UAAP volleyball: Ateneo stays hot, survives Adamson in thriller

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Growling Tigers to spend Holy week in Ayo’s hometown Sorsogon View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film On the brink of defeat, Ateneo came back from seven points down, 22-15, in the fourth set and frustrated Adamson, which is in a crucial run for a Final Four berth, to force the decider.“Every time coach Tai [Bundit] calls a timeout, he just tells us to be happy and we need to play happy because if we don’t we’re going to lose for sure,” said captain Maddie Madayag in Filipino. “If we’re not enjoying the game, it’s like we’re playing for nothing and I guess we got our composure back after all the errors and all the miscommunication.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Lady Eagles continued cranking up the ante in the fifth set stopping the Lady Falcons late in the period.Ateneo saw its 11-6 lead dissipate and turn into an 11-11 tie, but the Lady Eagles were quick to get back on track with Jhoana Maraguinot scoring on a crosscourt kill for the 14-12 lead. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kat Tolentino then met Mylene Paat up top for an emphatic block to clinch at least a playoff for the last spot in the Final Four.Maraguinot finished with a game-high 23 points to lead the Lady Eagles while Tolentino finished with 17 points.Jules Samonte and Bea De Leon also finished in double digits with 12 and 11 points, respectively.Jema Galanza had 23 points to lead the Lady Falcons while Paat added 17 points.RELATED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls LATEST STORIES Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ FILE – Ateneo Lady Eagles. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAs the race for the Final Four gets tougher, Ateneo held on to the second spot after surviving Adamson University in a thriller, 24-26, 25-19, 21-25, 26-24, 15-12 in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Lady Eagles streaked to their fourth straight win for an 8-3 record and  foilied the Lady Falcons’ bid to force a tie with National U, which lost in the opening game, at the fourth spot. Adamson slid to 5-6, still a game behind.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more