• La Salle mauls UE, claims solo second


    De La Salle University displayed consistency all-throughout three sets to drub University of the East (UE), 25-10, 25-13, 25-21, on Sunday in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 78 women’s volleyball at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

    Mika Reyes tallied 10 points, including nine kills, while Ara Galang and Mary Joy Baron added nine and eight points, respectively to hand the Lady Green Archers a 4-1 win-loss record that earned them the solo second place.

    The Lady Warriors absorbed their 50th straight loss and remained winless in five games this season.

    Shaya Adorador led UE with 10 points.

    In the men’s side, Adamson University and Ateneo De Manila University whipped separate foes to score their fourth win in five games.

    Adamson leaned on a strong third and fourth set performance to blast La Salle, 25-9, 24-26, 32-30, 27-25, for a fourth straight win after losing its opening game.

    Michael Sudaria posted 16 points to lead the Falcons, while teammates Paolo Pablico added 15 points; Jerome Sarmiento produced 14 points; Bryan Saraza had 13 points; and Dave Pletado contributed 12 points.

    La Salle dropped to 1-4 win-loss record.

    John Onia paced the Green Archers with 22 points while Raymark Woo added 19 points.

    Defending champion Ateneo De Manila University swept University of the Philippines (UP), 25-18, 25-19, 25-21, for its fourth win after five games that tied also Adamson and National University with similar 4-1 win-loss record.

    Last year’s Most Valuable Player winner Marck Espejo posted 13 points, including 12 kills, while Joshua Villanueva scattered 12 points and Wilson Marasigan contributed 10 points to lead the Blue Eagles to victory in just an hour and seven minutes.

    The Fighting Maroons dropped to 3-2 win-loss record and now tied with the Far Eastern University Tamaraws. Before that loss, UP came from a three-game winning streak.

    Wendel Miguel top scored for the Maroons with 12 points.


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