MANILA, Philippines-Ateneo got here out of an extended break with renewed vigor and confidence, downing College of the Philippines, 25-20, 25-17, 25-22, on Wednesday on the resumption of the UAAP Season 85 ladies’s volleyball.
Religion Nisperos hammered the UP protection with 17 assaults and joined forces Vanessa Gandler and Lyann De Guzman in manning their arsenal in a victory the Blue Eagles badly wanted going into the ultimate stretch of the event.
“We would have liked this win if we need to go additional. We should possess a mindset of being dedicated every sport,” mentioned Ateneo coach Oliver Almadro.
Roma Doromal had 18 digs and Takako Fujimoto helped them out with 12 glorious units because the Blue Eagles improved to 4-6, operating sixth and respiratory down FEU’s neck (5-5).
“We used the holy week break to arrange for this match and proceed build up the character of our group,” mentioned De Guzman, who contributed eight factors, seven receptions and a block.
Nisperos noticed her kill sail throughout the top line, permitting the Girl Maroons to equalize at 16 within the second set earlier than she bought again within the ensuing play with one other hit and made it depend.
Stephanie Bustrillos widened the hole with a pair of wayward strikes to the despair of the UP crowd, after which Gandler’s ace and De Guzman’s down-the-line smash put Ateneo past attain.
Nisperos ended the second set by banging in one other assault by means of a block.
Their backs towards the wall, the Girl Maroons rallied and put collectively 4 straight factors with Alyssa Bertolano deflecting what may have been a match level kill by Nisperos.
Marianne Sotomil’s service error within the following sequence, nevertheless, dashed UP’s hopes together with the Girl Maroons’ Closing 4 bid.
Bertolano and Dannica Celis scored 9 and eight factors every for the Girl Maroons, who dropped their ninth sport out of 10 outings.
UP final appeared within the semifinal playoffs in Season 78 in the course of the rookie yr of Isa Molde.
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