Alyssa Valdez Stars Anew as Ateneo Lady Eagles Finish Off La Salle-Dasma in Quick Sets

Ateneo de Manila University retained its unblemished run after blowing a three-setter upset to De La Salle-Dasmarinas, 25-13, 25-19, 25-22, in the Shakey’s V-League Collegiate Conference on Sunday, at the FilOil Flying V Arena, San Juan.

Despite playing in an undermanned manner – as the Lady Eagles set foot on court without libero Denden Lazaro – Ateneo shook off a slightly disoriented ball reception and managed to cope up in the succeeding sets.

The Lady Phenom MVP Alyssa Valdez led all scorers with 22 points for the Lady Eagles, who stretched their winning streak at 3-0 to remain unbeaten in Group B.

Also, Jhoanna Maraguinot and Bea de Leon contributed 12 and 10 markers for the back-to-back UAAP Women’s Volleyball Champion.

The De La Salle University-Dasmarinas spikers clung to Iumi Yongco, who had 10 points, yet her numbers were not enough to avert the Dasma-based squad from a three-game losing skid.