Manila – Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles solidified its hold on the top spot in UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball with a 25-8, 22-25, 25-16, 25-10 win over Adamson Lady Falcons on Wednesday at San Juan Arena.
Pauline Gaston led the way with 16 points, on 10 attacks and six service aces, while Kat Tolentino and Bea de Leon had 15 and 14, respectively, for the Lady Eagles (5-1).
Bacolodnon Kassandra Gequillana was also efficient with 24 excellent digs and 10 excellent receptions, while Deanna Wong had 29 excellent sets for Ateneo.
After falling 0-4 early in the first set, the Lady Eagled unloaded a 17-1 scoring run that was halted by a Madeleine Madayag error. Ateneo went with an 8-2 run to finish the set.
The Lady Falcons snatched a set from the league leaders but the Lady Eagles answered with a strong third set showing as it jumped to an early double digit edge and never looked back.
The Lady Eagles took advantage of the erroneous Lady Falcons in the fourth set as it quickly opened up a huge lead en route to its fifth straight victory this season.
Negrense Christine Joy Soyud tallied 13 points, while Joy Dacoron and Chiara Permentilla had nine markers each for the Lady Falcons (1-5)./PN