Ateneo gets back at UST, forces decider for UAAP volleyball crown

first_imgAfter a tense third set that saw Rookie of the Year Eya Laure momentarily leave the game due to a left ankle injury, the Lady Eagles kicked things up a notch in the fourth set.Ateneo was on fire in the fourth, going on a 20-8 start that essentially put things to bed.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, logisticsUST managed to get to a 5-1 spurt and cut the lead to eight, 21-13, but Ateneo’s buffer was tougher than what the Golden Tigresses could ever claw against.Maddie Madayag then scored on two straight kills, including an emphatic block on Season MVP Cherry Rondina, for Ateneo’s 23-13 lead, during which Laure subbed out of the match. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue LATEST STORIES Ateneo Lady Eagles force UAAP Game 3. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Ateneo is set to fight another day after tripping University of Santo Tomas 26-24, 14-25, 25-21, 25-15 in Game 2 and tying the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball finals series Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Lady Eagles also stopped the Golden Tigresses’ seven-game winning streak that stretched back to the middle part of the elimination round.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 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 MOST READ The deciding Game 3 is on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Alyssa Valdez grateful for UST, Ateneo’s influence in her life Ateneo libero Dani Ravena then put the Lady Eagles at the 24-13 match point with an improbable save that went over the net and onto UST’s defense.Rondina salvaged a point for UST with an off-the-block kill, 24-14, but KC Galdones’ ensuing service went beyond the baseline.“Today’s game, we really played our best,” said the graduating Madayag. “We really worked as a team. And of course it gets into our minds that this might be our last game but we know we should cross that out and that we will fight, we won’t go down without a fight.”Madayag led Ateneo with 17 points on 10 attacks, four blocks, and three aces, while Bea De Leon and Kat Tolentino had 13 and 11 points, respectively.Rondina led UST with 22 points while Laure added 10.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img