Arellano, Ateneo score quick wins in PVL collegiate opener
Arellano University and Ateneo launched their title bids for the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference with swift victories in the opening day of competition Saturday at Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup.
The Lady Chiefs, the reigning NCAA champions, quickly dispatched of College of St. Benilde 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, in the first match of the conference.
Captain Jovielyn Prado led Arellano with 14 points while Mary Anne Esguerra added 13.
Regine Arocha and Necole Ebuen also gave ample support for the Lady Chiefs scoring nine apiece.
In the second game, the Lady Eagles swooped down on Jose Rizal University in straight sets, 25-17, 25-15, 25-15.
Bea De Leon had 14 points to lead Ateneo while Kat Tolentino added 11.
Maddie Madayag and Jules Samonte also finished in double digits with 10 points each.
Ateneo employed such great defense that of the eight Lady Heavy Bomber attackers that played only four managed to score.
Shola Alvarez and Karen Montojo had nine points apiece to lead JRU.
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