UST, La Salle, NU UAAP Beach Volleyball Final Four Reached

Efraem Dimaculangan UST UAAP Volleyball

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MANILA, Philippines – Defending champions University of Santo Thomas, La Salle and National University booked their tickets for the UAAP Season 84 Men’s Beach Volleyball Final Four at Sands by the Bay on Sunday.

Green Spyker Noel Campton and Vince Maglina also became the first team to reach the final four rounds, losing 21-14, 21-13 to Adamson University’s Francis Casas and Ned Packing, surpassing their previous two wins in the 2019 season by winning four of their five matches.

“Honestly, we didn’t expect this position. Our goal is to stay focused and implement our coaches’ game plan, “said Kempton, a freshman at the University of Perpetual Help High School.

UST and NU swept their Sunday matches to join La Salle in the Final Four as three schools led the tournament with the same 4-1 record.

Tiger Spyker Ephraim Dimakulangan and Ransel Verg lost to Far Eastern University, 21-14, 21-13, and Adamson, 21-9, 21-6 to extend their winning streak to four games.

NU’s James Buitrago and Paul Salvador also grabbed their fourth win in four after beating Atenio 21-16, 21-17 and FEU, 21-16, 21-23.

Dan Nicholas and Louis Gamban of the University of the Philippines kept their Final Four hopes alive, finishing their three-game skid 21-15, 21-14, beating Atenio’s Abai Lenos and Emil Pacinio to improve to 2-3.

Atenio had a winless day, dropping to a 3-3 record after failing to advance to the next round.

The FEU, which fielded Martin Bugaon for Vincent Nadera and teamed up with Gelard Talisayan, slipped 1-4 to say goodbye to the last four.

Adamson replaced Packing with Aaron Mirador during the game against UST. But the team remained undefeated in five matches.

Games resume at 9 a.m. Friday, featuring the last day of the Elimination Round with La Salle facing UST, UP FEU, and Adamson NU.

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