Reyes is hoping to reach the finals on the Tigers’ ‘SSS’

Eya Laure may be the most influential player of the tournament so far, but UST relies on everyone on its list to play a valuable role.

Eya Laure may be the most influential player of the tournament so far, but UST relies on everyone on its list to play a valuable role. – Contribute photo

University of Santo Thomas coach Emilio “Kungfu” Reyes credited his strong performance of the Golden Tigers in the first round of the UAAP Women’s Volleyball Tournament in just three letters: “SSS.”

In a brief discussion with Inquirer before the start of the second half of the classification, Reyes revealed the acronym for a “strong support system” that surrounds the main gunman Aya Lor, leading the Tigers to a 5-2 lead, second only to La Salle.

“Every player has a specific role, so every little part is important to the whole system,” said Reyes, who led the Tigers to the final last season. “We hope we can maintain it this season.”

The 23-year-old Lore is leading the league with a total of 160 points, but that doesn’t mean Santo Thomas is a female gang because teamwork remains clear even though Lower is standing in virtually every game.

That strategy will be tested again on Thursday, when the Tigers আসছে coming from a two-game winning streak শুরু will start another busy day at 10 a.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena to clash with Adamson, where the Nationals want an eighth straight win. When La Salle will fight the last game at 7:30 p.m.

The Lady Bulldogs were irresistible, but will be re-examined by Lady Spykers, who will rely on scorers Aleya Malaluan and Thea Gaggett.

The University of the Philippines or the University of the East will end the long losing streak at 12:30 p.m. The Lady Maroons have eliminated their last four games in the first round, while the Lady Warriors have yet to win this season.

Far Eastern aims to snap a four-game skid against defending champion Atenio, who fought in the first round with a 3-4 record. INQ

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