Valdez scores 23 as Lady Eagles beat Tigresses
Defending champion Ateneo turned back University of Santo Tomas, 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 25-15, in the UAAP Season 78 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at San Juan Arena.
Alyssa Valdez scored 23 points to lead the Lady Eagles, who hiked their record to 2-0 after beating the National University Lady Bulldogs in three sets exactly a week ago.
Jho Maraguinot added 12 points for Ateneo while Amy Ahomiro chipped in eight, four coming off blocks.
The Lady Eagles ran away from a close match in the fourth set as they turned a slim 13-10 lead to a commanding 23-13 advantage following a hit by Valdez.
Cherry Rondina tallied 21 points while EJ Laure had 11 for the Tigresses, who shot themselves in the foot with 34 errors, dropped to 0-2 after falling to the Adamson Lady Falcons in five sets last Wednesday.
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