MANILA, Philippines – Guest player Jovelyn Gonzaga erupted for 19 points and Toni Rose Basas backed her up with 11 as Far Eastern University made quick work of University of the Philippines, 25-20, 25-20, 25-19, in the Shakey’s V-League 12 Collegiate Conference on Sunday, August 2 at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
The national team member connected on 14 spikes and 3 blocks while Basas had 10 attack herself as the 4-0 quarterfinals-bound Lady Tamaraws approach a sweep of the eliminations in Group A with just one game left against National University.
“We just have to develop our weaknesses and keep working on our strengths,” Gonzaga said in Filipino.
Bernadeth Pons and guest player Honey Royce Tubino added 9 points apiece for the defending champions who cruised past the Lady Maroons despite tallying 26 errors.
A young UP squad largely made up of rookies showed character in the first set as they rallied from a 17-7 deficit and made the final score respectable at 25-20.
They carried that surge in momentum in the second frame and briefly led FEU but the more experience Morayta crew charged ahead for good and never released the gas pedal through the third.
Maria Lina Molde had 9 points and Diana Carlos added 6 for the now 2-2 Lady Maroons, who has the 3-1 Arellano University as their final assignment. The top 4 teams from Group A and Group B will advance to the playoffs. – Rappler.com
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