Ahomiro wants Ateneo-DLSU final, looks forward to facing Reyes
De La Salle is the biggest threat to Ateneo’s bid to win a third straight UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.
But that won’t stop Lady Eagle Amy Ahomiro from wanting to face the Lady Spikers in the finals.
“I would love to face La Salle again,” Ahomiro said Saturday after sweeping University of the Philippines in the semifinals. “For sure.”
“The rivalry is just so much more intense with them. And I’m sure they want to face us too. We’re really rivals so it’s really good competition when we face them.”
For the past two years, it has been an Ateneo-La Salle finale with the Lady Eagles prevailing.
Ahomiro, though, does not only look at the matchup between the two proud schools but also with her face-to-face encounter against Mika Reyes.
Both play the middle, and even though both teams’ offense come primarily from the opposite, Ahomiro and Reyes are vital components to their squads on both ends.
Not only that, it’s been a tag team battle as Ahomiro has Bea De Leon on her side and Reyes has Mary Joy Baron as her pupil.
“She’s a great player… She’s so good, she’s the one that we need to stop,” Ahomiro said of Reyes. “Siguro there’s a lot of players from La Salle that we need [to stop] but since I’m the middle, she’s the one in front of me most of the time.”
“If I work hard enough, I can stop her. But she always has good games and I’m sure she wants to stop me.”
Ateneo and La Salle split their season series with the Lady Spikers winning in the first round in straight sets and the Lady Eagles winning the second round in five.
Ahomiro said she and Reyes are in a level playing field and it would be in the Finals that would decide their fates.
“The last time we played them, we just played better, and the time before that they played better than us, so we’re kind of in an even playing field now. Hopefully we play them in the Finals and we’ll see what happens.”
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