20 Jan

Ateneo claims top spot, repeats over La Salle

first_imgPalace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Mich Morente found the opening in her final hit, skillfully bouncing her attack off the La Salle blockers to seal the match and propel the Lady Eagles in a semis matchup against the fourth-seeded Far Eastern University.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnAteneo assistant coach Sherwin Meneses said their win over the Lady Spikers is a vital stepping stone as they head into the semifinals knowing they’re the top team in the eliminations.“This is a big achievement because the team has a really high morale right now,” said Meneses. “That’s the point of taking the no.1 spot, you’ll have a higher morale and you’re more confident than the other teams.” Ateneo played without outside hitter Jhoana Maraguinot, who the coaches opted to give a second day off, and instead fielded in rookie Jules Samonte as the team’s primary hitter.Samonte paid instant dividends for the Lady Eagles as she scored 10 points, while seniors Morente and Bea De Leon who carried the bulk of the scoring finishing with 14 points apiece.Kim Kianna Dy led La Salle with 15 points while Desiree Cheng added 13.Ateneo also defeated La Salle in the first round, 26-24, 26-24, 21-25, 25-17.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape test Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ Gorayeb resigns after NU’s failed Final 4 bid, open for return Ateneo defeats La Salle anew. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo closed out its eliminations campaign with an emphatic win over archrivals De La Salle, 12-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-19, and finished as the top seed in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Lady Eagles wrapped up the eliminations with a 12-2 card while the defending champions Lady Spikers settled for an 11-3 slate, good for second place in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town LATEST STORIES Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img

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