UST Tigresses down Coast Guard for second straight victory in V-League
The Tigresses have no problem getting past Coast Guard without Cherry Rondina. Dante Peralta

UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas moved to the early lead with two wins in as many matches after downing Philippine Coast Guard, 25-16, 25-10, 25-23, on Monday in the Shakey’s V-League Reinforced Conference at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

EJ Laure led the way for the Tigresses with 12 points.

UST ace spiker Sisi Rondina missed the match as she focuses on the Tigresses bid in the UAAP Season 79 women's beach volleyball at Sands SM By the Bay.

UST won in four sets over Philippine Air Force in the opener.

Coast Guard is winless in two matches.

"Smooth naman 'yung first two sets. Bumunot kami ng tao sa labas pero doon nagbago 'yung tyempo ng laro," said UST coach Kungfu Reyes.

Chloe Cortez, Alina Bicar and Christine Francisco started the third set, while Mary Pacres and Alex Cabaños were later sent in, but Reyes was not too pleased with the outcome.

"Although up by two sets kami, 'di kami pwede mag-relax. 'Yung chance na binibigay namin sa mga players, minsan hindi nagma-materialize. 'Yun ang pinipilit naming baguhin. As individual players, dapat nilang samantalahin 'yung chance kasi nasa kanila na ang opportunity."

 

"Anim naman ang naglalaro sa court. Katorse ang lineup, dapat handa lahat. Kahit sino nandyan, dala namin ang pangalan ng UST. Kung wala sila, dapat may tumakip ng butas na nawalan nila. Kailangan competitive lahat o sumasabay kahit paano," said Reyes.

 

Former Far Eastern University spiker Smantha Dawson had eight points for Coast Guard.

 

UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas moved to the early lead with two wins in as many matches after downing Philippine Coast Guard, 25-16, 25-10, 25-23, on Monday in the Shakey’s V-League Reinforced Conference at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.

EJ Laure led the way for the Tigresses with 12 points.

UST won in four sets over Philippine Air Force in the opener, while Coast Guard is winless in two matches.

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"Smooth naman 'yung first two sets. Bumunot kami ng tao sa labas pero doon nagbago 'yung tyempo ng laro," said UST coach Kungfu Reyes.

Chloe Cortez, Alina Bicar and Christine Francisco started the third set, while Mary Pacres and Alex Cabaños were later sent in, but Reyes was not too pleased with the outcome.

"Although up by two sets kami, 'di kami pwede mag-relax. 'Yung chance na binibigay namin sa mga players, minsan hindi nagma-materialize. 'Yun ang pinipilit naming baguhin. As individual players, dapat nilang samantalahin 'yung chance kasi nasa kanila na ang opportunity."

UST ace spiker Sisi Rondina missed the match as she focuses on the Tigresses’ title bid in the UAAP Season 79 women's beach volleyball at Sands SM By the Bay.

"Anim naman ang naglalaro sa court. Katorse ang lineup, dapat handa lahat. Kahit sino nandyan, dala namin ang pangalan ng UST. Kung wala sila, dapat may tumakip ng butas na nawalan nila. Kailangan competitive lahat o sumasabay kahit paano," said Reyes.

Former Far Eastern University spiker Smantha Dawson had eight points for Coast Guard.

 

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