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FEU forces Ultimate 4 decider, beats NU


FEU Lady Tamaraws beat NU Lady Bulldogs UAAP Season 86 women's volleyball Final Four

FEU Girl Tamaraws rejoice throughout a win over the top-seeded NU Girl Bulldogs of their UAAP Season 86 girls’s volleyball Ultimate 4 match.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

MANILA, Philippines–Far Japanese College confirmed up with the most effective model of itself and by no means regarded this good.

Operating the chance of ending their season utterly, the Girl Tamaraws virtually outperformed themselves by downing the Nationwide College Girl Bulldogs, 25-23, 25-17, 25-23, on Saturday night time to maneuver a step nearer to the UAAP Season 86 girls’s volleyball finals.

“It’s not but carried out. There’s another recreation that we’ve to win,” stated Chenie Tagaod after main her workforce in erasing NU’s twice-to-beat benefit of their make-or-break face-off on the Good Araneta Coliseum.

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One other victory come Wednesday will elevate the Girl Tamaraws to a championship showdown in opposition to the survivor between the College of Santo Tomas Tigresses and the La Salle Girl Spikers within the different Ultimate 4 pairing.

“Proper now, we’re on Cloud 9. However we shouldn’t overlook that it’s not but over. We’ve got to maintain our ft on the bottom as a result of there’s extra work to do,” stated FEU coach Manolo Refugia.

Tin Ubaldo was the lynchpin that held them collectively, operating the Girl Tamaraws offense fluidly with 16 glorious units aside from 4 assaults, one block and an ace whereas Tagaod and Jean Asis had been the recipients principally of Ubaldo’s generosity with 12 factors and 11 apiece.

“We’re tremendous desperate to be within the finals. Our efficiency again in Season 84 and final yr have develop into our inspiration,” stated Ubaldo.

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The Girl Tamaraws positioned final amongst eight groups two years in the past and missed the semifinal bus in Season 85 previous to pulling off the unthinkable of defeating the Girl Bulldogs, a squad they haven’t overwhelmed the previous six conferences since Season 84.

“Each recreation I’ve been fascinated by these two seasons that we didn’t do effectively. I don’t wish to return and expertise the sensation,” stated Ubaldo.

Chenie Tagaod FEU Lady Tamaraws beat NU Lady Bulldogs UAAP Season 86 women's volleyball Final Four

FEU Girl Tamaraws’ Chenie Tagaod reacts throughout a UAAP Season 86 girls’s volleyball Ultimate 4 match in opposition to the NU Girl Bulldogs.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.web

As for the Girl Bulldogs, who swept the opposition within the second spherical, the meltdown was a whole heartbreak contemplating they should make the most of the leverage that they possessed within the semifinals.

Bella Belen tried to resuscitate her workforce within the third set and completed with 12 factors whereas Vangie Alinsug and Alyssa Solomon chipped in eight assaults every.

However what damage them most had been the unforced errors that hounded the Girl Bulldogs all night time lengthy. That they had 25 errors in comparison with FEU’s 20 with a big chunk carried out by Solomon.

Tagaod summoned her prowess late within the first set, pulling out the Girl Tamaraws from a impasse at 20 by smashing the alternative ground for them to grab command.

Tagaod’s energy strike adopted by an ace put them inside two factors of sealing the opening body.

However Erin Pangilinan made positive the Girl Bulldogs received’t hand over identical to that, deflecting Faida Bakanke’s blow and driving a down-the-line assault of her personal.

A service error by Solomon within the subsequent sequence didn’t assist in any respect and Gerzel Petallo made positive this one could be theirs to take with an uncontested smash off a mix play.

The Girl Bulldogs’ errors, together with Solomon’s six errors, clearly bought into them as they fell early within the second set.

Jean Asis scored on a push whereas Solomon’s cross went too broad and Abe Pono dedicated a service error for a seven-point FEU benefit.

Asis additional racked it up, dropping one other bomb to the opposite facet and tallying an ace earlier than errors utterly engulfed the Girl Bulldogs.

Method forward 24-16 and in search of that killer, Ubaldo tossed it excessive for Bakanke, who soared above her blockers and punched down a strike that ended the set in a a lot simpler vogue.

Because the Girl Bulldogs appeared to have misplaced the need to combat within the third set, the underdog Girl Tamaraws raced swiftly forward, 7-0, constructed on good blocks and good placement assaults.



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Belen chopped away on the deficit because the Girl Bulldogs pulled inside 22-21 on Cham Maaya’s ace with Solomon and Alinsug likewise chipping in.

However it was visibly not Solomon’s night time after she dedicated one other service blunder earlier than Bakanke capped it off with an imposing crosscourt strike that rolled off Belen’s arms earlier than dropping inside



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