MANILA, Philippines – The UAAP Season 78 women’s volleyball tournament is down to its final game, and archrivals Ateneo and De La Salle are facing off for one last time to determine who will walk away with the championship.
For the fifth straight year, the Lady Eagles and the Lady Spikers are battling it out in the Finals, with Ateneo chasing a third straight championship, and La Salle hoping to end their rivals’ reign and win their first title since Season 75.
La Salle drew first blood in the series, pouncing on Ateneo’s shaky reception and using exceptional net defense to frustrate the Lady Eagles en route to a 25-22, 25-22, 25-21 win on April 23 that brought them one step closer to a title.
Showing the heart of a champion, however, Ateneo charged back in the second game, overcoming a two-set deficit to earn a gutsy 18-25, 26-28, 25-17, 25-16, 15-11 win. Alyssa Valdez was simply dominant, scoring a season-high 34 points in the victory.
Follow this live blog to see how Game 3 progresses.