The rivalry between UAAP Women's Volleyball defending champions Ateneo Lady Eagles and De La Salle Lady Spikers definitely lived up to its billing during their heated match yesterday, January 11, at the SM MOA Arena.
After a competitive but error-filled sets, the Lady Eagles toppled the Lady Spikers in the fifth set, 25-22, 25-27, 16-25, 25-14, 15-9.
The Lady Eagles’ #HeartStrong mentality was definitely seen and felt that day.
that increase heartbeat u got last seasons finals came back last night sa ADMU-DLSU match..#Heartstrong Ateneo— jodie abut (@jodie_abs) January 12, 2015
Lady Eagles Coach Tai Bundit couldn't be prouder of his girls.
Reigning MVP Alyssa Valdez led the defending champions with 26 points, while teammate Amy Ahomiro finished with 13. Lady Spiker Ara Galang notched 11 points for La Salle, which took a 2-1 lead coming into the fourth set but fell short at crunch time.
The win gives Ateneo a successful 7-0 first round sweep, while La Salle finishes with an equally impressive 6-1 record. Check out the gallery below for our photo coverage of the match!