NU Bulldogs sweep playoffs vs UST Tiger Spikers
The University of Santo Tiger Spiker failed to grab a finals berth against the National University Bulldogs
The University of Santo Tomas Tiger Spiker failed to grab a finals berth against the National University Bulldogs, 19-25, 18-25, 21-25, in the 2nd Spikers’ Turf Collegiate Conference the Monday, at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.
Despite dropping the first two sets, the Tiger Spikers scored an early five point lead in the third set, 9-4, but lost steam after a five point rally by Bulldogs late in the set 16-19.
“Ganoon talaga, nawala yung focus nung player to win, their just there to play not to win,” said UST head coach Odjie Mamon.
Mamon added that the team was well prepared going to the game against NU but lacked the mind set to execute their gameplan.
“It’s not the skills, it’s the mindset, ayon yung tututukan ko ngayon,” Coach Odjie added.
Team captain Arnold Baustista and Manuel Medina paced the Tigers with 10 points each, while Joshua Umandal added another 4 markers.
With the loss the Tiger Spikers are out of a Finals contention but hopes to salvage their campaign with a bronze when they face the De La Salle Green Spikers.