University of the Philippines Lady Maroons suit up to go against the defending champion, De La Salle Lady Spikers and won 3 straight sets.
The more improved and composed UP Maroons faced DLSU and got a pretty good start which boosted their morale having a big lead entering the first technical time-out.
DLSU regrouped and gained the much needed points but it was towards the end of the game where UP is only 3points away from taking the first set which they eventually did leaving DLSU with the score of 22.
The second set was closed enough that you would think that the defending champion would bounce back but it was too much pressure to handle, 25-21.
The third set was a crucial and nerve breaking moment. It was the likes of Tiamson, Buitre, Carlos and Molde who were the source of fire power for the UP squad.
The captain of DLSU squad salvage what’s left by doing all the work including spiking and attacking which is far from her position as setter but there were too much errors in the later part of the game in the crucial points cost them the match, 25-19.