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Molde, UP handle former coach, Lady Blazers


University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons snatched a win against College of St. Benilde Lady Blazers, 26-24, 27-25, 29-27, in the 2018 PVL Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan City.

Benilde already reached set point, 24-22, in the first set but Isa Molde sparked a 4-0 run to steal the set, 26-24.

“We made many juvenile mistakes a team like UP should not make,” said UP head coach Godffrey Okumu.

“That’s why the game was long. We had many chances that if we executed quickly it could have be an easy three set,” added Okumu.

Lady Blazers’ current head coach is Jerry Yee, who served as UP’s head coach for four years.

Molde scored team-high 18 points while rookie Nicole Magsarile had 10 points.

Klarisa Abriam carried the Lady Blazers with 20 points.

UP improved to 3-2 record while the Lady Blazers dropped to 1-4.

Lady Maroons will next face the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws on Saturday, August 18 while St. Benilde will try their luck against San Sebastian Stags on Sunday, August 19.