UAAP Volleyball

HIGHLIGHTS: UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball games – May 28

Delfin Dioquino
HIGHLIGHTS: UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball games – May 28
Unbeaten NU sits comfortably atop the team standings, while UST, La Salle, Adamson, Ateneo, and UP try to catch up as the Final Four race begins to heat up
La Salle back on track with sweep of FEU

The La Salle Lady Spikers rediscovered their winning ways with a 25-23, 25-13, 25-14 thrashing of the FEU Lady Tamaraws.

La Salle banked on Thea Gagate, who produced 14 points behind 9 attacks and 5 blocks, to stay at third place.

Red-hot UST rolls past UP

The UST Golden Tigresses exacted revenge on the UP Fighting Maroons, 25-20, 18-25, 26-24, 25-23, to clinch their fourth straight win.

Eya Laure finished with 25 big points as UST redeemed itself from its first-round loss to UP and tightened its hold on the second spot in the team standings.

NU turns back Ateneo to stay perfect

The NU Lady Bulldogs rebounded from a first-set loss to stay unscathed in nine games following an 18-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-18 win over the Ateneo Blue Eagles.

Camille Lamina led the way for NU with 4 points and 22 excellent sets.

Adamson wrecks winless UE

The Adamson Lady Falcons got back on the winning track with a 25-16, 25-14, 25-9 whipping of the struggling UE Lady Warriors.

May Ann Nuique powers Adamson with 9 points off 5 attacks, 3 aces, and 1 block.

Preview

Contenders continue to separate themselves from pretenders as the second round of the UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball tournament resumes on Saturday, May 28, at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Unbeaten NU sits comfortably atop the team standings, while UST, La Salle, Adamson, Ateneo, and UP try to catch up as the Final Four race begins to heat up.

Adamson (4-4) vs UE (0-8)

Now is the right time for the Adamson Lady Falcons to get back on the winning track as they tangle with the hapless UE Lady Warriors at 10 am.

Coming off a five-set collapse against the UST Golden Tigresses, Trisha Genesis, Lucille Almonte, and the rest of the Lady Falcons are determined to bounce back and earn their first win of the second round.

The odds are stacked against the Lady Warriors, who were swept in their last two games and remain the only winless team in Season 84.

NU (8-0) vs Ateneo (4-4)

The Ateneo Blue Eagles may be on a roll, but the NU Lady Bulldogs pose a tall order to the defending champions in their 12:30 pm clash.

No team has cracked the code of mighty NU, which delivered a statement sweep win over the contending La Salle Lady Spikers to stay unbeaten in eight games.

Ateneo, though, will try to push Cess Robles, Alyssa Solomon, Mhicaela Belen, and the rest of Lady Bulldogs to the limit as Faith Nisperos and the Blue Eagles eye their fifth win in six outings.

UST (6-2) vs UP (4-4)

A fourth straight win will be the goal for the UST Golden Tigresses as they look to send the UP Fighting Maroons back to the losing column at 4 pm.

Morale is high for Eya Laure and the Tigresses after they came back from a two-set deficit against the Lady Falcons and completed a five-set victory for a rousing start in the second round.

Fresh from a straight-sets win over UE, the Fighting Maroons aim to repeat over first-round victim UST and get a win run going after enduring a four-game skid.

La Salle (5-3) vs FEU (1-7)

Redemption is the theme for the La Salle Lady Spikers as they seek to pounce on the FEU Lady Tamaraws in their 6:30 pm duel.

Handily beaten by NU, La Salle – led by Alleiah Malaluan, Thea Gagate, and Fifi Sharma – intends to rediscover its form against a disjointed FEU side that has lost five straight games.

There seems to be no end to the Lady Tamaraws’ woes following the confirmed exit of star Lycha Ebon and Martha Mora.

– 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.