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UAAP volleyball: Ateneo bounces back, holds off UST for first win

November 27, 2019

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Ateneo got into the winners’ circle after prevailing over University of Santo Tomas, 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Cherry Rondina scored a team-high 20 points for the Golden Tigresses with Laure and Alessandrini playing support with 12 and 10 points, respectively.RELATED VIDEO Neymar ‘cried for two days’ after new foot injury US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The Lady Eagles tied the Golden Tigresses at 1-1 after absorbing a loss in their season opener against De La Salle, 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19 on Sunday.Despite holding on to the lead for most of the fourth set, the Lady Eagles didn’t have total control over UST with the Golden Tigresses continuously knocking at the gates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAteneo held a five-point, 23-18 lead after Eya Laure’s error but that got dwindled to just one after three straight attacks from UST and error from Jules Samonte made it 23-22.Kat Tolentino, however, came up in the clutch and put Ateneo at the 24-22 match point with a booming kill that bounced off Cherry Rondina’s reception. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Milena Alessandrini then gave away the final point to Ateneo after her down the line kill went out of bounds.Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro said he did not have a hard time in putting the right mindset into his players since the Lady Eagles themselves were already eager in recovering from their loss.“My players had the resiliency to recover from that loss because they were the ones who wanted to immediately bounce back, they believe they can win today,” said Almadro in Filipino.“Hopefully this is a stepping stone for a bright future.”Tolentino powered Ateneo’s offense with 22 points while Maddie Madayag had 15.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img

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