UST Clinches UAAP Women's Beach Volleyball Championship
Ringo | On 16, Oct 2017
The University of Sto. Thomas (UST) defended its throne in the women’s beach volleyball in the UAAP.
Cherry Ann Rondina and Caitlin Viray defeated the tandem of Bernadette Pons and Kyla Atienza in the Game 2 of the UAAP Beach Volleyball at Sands at the SM by the Bay in Pasay City on Saturday.
UST bagged the Game 1, 21-16 and 22-20.
The Tigresses finished the season UAAP with no loss after they previously swept the elimination that paved a way to their automatic finals berth.
During the first set, the UST dominated the FEU, creating an 18-13 advantage. They made with strong net and floor defense.
But, in the second set, Pons and Atienza blazed away with as much as six-point lead. However, Cherry, who is known as the Cherry Bomb, showed her might, creating a vacuum of scores, sipping down eight straight points, thus giving them the chance to close down the game.
In an interview with the ABS-CBN News, Cherry said her trust to Viray as well as the urge to defend the crown gave them the advantage.
“Sinabi ko talaga na hindi kami mag-game 3. Always kong pinagkatiwalaan si Cait (Viray),” said Rondina. “Alam ko sa sarili ko na kaya namin basta control-in lang namin.”
This championship is the third of the UST for the last four years.