UST, National U set up finals rematch in UAAP girls volleyball

UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas and National University arranged a finals rematch in the UAAP Season 77 girls volleyball after beating their respective Final Four foes on Wednesday at the Adamson University Gym.

With Eya Laure leading the way, the defending champion Junior Tigresses downed La Salle-Zobel, 25-10, 22-25, 25-23, 25-18, while the Junior Lady Bulldogs overcame a gritty Adamson University side, 25-10, 25-22, 18-25, 25-23.

Laure is the younger sister of Season 76 MVP EJ, who is now in the college ranks.

Jasmine Nabor and Jennifer Nieva delivered the key hits in the fourth frame to lift NU to victory.

The Junior Tigresses beat the Junior Lady Bulldogs in three matches last season and the two squads will face off in a best-of-three series starting next week.

In the boy's stepladder semifinals, Ateneo eliminated UST, 25-22, 25-18, 25-17, to forge a showdown with twice-to-beat NU.

University of the East, which is seeking an 11th straight title, automatically advanced to the finals with a 12-0 sweep of the double-round eliminations.

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