May 29, 2024

UAAP: FEU secures last Final Four slot after five-set victory against UST

UAAP: FEU secures last Final Four slot after five-set victory against UST
The FEU Lady Tamaraws avenged their first-round heartbreak, defeating the UST Golden Tigresses in five sets. | Photo (c) RM Chua/One Sports

Far Eastern University officially completes the Final Four cast of the UAAP Season 86 women's volleyball tournament after a sensational five-set victory against the University of Santo Tomas, 19-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-20, 15-10, at the Ninoy Aquino Memorial Stadium in Malate on Saturday, April 13.

Unlike their first-round encounter, it was the Lady Tamaraws who showed composure in the fifth set to overcome the league-leading Golden Tigresses in front of 3,309 spectators at the Ninoy Aquino Memorial Stadium.

Tied at 7-all, FEU would go on to score four-straight points, three of which came from middle blocker Jean Asis.

The Lady Tamaraws' lead proved to be too much for the Golden Tigresses as Regina Jurado's cross-court attack sailed wide, leading to FEU's first victory over UST since Round 1 of Season 81.

Faida Bakanke led the charge for FEU with 21 points on 15 attacks, four blocks, and a service ace. Asis contributed 16 markers while Chen Tagaod added nine in the victory which bumped the Lady Tamaraws to a 7-4 record.

Angge Poyos delivered 20 points in her return but this wasn't enough as UST dropped their second game in Season 86 for a 10-2 record.