Philippine volleyball

UST picks up 2nd win; Ateneo, La Salle up in Super League
UST picks up 2nd win; Ateneo, La Salle up in Super League

TEAM EFFORT. La Salle’s Fifi Sharma and Jyne Soreno celebrate a point.


Ateneo and La Salle open their bids with contrasting triumphs, while UST and Perpetual Help seize the early lead in the collegiate preseason volleyball tournament

MANILA, Philippines – UST rode the momentum of its opening-day conquest to cruise past San Sebastian College, 25-16, 25-21, 25-18, in the Shakeys’ Super League Collegiate Pre-season Championship on Saturday, October 1 at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

The Tigresses easily dismantled the Lady Stags for their second straight win in as many games to take the solo lead in Pool B.

Mary Joe Coronado delivered 12 points while Regina Jurado scored 8 of her 10 markers on attacks for UST, which survived a grueling five-set showdown over Adamson last week.

“Our win against Adamson last time was a huge morale boost for the team,” said UST coach Kungfu Reyes. “I just told them to execute our game plan which they did and we got the result we wanted.”

Ateneo and La Salle, meanwhile, posted contrasting triumphs to open their campaign in the collegiate preseason volleyball tournament. 

La Salle, playing minus multi-titled coach Ramil de Jesus, needed five sets to dispose of FEU, 25-13, 19-25, 21-25, 25-22, 15-8.

Marionne Alba (18 points) and Fifi Sharma (15 points) led La Salle, while Baby Jyne Soreno and Jolina Dela Cruz also delivered with 14 each.

Alleiah Malaluan, who closed out the match with a sharp crosscourt hit, finish with 13points as the Lady Spikers pinned a first loss on the Lady Tamaraws, who stunned NCAA champion St. Benilde last week.

Ateneo had an easier time in turning back Arellano with a 25-14, 30-28, 25-17 decision.

Makana Kowalski made a resounding introduction with a 16-point output while Vannie Gandler and Takako Fujimoto registered 11 points each as the Blue Eagles pulled through despite a second-set challenge from the Lady Chiefs.

Perpetual Help also pulled off a win in straight sets, 25-22, 27-25, 25-16, over UE. 

Shaila Omipon scored 13 while Rhose Dapol and Aldea added 10 markers each to power the Lady Altas to back-to-back wins and the early Pool A lead. –

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