Ateneo soars back to UAAP volleyball finals, stops FEU in its tracks

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments This will be Ateneo’s seventh finals appearance in eight years, only failing advance to the championship of Season 80 after losing to—as fate had it—FEU in the Final Four.READ: Season on the line, FEU shows no quit vs favored Ateneo in Final 4FEATURED 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, logistics“I’m just an instrument, the most important thing today is the heart of my players,” said Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro of the victory. “From the no.1 player down to the no.14, they really worked hard, pushed each other up.”The Lady Eagles will face University of Santo Tomas in the best-of-three finals showdown starting on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue “We’re not finished yet, we will trust in the Lord, but we will work harder,” added Almadro.READ: Finals-bound Sisi Rondina, UST far from doneAfter taking care of a difficult third set, the Lady Eagles proceeded to dominate FEU in the fourth going on a blistering 9-1 start.FEU tried to mount a comeback with Jerrili Malabanan cutting the deficit to five, 15-10, with a strong kill from the middle but that was  the last push the Lady Tamaraws could conjure.Kat Tolentino floored FEU libero Buding Duremdes with a massive down-the-line kill for Ateneo’s 21-11 lead before the Lady Eagles got to the 24-12 match point with a well-placed kill from Ponggay Gaston.ADVERTISEMENT Heather Guino-o salvaged a couple more points for FEU, 24-14, before Tolentino finished things off.Tolentino led all scorers with 19 points for Ateneo while getting ample support from Maddie Madayag and Ponggay Gaston who had 12 points apiece.Malabanan led FEU’s offense with 18 points while Guino-o and Jeanette Villareal had 12 and 11 points, respectively. Ateneo Lady Eagles return to UAAP Finals. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Ateneo set up a return flight to the finals after ending Far Eastern University’s campaign with a 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 25-14 win in the rubber match of UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.The Lady Eagles lost their twice-to-beat incentive as the no. 1 seed after Lady Tamaraws’ 10-25, 23-25, 22-25, 12-25, 15-8 win last Saturday, but recovered at the perfect time to regain their place in the title round.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd02:42PH 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. Nuggets’ Michael Malone coaches Game 5 with heavy heart after school shooting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img

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