Lady Eagles, Lady Archers share top spot
Ateneo and La Salle cruised past separate opponents to share the early lead with two victories in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament yesterday at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
The Lady Eagles downed Adamson in straight sets, 25-16, 25-18, 25-14, with Alyssa Valdez leading the attack anew to finish with 15 points for the defending champions.
La Salle standout Ara Galang also highlighted her 15-point effort with five service aces to power the Lady Spikers, last season’s runner-up, to a 25-22, 25-12, 25-15 drubbing of National University.
Both the Lady Bulldogs and the Lady Falcons remained winless in two outings.
NU, though, got its men’s title defense off to a 2-0 start as Rueben Inaudito and Peter Torres teamed up for 25 points to lead the Bulldogs to a 25-17, 25-23, 18-25, 25-13 victory over Far Eastern University.
The Falcons, meanwhile, pulled off an upset over last season’s finalist Ateneo, 20-25, 27-25, 25-20, 25-15. Jasmine W. Payo
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