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UAAP volleyball: Ateneo bounces back, holds off UST for first win

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Lady Eagles tied the Golden Tigresses at 1-1 after absorbing a loss in their season opener against De La Salle, 25-14, 25-17, 16-25, 25-19 on Sunday.Despite holding on to the lead for most of the fourth set, the Lady Eagles didn’t have total control over UST with the Golden Tigresses continuously knocking at the gates.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsAteneo held a five-point, 23-18 lead after Eya Laure’s error but that got dwindled to just one after three straight attacks from UST and error from Jules Samonte made it 23-22.Kat Tolentino, however, came up in the clutch and put Ateneo at the 24-22 match point with a booming kill that bounced off Cherry Rondina’s reception. Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Milena Alessandrini then gave away the final point to Ateneo after her down the line kill went out of bounds.Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro said he did not have a hard time in putting the right mindset into his players since the Lady Eagles themselves were already eager in recovering from their loss.“My players had the resiliency to recover from that loss because they were the ones who wanted to immediately bounce back, they believe they can win today,” said Almadro in Filipino.“Hopefully this is a stepping stone for a bright future.”Tolentino powered Ateneo’s offense with 22 points while Maddie Madayag had 15.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Neymar ‘cried for two days’ after new foot injury Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo got into the winners’ circle after prevailing over University of Santo Tomas, 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Cherry Rondina scored a team-high 20 points for the Golden Tigresses with Laure and Alessandrini playing support with 12 and 10 points, respectively.RELATED VIDEO Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View commentslast_img read more