UNIVERSITY of the Philippines turned back La Salle, 10-3, to clinch the remaining Final Four berth in the UAAP Season 79 softball tournament on Thursday at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.
The Lady Maroons had two outs in the second frame but were able to unload eight runs, as the Lady Archers suffered a maze of errors which was the turning point of the do-or-die match.
A semifinals date with defending six-time champion Adamson University awaits UP on Saturday at the same Malate venue.
The other Final Four pairing pits No. 2 National University and last year's finalist University of Santo Tomas.
Holding twice-to-beat advantages for finishing 1-2 in the eliminations, the Lady Falcons and the Lady Bulldogs need only once to advance in the best-of-three Finals.
The semifinals decider, if necessary, will be played on Monday.