes, UST was too good as they made quick work of UE, 25-18, 25-14, 25-20, at the Filoil Flying V Center.

Thanks to the effort of senior Sisi Rondina and rookie Eya Laure who carried the team to a straight-set victory as the two dropped 17 and 15 points, respectively.

The Tigresses dominated the Lady Warriors in all scoring departments as they tallied more attacks (45-26), blocks (6-1), and aces (6-3).


The win ties the Golden Tigresses with defending champions Lady Spikers in second place with an identical 5-2 card, and further their winning streak to three going to the second round.


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