UNIVERSITY of the East routed Colegio San Agustin-Biñan, 25-10, 26-24, 25-8, on Thursday to earn a short at the bronze medal in the Philippine Superliga Collegiate Grand Slam at the Muntinlupa Sports Center.
It only took 65 minutes for the Lady Red Warriors to finish off the Eagles, who were coming off a five-set shocker over the Lady Tamaraws.
UE ended its two-match skid, with all Lady Red Warriors contributing at least two points.
Me-ann Mendrez had 11 points on 10 kills and a service ace. Playmaker Laizah Bendong fired seven service aces and also made 11 excellent sets, while libero Kath Arado had eight digs and seven excellent receptions.
The Lady Red Warriors finished their inaugural Collegiate Grand Slam stint with a 2-3 win-loss record tied with the FEU Lady Tamaraws. FEU and UE battle for third place on Dec. 20 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
CSA-Biñan only scored one attack point in the first set and its other nine points came from nine errors of the UAAP team in the frame.
The Eagles almost squared the match one-set apiece as they held a 22-20 second-set lead only for the Lady Warriors to catch some fire with a 6-2 run and take the two-set lead before unleashing a fiery 13-0 start in the third to seal their second win in five matches.
Nobody scored in double figures for CSA-Biñan with Aliah Marce and Lency Duarte combining for 10 attacks as the Eagles dropped to 1-3 card.