EAGLES FLY HIGH. The Ateneo Lady Eagles celebrate their second straight UAAP title. Photo by Josh Albelda
MANILA, Philippines - How sweep it is!
The Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles completed a 16-0 run through UAAP Season 77 with a straight sets victory over De La Salle University, 25-22, 25-17, 25-23, on Saturday, March 14 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
The win gives Ateneo their second straight UAAP championship, and second ever overall, putting a ribbon on an afternoon that saw skipper Alyssa Valdez win her second straight UAAP MVP award, plus teammates Denden Lazaro and Jia Morado won Best Libero and Best Setter awards respectively.
Relive the moment in these photos by Josh Albelda.
Finals MVP Amy Ahomiro and season MVP Alyssa Valdez. Photo by Josh Albelda
The La Salle Lady Spikers never stopped trying. Photo by Josh Albelda
Ella De Jesus, Amy Ahomiro and Alyssa Valdez celebrate impending victory. Photo by Josh Albelda
Alyssa Valdez blocks a spike attempt by La Salle's Kim Fajardo. Photo by Josh Albelda
The Ateneo ladies can hardly hide their excitement. Photo by Josh Albelda
Injured Lady Spikers Camille Cruz and Ara Galang watch from the sidelines. Photo by Josh Albelda
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