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PSL Collegiate GS: UST Tigresses feast on CSA-Binan for first win

Rookie Eya laure led a balanced UST scoring in the team's rout of Colegio San Agustin-Binan Saturday. Nina Carezon/ Dugout Philippines 

By Ricky Manliguis

MANILA—University of Santo Tomas made quick work of Colegio de San Agustin-Binan, 25-12, 25-13, 25-10, to cap off the first matchday of the inaugural PSL Collegiate Grand Slam Tuesday afternoon at the Ynares Arena in Pasig City.

Making its pre-season build-up to full use, the rookie-laden Lady Tigresses displayed a merciless attacking spree to frustrate the Laguna-based Lady Eagles to join early victors UP in the six-team tournament sponsored by Chooks-to-Go, UCPB Gen, Isuzu and SOGO Hotel..

Rookie Eya Laure, Milena Alessandrini, and Caitlyn Viray each scored eight points in a balanced scoring bunch for UST, which featured 11 rookies and three holdovers.

Team captin Tin Francisco and rookie Ysa Jimenezboth churned in seven markers in the 57-minute match.

UST’s offensive went on ballistic mode with 38 attacks as compared to CSA’s 18 hits. The team also fired 12 services aces, while having a 6-1 edge in blocks. 

Erika Aliana Rivera and Lency Duarte both accounted for four points for CSA, who will next face UP next Saturday in Binan, Laguna. 

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