UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas dealt University of the Philippines an emphatic 28-26, 25-19, 25-18 loss to earn at least a playoff for a semifinal berth in the Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Reinforced Conference at the Philsports Arena.
The Tigresses pulled through in a tighly fought first set and imposed their will the rest of the way to remain unbeaten through four games in what is easily their finest start in years in this pioneering volleyball league.
Sophomore spiker Carla Sandoval, aby filling in for top hitter Sisi Rondina, led the Tigresses with 14 points.
EJ Laure added 13 points while Marivic Meneses and Pam Lastimosa combined for 19 points for the España-based squad, which count earlier victories against Air Force, Coast Guard and BaliPure.
The Lady Maroons fell to 1-2.