Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

ADMU

Ateneo outclasses UST for seventh straight win


The Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles continued their mastery over the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses with a 25-10, 26-24, 28-26 triumph, Wednesday afternoon at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

Like their first round encounter, the Lady Eagles showed composure and killer instinct in crucial moments to seal another straight-set win over their España-based opponents.

Having peppered UST with aces in the opening set, the Lady Eagles fought for a 22-18 second-set lead. From there, UST mounted their best stretch of the match, claiming the next six points off solid transitions to take set point, 24-22. But the Tigresses floundered, giving up the next four points, highlighted by a Jia Morado ace to end the set.

In the third set, Ateneo seemed to have the match in hand after establishing a 24-19 cushion. It was then UST’s turn to stay alive. Off solid serving from Tin Francisco, the Tigresses gained a shot at set point, 25-24. But the veteran Lady Eagles turned the tides with crucial aces from Ana Gopico then Micelle Morente to cap the match.

“Siyempre gusto mong ‘wag nang umabot sa ganoon [makahabol ‘yung kalaban]. Pero siyempre, lumalaban ‘yung kalaban so hindi mo naman pwede i-expect na hindi sila hahabol. Maganda kasi nakita mo ‘yung paglaban nang mga players. Pero, siyempre, mas gusto naming hindi na umabot sa ganoon,” said Ateneo head coach Sherwin Meneses.

Jhoana Maraguinot and Bea De Leon each pumped in 12 points. Kat Tolentino and Michelle Morente added 11 and 10 markers, respectively to lead the Loyola-based spikers.

#ReadMore  Jeremy Miado eyes Senzo Ikeda match in return

Ateneo maintain hold of the top seed with an 8-1 record. They face the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws (5-4) on Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

Cherry Rondina led UST with 14 points. The Tigresses kept pace with the Lady Eagles in every scoring skill except in serving, as Ateneo had 14 while UST had just five.

UST (5-4) face the Adamson University Lady Falcons, also on Saturday.

The Scores

ADMU (3) – De Leon 12, Morado 12, Tolentino 11, Morente 10, Gopico 5, Morado 3, Madayag 2, Gequillana 1, Tan (L)

UST (0) – Rondina 14, Laure 9, Meneses 8, Cortez 5, Pacres 3, Palec 2, Cabanos 1, Francisco 1, Bicar 0, Lastimosa 0, Sandoval 0, Rasmo (L), Rivera (L)

Written By

Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.


You May Also Like

2024 AVC Challenge Cup for Women

Alas Pilipinas, a team that had little time to prepare, nabbed their first-ever semifinals stint in the AVC Challenge Cup for Women. Despite shuffling...

2024 AVC Challenge Cup for Women

Despite playing just their second game in the tournament, Jia De Guzman already observed vast improvements from Alas Pilipinas Women in the 2024 AVC...

2024 AVC Challenge Cup for Women

They did it yesterday against Australia, and they did it again today against India. Alas Pilipinas once again showcased their ability to bounce back...

2024 AVC Challenge Cup for Women

Team captain Jia De Guzman attributed her stellar playmaking in their four-set debut victory over Australia in the 2024 AVC Challenge Cup for Women...

2024 AVC Challenge Cup for Women

Eya Laure and Sisi Rondina in the outside position for one team surely brought back outstanding memories for them. The two led their alma...

2024 AVC Challenge Cup for Women

Despite being one of the smallest players on the court, Sisi Rondina showed the biggest heart and propelled Alas Pilipinas Women to a triumphant...

2024 AVC Challenge Cup for Women

Jia De Guzman’s connection to newcomers Sisi Rondina and Angel Canino made wonders right away. With the trio’s heroics along with a band of...

2024 AVC Challenge Cup for Women

Team captain Jia De Guzman is excited to have fellow playmaker and Colegio San Agustin product Julia Coronel by her side as they represent...

Advertisement