FEU Lady Tamaraws halt two-match slide, keep UE Lady Warriors winless
Toni Rose Basas and the Lady Tamaraws score their fourth win to move closer to the top half of the leaderboard. Dante Peralta

FAR Eastern University snapped a two-match skid with a 25-16, 25-17, 22-25, 25-18 victory over cellar-dwelling University of the East on Saturday in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.

The Lady Tamaraws looked set to take a straight-sets win but wobbled in the third, allowing the Lady Warriors to extend the match.

It was UE's first set win of the season, the cellar-dwelling Lady Warriors making the Lady Tamaraws pay for some sloppy plays before Liazah Bendong sealed the set a service ace.

That served as a wake-up call for FEU, which recovered to score its fourth win in nine outings.

“Una nag-relex (ang FEU), tapos biglang naging ok ang laro ng UE kahit anong gawin nila napapatay nila ang bola,” said FEU coach Shaq de los Santos.

“Sa fourth set sabi ko lang focus lang, dapat may energy tayo, pag nakakapuntos magpakita tayo ng energy, ’wag tayong aayaw, sipag pa sa game,” he added.

Bernadeth Pons led FEU with 14 points and Mary Palma added 11.

Trailling by two, 9-11, in the fourth, the Lady Tamaraws countered with a 10-3 run to take the driver’s seat.

UE remained winless in nine outings.

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