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Golden Spikers vent ire on UP to end three-game skid

1 min readThe Golden Spikers’ win-loss card now stands at 3-3.
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Published 2 months ago on March 13, 2024

by Miguel Angelo Sumalinog


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The UST Golden Spikers halted their three-game losing streak at the expense of the UP Fighting Maroons, 25-23, 25-14, 25-16, in the UAAP Season 86 men's volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena, on March 13.

Reigning Most Valuable Player Josh Ybañez led the way for UST with 21 points from 18 attacks, two blocks, and a service ace, while Rainier Flor added 11 markers from nine attacks and two blocks.

Contrary to their past form this season, the Golden Spikers logged only 15 errors, their fewest so far, to cruise to the win.

UST opened the match with attacks from the Ybañez-Flor duo, putting the Tigers up to 20-17 in the first set. Flor's down-the-line attack drew first blood for UST, 25-23, denying UP a late comeback.

Capitalizing on UP's six errors, UST continued their lopsided attack to down the Fighting Maroons in the second set, 25-14.

Riding on the high from the first two sets, the Tigers made use of substitutes Trevor Valera and Sherwin Umandal to wrap up the game and sweep the Fighting Maroons, 25-16.

The Golden Spikers dominated the attacking department, with 49 attacks against UP's 36 in the 73-minute match.

Louis Gamban carried the cudgels for UP with 13 points, with no other Fighting Maroon reaching the double-digit mark.

The Golden Spikers’ win-loss card now stands at 3-3.

The Tigers aim to finish the first round on a high by facing the Adamson Soaring Falcons on March 16 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.





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Miguel Angelo Sumalinog

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Miguel Sumalinog is the Chief Photographer of TomasinoWeb. Mostly known as “Suma” among his friends and peers, he was exposed to campus media and photography way before he was a Thomasian and owes major credit to those initial experiences. He portrays his commitment through his various outputs in photography especially in covering UAAP content for the publication. As a lead in TomasinoWeb's photography department, he has exposure to the non-stop action that the UAAP and other leagues offer. Outside of the sports beat, Suma also covers various campus events and national happenings as work doesn’t stop with his beat alone and venturing out of it provides experience that cannot be taught within the four corners of a classroom. When he’s not fanboying over Eya Laure and Cassie Carballo during volleyball coverages, Suma spends most of his time in front of his computer playing VALORANT and other various competitive games. He also passes time on the court by training and playing badminton.


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