Ateneo picks up 1st straight-set win over UE

Beatrice Go
The Ateneo Lady Eagles ride on a three-game winning streak after making quick work of the UE Lady Warriors


CRUISING. The Ateneo Lady Eagles grab a share of the top spot. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The Ateneo Lady Eagles cruised past the University of the East (UE) Lady Warriors in straight sets, 25-15, 25-21, 25-16, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament on Sunday, March 3, at the Araneta Coliseum. 

The victory propelled Ateneo to a share of the top spot with University of the Philippines and De La Salle University with identical 3-1 records. 

Kat Tolentino paced the Lady Eagles with 8 spikes, 3 blocks and 2 aces for a 13-point performance, while Maddie Madayag had 11 points off 8 kills and 3 blocks.

The Lady Eagles built on a strong 6-1 start and closed out the opening frame with a 10-point lead, 25-15. 

The Lady Warriors, though, showed some life in the 2nd set  and trimmed the deficit, 20-22. But Ateneo managed to regroup and Kat Tolentino capped off a 3-1 run to seal the set win and move within a frame of a third straight win.

Although the Lady Warriors nabbed their first lead early in the 3rd set, the Lady Eagles kept within distance and later broke an 11-11 deadlock before pulling away for good.

The Lady Warriors slipped to 1-3. –



Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.