FEU and La Salle triumph in UAAP men’s volleyball for second place block

FEU Tamaraws in the UAAP Season 85 Men's Volleyball Tournament.  –PHOTO UAAP

FEU Tamaraws in the UAAP Season 85 Men’s Volleyball Tournament. –PHOTO UAAP

MANILA, Philippines — Far Eastern University and La Salle forced a three-way tie at 3-1 as they fended off separate foes in the UAAP Season 85 Men’s Volleyball Tournament on Wednesday at PhilSports Arena.

Mark Calado unleashed 27 points as FEU avoided a slow start to beat Ateneo, 24-26, 25-15, 25-23, 27-25, for their second straight victory.

Carl Cabatac stepped up with 11 points from the bench, nailing eight points and three blocks.

“Ateneo has a different aura. My players played our opponent’s phase. So we checked our team. Luckily we got a good response from them,” FEU coch Rei Diaz said in Filipino.

FEU joined La Salle and University of Santo Tomas for the second-place share with identical 3-1 records.

Jian Salarazon led the Blue Eagles with 20 points including five blocks as they slipped to a 1-3 record. Jet Gopio and Charles Absin added 14 and 12 points respectively.

Meanwhile, Noel Kampton was down 22 points as La Salle beat Eastern University, 25-20, 16-25, 25-22, 25-22,

Kampton also delivered on the defensive end with 11 great receptions and eight digs, while Vince Maglinao also posted a full game for the Green Spikers with 15 points, 20 receptions and 11 digs.

“From the start, you can see that UAAP is not a one-sided league. All the teams are tough and competitive,” La Salle coach Arnold Laniog said. mentally, technically, physically.”

EU slipped to 2-2 with Ken Culabat and Lloyd Josafat leading with 13 and 12 points, respectively.


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