Undefeated Ateneo dispatches UE, extends winning streak to 6-0
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The surging Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles made quick work of the still winless UE Lady Warriors, 25-12, 25-10, 25-10, in the UAAP Season 78 women's volleyball tourney on Wednesday, February 24, at the FilOil Flying V Arena.
Jhoana Maraguinot and Alyssa Valdez led the scoring for the Lady Eagles with 12 and 10 points apiece.
"Everyone played well today, not only the first 6," said Ateneo Team Captain Alyssa Valdez.
True enough, Coach Tai Bundit unusually went deep with his roster as he used second stringers such as sisters Pauline and Therese Gaston.
The defending champions, now 6-0, will end the first round with a much-awaited match up against archrivals De La Salle University Lady Spikers on Saturday at the Araneta Coliseum.
"La Salle really has a good system. They're really prepared everytime," said Valdez.
She added that her team is sure to have a hard time but she remains confident with her teammates and coaches.
"We just really have to play as a team." – Rappler.com