The University of the Philippines clinched their first win in UAAP Season 77 Women’s Volleyball tournament on Wednesday, December 3, at The Arena in San Juan City.
The Lady Maroons scored an upset against the UST Tigresses in a thrilling four-setter (26-24, 23-25, 25-20, 25-17) to get their first win of the season.
UP Team Captain Nicole Tiamzon was chosen as Best Player of the Game after leading her team with 19 points. Last season’s Best Blocker Kathy Bersola put up 16 points while veteran Angeli Araneta contributed 14 points to put a stop on their series of loss, 13 of their last 16 games.
UST’s star rookie EJ Laurie finished with a team-high 19 points but was not enough to bring her team into victory.
UP Lady Maroons and UST Lady Tigresses both has 1-2 record in the team standings. UP will be facing the DLSU Lady Spikers on Saturday, December 6 at 2pm while UST will face Season 76 Champions, ADMU Lady Eagles at 4pm.
UP (98): Tiamzon 19, Bersola 16, Araneta 14, Ilustre 9, Alinas 5, Lai 3, Mangulabnan 1, Magtalas 0, Gaiser (L) 0, Estranero (L) 0
UST (86): Laure 19, Lastimosa 13, Meneses 9, De Leon 7, Tunay 6, Cortez 5, Cabanos 2, Pacres 1, Verutiao 0, Rondina 0, Rasmo (L) 0