UNIVERSITY of the Philippines clobbered league new comer San Beda, 25-20, 25-17, 25-20, on Saturday in the opener of the Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Collegiate Conference at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
UAAP rookie of the year Isa Molde scored 15 points with 13 kills, skipper Kathy Bersola added nine and Justine Dorog and Nicole Tiamzon each had eight markers for UP.
The Lady Maroons needed 68 minutes to complete the win, but UP coach Jerry Yee noted they could have done beter.
“Pangit eh, sloppy ’yung execution namin, we have to improve, we have to practice pa,” said Yee, who rated his team at 50 percent.
“First game ng San Beda dito and very smooth ang kanilang entry,” he added.
Mae Basarte dished out 39 of UP’s 42 excellent sets, while Dorog came up with eight digs and six excellent receptions.
UP is quite familiar with San Beda’s play, the Lady Maroons having won the title in last month’s Founder’s Cup also featuring college teams where the Red Lionesses finished third.
Francesca Racraquin led the way for San Beda with 16 points highlighted by 12 hits with two blocks and two service aces.
Rebecca Cuevas came up with 34 excellent sets for San Beda.