UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas kept its Final Four hopes alive following a 25-23, 25-20, 25-15 win over University of the Philippines in the 76th UAAP women's volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan on Sunday.
Pam Lastimosa came away with 18 points and Jem Gutierrez added 11 for the Tigresses, who improved to a 4-6 card for sixth spot.
Mela Tunay, Ria Meneses, and Jessey de Leon chipped in a combined
26-point output for UST.
“Mathematically pwede pa kami pumasok sa Final Four," said UST coach
Odjie Mamon. "Kaya ang sabi ko sa kanila na wag bibigay."
The España-based spikers are just one and a half game behind fifth-running Far Eastern University (5-4).
The Tigresses need to win their four remaining games against FEU,
La Salle, Ateneo, and Adamson to have a shot at a semifinals berth.
Katherine Bersola had nine points for the Lady Maroons, while Angeli
Araneta contributed eight.
UP remained at seventh place with a 1-9 slate.