AFTER EIGHT-YEAR DROUGHT UST detrones La Salle, barges into Finals of UAAP 81 women’s volleyball

UNIVERSITY of Sto. Tomas dethroned De La Salle University with a thrilling 25-19, 25-19, 20-25, 23-25, 15-10 victory in their Final Four clash in Season 81 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) women’s volleyball on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Rookie sensation Eya Laure sizzled on the offensive side as the Golden Tigresses ended the Lady Spikers’ three-year reign and their

Laure powered the España-based volleybelles’ attack with 25 points highlighted by 21 spikes.

It was UST’s first finals berth since Season 73 when they got swept by La Salle in the championship series.

The Tigresses will next gun for their first crown since 2010 and 17th overall title.

UST will await the winner of the do-or-die game between Ateneo De Manila University and Far Eastern University on Wednesday.

Game 1 of the best-of-three finals is set on Saturday. (The Manila Times)