(Feb. 18) —The UP Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Teams posted a double victory in the UAAP Season 78 Volleyball Competition on Feb. 17 at the Filoil Arena in San Juan City.
The UP Men’s Volleyball Team won over the De La Salle University (DLSU) in tightly contested 4-set game 25-23, 25-21, 21-25, 27-25.
With a well-balanced offense and good floor and net defense, the Maroons dealt DLSU its third straight loss in the season.
Wendel Miguel and rookie Mac Millete paced UP with 15 and 13 points, respectively, to give the Fighting Maroons its third consecutive victory, placing them at the top of the team standing together with Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and National University.
The UP Women’s Volleyball Team on the other hand, repulsed the gritty Adamson Lady Falcons also in a four grueling sets 26-24, 25-27, 25-21, 25-19.
Rookie Isabel Molde had a superb game to lead the Lady Maroons with 23 points coming from 18 attacks, 3 blocks and 2 service aces. Veterans Kathy Bersola and Nicole Tiamzon contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively.
The win halted the 2-game losing streak of the UP Lady Spikers and took the fourth spot with a 2-2 record.
UP Men’s Team next game is against ADMU, while the Lady Maroons will take on the Far Eastern University, both on Feb. 20, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay. — Bino Gamba
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