ATENEO stands tall against SSC-R in V-League

MANILA – The Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles continue their winning ways with rout against the San Sebastian College – Recoletos Lady Stags on triple-header Sunday in the 12th Shakey’s V-League Collegiate Conference at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Despite the depleted line0up of the Lady Eagles due to the injuries of incoming rookie Kat Tolentino and guest player libero Ella de Jesus, they still secured the victory in straight sets, 25-17, 25-13, 25-21.

Jhoanna Maraguinot once again led the Katipunan-based squad with 13 points in 10 attacks, two blocks, and one service ace.

The crowd also witnessed the debut of team skipper Alyssa Valdez in the conference. Valdez, who played consecutive high-octane competitions since the start of the UAAP volleyball season last year, was initially advised by Coach Tai Bundit and the team doctors to rest for a month to heal a minor shoulder injury.

Lady Stags skipper Gretchel Soltones saw action for limited minutes as the team libero. She’s also recovering from a minor shoulder injury following her stint in the national team.

Meanwhile, the National University Lady Bulldogs defeated University of Baguio in the second game, 25-16, 25-14, 25-19.