The next day can be Tuesday, when Ateneo faces No. 3 College of Santo Tomas within the next rung of its climb towards defending its title. If the Blue Eagles survive that, they should face La Salle and its twice-to-beat bonus. And in the event that they in some way discover a option to string these two wanted wins, the reigning queens earn a shot at unbeaten Nationwide U.
They positive did that. Particularly Religion Nisperos, who banged in 22 factors, together with two of their final 4 factors. Center blocker AC Miner added 16, whereas Vanessa Gandler chipped in 12.
Central to the manufacturing of the ability trio, nonetheless, was Jaja Maraguinot, the quick-thinking Ateneo setter who knew what strings to tug and when to tug them in opposition to a hard-fighting Adamson squad.
“Coach was telling me to activate the center blockers, it’s truly one of many methods we had for this game,” stated Maraguinot, who tossed 21 glorious units. “I feel I did my function properly tonight.”
Nisperos had a late error within the third set that Adamson pounced on as Ateneo trailed for the final time at 20-21. However the Blue Eagles’ high scorer redeemed herself with two straight factors earlier than Miner arrange match level with one other kill.
“Coming into this game, coach stated we simply must observe our technique and do our roles,” stated Nisperos. “And we simply actually tried to benefit from the game. It was all teamwork that’s why we have been in a position to accomplish it.”
Gandler seen the identical tendency however remained assured they’ve time to iron it out.
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