FAR Eastern University snapped the three-game winning streak of University of Santo Tomas behind a 22-25, 29-27, 25-18, 25-23 victory on Sunday in a showdown between two powerhouse teams of the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.
The Tigresses rallied back from four down to tie the game at 21 in the fourth set, but the Lady Tams answered with their own 4-2 spurt, capped by a Rosemarie Vargas hit to end the game and wrap up their second straight game under interim coach Kid Santos.
“Masaya kasi sila,” said Santos. “Alam nila ang pinaghihirapan nila kaya di sila basta-basta bumibigay.”
Vargas had 17 points while Wenneth Eulalio finished with the same output on 13 hits and four block points.
Mary Remy Palma added 12, and Marjorie Roxas and Marie Toni Basas each had 10 for FEU, which improved its record to 3-4 (win-loss) overall.
Judy Ann Caballejo finished with 12 points, and Maika Ortiz with 11 for UST, which fell to fifth spot with a 4-3 win-loss card.
Earlier, Adamson University ended the first round on a high note as it snapped a two-game losing skid by trouncing winless University of the East, 25-19, 25-17, 25-10.
Pau Soriano led the Lady Falcons with 15 points as Adamson hiked its record to 4-3.
Luisa Zapanta complemented Soriano with 11.
“Morale booster ito," said Adamson coach Sherwin Meneses, relieved after the win that came following the team’s back-to-back five-set losses to Ateneo and UST, respectively.
"Pero ang laro namin ngayon preparation na namin para sa second round."
Ma. Leuseht and Christine Miralles came with seven markers apiece for the Lady Warriors, who remains at the bottom of the standings at 0-7.