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The Ateneo Lady Eagles is now on a two-game winning streak after defeating the UST Golden Tigresses, 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 25-15, Sunday in the Season 78 of the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V arena in San Juan.
Alyssa Valdez lead the charge for the Lady Eagles finished the game with 23 points, while Jhoanna Maraguinot scoring 12.
The Lady Eagles captures the first two set but UST was able to keep the game alive as the Rondina and Laure led UST in winning the third set.
Ateneo started strong in the fourth set leading UST 13-7 after Laure got blocked by De Leon. UST had a hard time catching up with the defending champions as the lead ballooned to ten after a wide Rondina attack 24-14 and Bea De Leon finishing the game after a quick attack in the middle 25-14.
Cherry Rondina was the lone spark for UST as she scored her career-high 21 points and team captain EJ Laure chipped in 11 markers.
With the loss, UST is now on a two-game losing streak with a 0-2 win-loss record.