Eya Laure-less UST overcomes UP for last semis seat in Super League

MANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas leaned on its rising stars Xyza Gula, Pierre Abellana, and Regina Jurado to stave off a stubborn University of the Philippines side, 27-25, 26-28, 25-18, 22-25, 17-15, and bag the last semifinal berth in the Shakey’s Super League Collegiate Pre-season Championship on Sunday at Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

The new breed of Tigresses continued to emerge in the absence of Eya Laure, who is currently on vacation in the United States, with Xyza Gula stepping up when it mattered most with 20 points, including the clutch kills in the fifth set.

UST forged a knockout semis showdown with unbeaten National University on Friday, while La Salle a…

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