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UST stays alive, downs FEU in males’s volleyball Remaining 4

UST Golden Spikers UAAP Season 86 men's volleyball Final Four

UST Golden Spikers throughout a UAAP Season 86 males’s volleyball Remaining 4 sport towards the FEU Tamaraws.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

MANILA, Philippines — College of Santo Tomas revived its bid for a second straight finals look after purging Far Jap College’s twice-to-beat bonus with a 25-23, 25-19, 28-26 win within the UAAP Season 86 males’s volleyball Remaining 4 on Sunday at Mall of Asia Area.

With their last hopes on the road towards the top-seeded Tamaraws, whom they didn’t beat within the elimination spherical, the Golden Spikers turned to their star Josh Ybañez, who delivered 16 factors, 13 glorious receptions, and 6 digs.

UST compelled a decider towards FEU on Wednesday at Sensible Araneta Coliseum.

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“We’re comfortable to get the primary sport of their twice-to-beat. Nevertheless it’s not over, we’ve to beat them once more,” mentioned Ybañez in Filipino. “We are going to enhance our strengths and work on our lapses so we’ll be extra prepared subsequent sport.”

Josh Ybanez UST Golden Spikers UAAP Season 86 men's volleyball Final Four

UST Golden Spikers’ Josh Ybanez throughout a UAAP Season 86 males’s volleyball Remaining 4 match towards the FEU Tamaraws.–MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.internet

The reigning MVP, who has been needing assist throughout UST’s struggles within the elimination spherical, was backstopped by Sherwin Umandal rising because the Participant of the Recreation with 14 factors, whereas GBoy De Vega and Paul Colinares added 10 factors every with the latter nailing 4 blocks. 

FEU tried to increase the match after saving a match level by means of Dryx Saavedra’s essential assault to tie the third set at 24-apiece. De Vega introduced UST on prime after three straight factors for a 27-26 lead earlier than Ybañez drilled the match-winning kill off a damaged play.

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“My mindset was I don’t wish to have a trip but as a result of all of us are at the moment residing our dream to play for UST,” mentioned De Vega, who additionally had 19 glorious receptions. “We’re aiming to succeed in the finals once more after making it final 12 months. We will’t lose this sport and good factor, our laborious work paid off.”

UST coach Odjie Mamon thanked their followers, who prevailed of their rivalry sport towards FEU, hoping to repay their help with one other win on Wednesday.

“Throughout our huddle previous to the match, I put some strain on my gamers, emphasizing that it is a do-or-die match. We lose, that’s it, we’ll have our trip. In the event that they wish to not less than notice their objective, they’ve to present their all so we get to reside one other day,” Mamon mentioned.

FEU, which completed with a 12-2 report within the eliminations, was paced by Saavedra’s 14 factors, whereas Martin Bugaoan and Andrei Delicana chipped in 10 and 9 factors, respectively.

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