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Beach Volleyball Day 4: Ateneo Blue Beach Spikers

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10:08 Adamson routs Ateneo to stay in play-off contention for men’s beach volley crown

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Adamson University kept its drive for the Season 77 men’s beach volleyball title alive after routing the Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles in two sets, 21-15 and 21-13.

Adamson’s Michael Sudoria and Rence Melgar controlled the pace of the game in the first set, managing to turn back the attack from Ysay Marasigan and Jeri Apelar. With the Adamson duo managing to find the right spikes and Ateneo still struggling to get their offense going, the Falcons would close out the first set with the 21-15 cushion. Ateneo’s woes would continue in the second set, and after sixteen more minutes, it was Adamson who would walk away with the win.

Standing:
ADU: 4 – 1

ADMU: 2 – 3

Aggregate score: AdU- 42, ADMU- 28

Total match time: 32 mins. 

 

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15:32 Ateneo spikers outlast UP in men’s beach volleyball tournament

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Ateneo’s Ysay Marasigan and Karl Baysa survived a grueling fifty-five minute showdown with UP’s Julius Valbuena and Alfred Raymundo, to take the three-set win, 21-17, 16-21, and 16-14.

The two squads from Katipunan would split the first two sets, but a heated third set would see the two schools lighting up to trade swats and spikes. With neither team showing signs of backing down, the two squads would eventually find themselves with a 14-14 draw. The thrilling final minutes would see the Ateneo forcing their opponents to give up two straight points, to take the set 16-14, and end the day with the victory.

Standings:

ADMU: 3 – 3
UP: 1 – 5

Aggregate score:
ADMU- 53, UP- 52

Total match-time: 52 mins. 

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