Lady Eagles snatch third straight win in UAAP volley

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Last year’s runner-up Ateneo de Manila University overpowered University of the East (UE), 25-11, 25-15, 25-17, to clip its third straight win in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 76 women’s volleyball tournament on Wednesday at The Arena in San Juan City.

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Skipper Alyssa Valdez fired 21 points on 13 spikes, five aces and three blocks to tow the Lady Eagles to a 3-1 mark. Rookie Ana Laureen Gopic and utility spiker Amy Ahomiro contributed nine points each while Aeriel Patno-ngon had four.

Shayna Adorador got a measly six-point output foe the Lady Warriors, who absorbed their fourth straight setback. Team captain Sarina Bulan was limited to just a single point while fellow starter Abegail Ponon had two.

In the men’s division, former champion University of Santo Tomas hurdled past De La Salle University, 25-21, 25-18, 20-25, 17-25, 15-6, in their one-hour and four-minute match.

Veteran attacker Mark Gil Alfafara had a game-high 32 points while Romnick Rico added 20 points for the Growling Tigers.

Red Christiansen paced the Green Archers with 24 points.

Far Eastern University also bucked a sluggish start to post a come-from-behind 23-25, 18-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-10 win over UE.

Four FEU players were in double-figure including Karl Ian dela Calzada who scored 23 points. Gregorio Dolor got 19, Jeric Gacutan and Alexis Faytaren made 12 each, and Joshua Barrica added 11.

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