UAAP Volleyball

HIGHLIGHTS: UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball games – May 12

Delfin Dioquino
HIGHLIGHTS: UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball games – May 12
League leaders UP and NU eye to stay perfect, while defending champion Ateneo intends to snap out of its funk after a winless start
UST steals deciding 5th set in 3-hour war with La Salle

In a grueling, three-hour nightcap, the UST Golden Tigresses survived a five-set classic against the La Salle Lady Spikers, 26-24, 22-25, 25-27, 25-23, 15-12.

From down 9-12, team star Eya Laure led a stunning 6-0 turnaround to steal the bounce-back win for a 3-1 record and send La Salle down to its second straight loss for a 2-2 slate.

(READ: Eya Laure tows UST 5-set heist in 3-hour battle with La Salle)

Game results
Adamson mangles once-unbeaten UP in 4-set stunner

The Adamson Lady Falcons continued their winning ways after dumping Ateneo with a huge four-set win over the UP Fighting Maroons, 25-19, 19-25, 25-17, 25-11.

After riding a 15-5 start in the fourth set, the Falcons cruised to a 2-2 record, while the Maroons tumbled down to 3-1 – leaving NU as the sole unbeaten team at 4-0.

(READ: Adamson starts win streak, hands UP first loss in 4-set thrashing)

Ateneo snaps skid, thwarts FEU

The Ateneo Blue Eagles snapped out of their slump with their first win of the season after sweeping the FEU Lady Tamaraws, 25-16, 25-14, 25-14.

Ateneo improved to 1-3 to figure in a tie with FEU, which totes an identical record.

(READ: Off to 0-3 start, Ateneo snaps skid with sweep of FEU)

NU whips UE in another sweep

The NU Lady Bulldogs made quick work of the UE Lady Warriors, 25-11, 25-20, 25-13, to stay unbeaten in four games on Thursday, May 12.

NU seized solo lead in the standings with a 4-0 record, while UE remained at the bottom with a 0-4 card.

(READ: Dominant NU makes quick work of UE to stay unscathed)

Preview

The UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball tournament gets going again on Thursday, May 12, as the eight teams duke it out in another quadruple-header at the Mall of Asia Arena.

League leaders UP and NU eye to stay perfect, while defending champion Ateneo intends to snap out of its funk after a winless start.

NU (3-0) vs UE (0-3)

Cracking the winning column will be a tall order for the UE Lady Warriors as they try to pull off a major upset against the undefeated NU Lady Bulldogs in the first game at 10 am.

NU has reinforced its status as a heavy title favorite after a resounding sweep of erstwhile unbeaten La Salle behind young stars Alyssa Solomon and Mhicaela Belen to claim its third straight win. 

Led by Janeca Lana, UE looks to finally break through after showing guts in a five-set loss to FEU. 

Ateneo (0-3) vs FEU (1-2)

Just like UE, the Ateneo Blue Eagles are still in pursuit of their first win as they aim to arrest their slump against the FEU Lady Tamaraws at 12 pm. 

Getting Faith Nisperos sufficient help from her teammates will be key for Ateneo after a 16-point outing went down the drain in a four-set loss to Adamson. 

Chen Tagaod will once again be relied on to help carry the scoring cudgels together with Lycha Ebon and Nikka Ann Medina as FEU notched its maiden win following her 20-point outing against the Lady Warriors. 

UP (3-0) vs Adamson (1-2)

Clinching a fourth straight win is the mission for the UP Fighting Maroons in their 4 pm clash against the inspired Adamson Lady Falcons.

After Alyssa Bertolano starred in their first two victories, Jewel Encarnacion stole the spotlight in a four-set win over UST that gave UP its first 3-0 start in five years. 

But Adamson has no plans letting up after gaining massive confidence from its rare triumph against Ateneo, the Lady Falcons’ first over the Blue Eagles since Season 75 in 2013. 

La Salle (2-1) vs UST (2-1)

Redemption will be the theme in the final game of the day at 6 pm as the La Salle Lady Spikers and UST Golden Tigresses seek to bounce back from their previous losses. 

La Salle got sent crashing back to earth after a straight-sets loss to NU, a game where only rookie Alleiah Malaluan breached double figures in scoring.

Meanwhile, UST star Eya Laure hopes a big-time performance translates to a win after her 28-point explosion went for naught against UP.

– Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.