UAAP Final Four: UST Tigresses go where Cherry Rondina takes them

first_imgUST last won the championship in Season 72 when it swept the men’s and women’s crown. Now after staying in the shadows of Ateneo and La Salle the last decade, the Tigresses are once again in the championship conversation.Despite losing heavy scoring sophomore Milena Alessandrini early in the season, UST has evolved into a formidable unit hinged on Rondina and rookies like Laure, MaFe Galanza, Ysa Jimenez, Janel Delerio and KC Galdones.“Nothing is impossible if you go all out and do the handwork,” said Rondina.Presently lodged at 3rd spot, UST can even take the No. 2 spot and the twice-to-beat privilege that comes with it. That’s if it wins its last game, against National University, and La Salle loses both its remaining two matches.At any rate, it’s not going to be a walk in the park for the Tigresses on their way to promise land.ADVERTISEMENT On her last playing year, the many-time beach volleyball MVP said it’s not enough that UST made the Final Four — its first in three seasons. It’s about time the Tigresses finally embody their newest battle cry: #KamiNaman.“My dream is to reach the championship,” said Rondina in Filipino. “So we need to have that mindset. I want to tell the new players, ‘Are you with me?’”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThere is no doubt Rondina wanted it more, she was the top scorer in the UAAP women’s volleyball after first round with 17.4 points per game, followed by her rookie teammate Eya Laure (16.7).But individual milestone is no longer Rondina’s concern at the moment because “what I want right now is the big trophy.” Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Fognini stuns Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-2 to reach Monte Carlo final And Rondina is very much aware of it, saying that if all else fails, “I hope they give me a good exit.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles UST Golden Tigresses’ Cherry Rondina. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—The hardest working player across the board has got some choice words for her University of Santo Tomas teammates: “Are you with me?”After drilling in 21 points in UST’s impressive win over Far Eastern University (25-23, 25-18, 25-23), the 22-year-old Cebuana said she wanted the Tigresses to reach new heights.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img

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