Monday, April 15, 2024

Belen, Woman Bulldogs attempt to proper ship vs Eagles

Bella Belen

4 groups that dropped their opening weekend matches, counting title-favorite Nationwide College, return to the ground Saturday to try to get their Season 86 UAAP girls’s volleyball campaigns again on observe at SM Mall of Asia Enviornment in Pasay.

The Woman Bulldogs, champions two seasons in the past and shedding finalists to La Salle final yr, attempt to overlook the ignominy of a straight-sets loss of their debut once they battle Ateneo within the 4 p.m. contest, whilst Adamson College and College of the Philippines (UP) sq. off at 2 p.m.

Bella Belen and the Woman Bulldogs took a 19-25, 23-25, 22-25 whipping by the hands of the College of Santo Tomas Tigresses per week in the past, a loss that only a few noticed in coming.

Alyssa Solomon and Vange Alinsug had been at their normal selves and mixed 27 factors, however Nationwide hopes to get extra from Belen, who collected 17 digs and 9 receptions however scored solely 9 factors.

Ateneo, in the meantime, stays upbeat regardless of a 25-20, 18-25, 23-25, 18-25 defeat to College of the East that ended a 21-match profitable run that lasted for 14 years.

Holdovers Lyann de Guzman, Geezel Tsunashima, AC Miner, Yvana Sulit, Taks Fujimoto and libero-captain Roma Mae Doromal because the Blue Eagles’ glue that can stick collectively as they search to return to the Remaining 4 after lacking the bus final yr below Brazilian coach Sergio Veloso.

“We’re the seniors on this workforce and we actually want wish to step up,” De Guzman, who had 19 factors towards the Woman Warriors, mentioned. “We have to present our management for the brand new gamers on our workforce to observe. Now we have to be their position fashions.”

Promising rookie

Lastly exhibiting her wares within the UAAP, JLo delos Santos hopes to proceed to shine after contributing 12 factors, together with two blocks and two service aces in her debut for Ateneo.

“It’s a bit difficult on my finish as a result of that is my rookie yr, however then I can’t act like a rookie as a result of technically by age, I’m a senior and I’ve to set a great instance to the man rookies and naturally, my batchmates,” mentioned the 23-year-old Delos Santos.

“It’s fairly laborious, as a result of I by no means received the expertise being led by the individuals earlier than throughout the instances of Religion (Nisperos) and Vanie (Gandler),” she added. “However I used to be with them for a short time. And I hope with that brief whereas, I used to be in a position to get one thing from them and hopefully, carry it on this season.”The Woman Falcons and the Preventing Maroons started their campaigns with straight-set defeats.

Adamson was overwhelmed by defending champion La Salle, 25-15, 25-16, 25-18, whereas UP fell to Far Jap College, 25-23, 25-21, 25-18.

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