Earning the twice to beat advantage and the second best team of the season, the Lady Bulldogs of National University faced against the Ateneo Lady Eagles after the latter won over the fighting Lady Falcons of Adamson University.
In their previous matches, the Lady Bulldogs trounced the Eagles twice. And the come back from the Eagles was expected to happen to win against the Bulldogs. Did it happen?
Yes, it did. The Lady Eagles outsmarted the Lady Bulldogs in an exciting four set encounter last Wednesday, February 26th. The former won over the latter in four, (3-1), 25-16, 12-25, 31-29, 28-26.
As expected, Alyssa Valdez unloaded her powerful kills from the Ateneo squad and upset the blockers from the National U team.
The Eagles spread wide their wings to sweep the Bulldogs in the first set, 25-16. Julia Morado, Ateneo’s setter, performed well in distributing the Mikasa throughout the set.
But the Lady Bulldogs made their come back in the second set to even the match. Dindin Santiago and her sister, Jaja contributed much to win the set. They easily clawed the Eagles, 12-25.
In the third and fourth sets, both teams showed amazing play to outsmart each other. But the Eagles were determined and defeated the Bulldogs, 31-29, 28-26, respectively.
Both fanatics from each team were frenzy inside the San Juan Arena cheering that those exciting sets of the game.
Photo Credit : Richard Esguerra