Jia Morado led the Lady Eagles with 27 excellent sets against UE. (Photo By Alex Alferez)
The Ateneo Lady Eagles made quick work of the Lady Red Warriors, 25-12, 25-10, 25-10, to stay undefeated in the women’s volleyball tournament of Season 78 UAAP at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
UE was limited to only 32 points throughout the match as Ateneo pounced on every opportunity against the lethargic defense of UE. Ateneo on the other hand was able to give ample playing time to Ria Lo, Deanna Wong and Therese Gaston, who all made their UAAP debuts.
The win is the sixth for Ateneo this season and 24th straight dating back to March 8, 2014. UE meanwhile dropped to their sixth loss of the season and 51st straight overall.
Ateneo meanwhile braces for a showdown against their arch nemesis De La Salle Lady Spikers on Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum at 4:30.
Setter Jia Morado starred in the win for Ateneo as she anchored the offense of the Lady Eagles with her 27 excellent sets. She also had 6 points on 4 attacks and added 2 blocks. Jhoanna Maraguinot led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 12 points while Alyssa Valdez had 10.
UE’s top scorer of the game was Judith Abil, who only scored 3 points on 2 attacks.