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Ateneo comes back to edge NU behind Valdez

By: - Reporter / @MGiongcoINQ
/ 08:42 PM December 15, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – Ateneo rose from two sets down to nip much-improved National University, 16-25, 30-32, 25-21, 25-13, 15-13 Saturday in the UAAP Season 75 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Alyssa Valdez powered her way to 28 points, 26 on attacks, to keep the Lady Eagles the lone unbeaten team at 4-0.

Myla Pablo paced the Lady Bulldogs with 22 hits but her last attempt in the deciding set got blocked as Ateneo went on to win the thriller.

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Valdez put the Lady Eagles in match point with back-to-back kills. Fille Cainglet added 14 markers while Jem Ferrer had 23 excellent sets.

An NU win would’ve put the Lady Bulldogs in first-place tie with the Lady Eagles but instead NU dropped to fourth along with UST with a 2-2 ledger.

TAGS: Ateneo, NU, Sports, UAAP 75, women's volleyball
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