Manila, Philippines—University of the Philippines ended University of Santo Tomas’ undefeated run in the most opportune Time, coming away with a 25-21, 16-25, 25-23, 25-19 win to claim the Philippine Superliga Collegiate grand Slam title Thursday at Filoil Flying V Center.
The Lady Maroons secured their second title in the offseason in the most satisfying of ways by getting back at the only team that dealt them their lone loss in the eliminations in the Golden Tigresses.
Maristela Layug then finished things off with a sharp kill from the middle
“When we were down we kept reminding ourselves that we have to fight.”
Dianna Carlos, who missed UP’s previous championship in the other collegiate league due to injury, powered the Lady Maroons with 17 points while rookie Nicole Magsarile and Layug added 11 and 10 points, respectively.