DLSU snaps Ateneo's winning run in women's beach volleyball

Mark Escarlote on Oct 11, 2015 03:51 PM
DLSU snaps Ateneo's winning run in women's beach volleyball
De La Salle hands Ateneo de Manila its first setback in the 78th UAAP beach volleyball.

De La Salle copped the biggest upset Sunday when the pair of Kim Fajardo and Cyd Demecillo ended the winning romp of Ateneo’s Alyssa Valdez and Bea Tan, 11-21, 21-16, 15-12, to complete a sweep of their 78th UAAP women’s beach volleyball two-game schedule at the MOA Sands SM By The Bay.        

The Lady Spikers nailed their third win in five games for a tie with University of Sto. Tomas in fourth to fifth spot.

DLSU blasted University of the East's Judith Abil and Angelica Dacaymat, 21-10, 21-9, in the morning session before the Taft-based beach volleybelles scored the biggest win of the day to deny Ateneo, which absorbed its first setback after a four-game winning run, an outright semifinals berth and in the process ensure a Final Four in the tournament.          

Though the Lady Eagles fell short in their second match of the day, Ateneo is still in solo lead.

Tan and Valdez turned back Adamson's Mylene Paat and Jessica Galanza, 21-13, 21-15, in the morning session.              

It was the Lady Falcons first loss after a three-game winning run, as Paat and Galanza could not find ways to neutralize the crowd darlings.

Far Eastern University joined Adamson in second to third place at 3-1 after Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza made quick work of National University's Jaja Santiago and Jasmine Nabor, 21-12, 21-12       

In other matches, the defending champion University of Sto. Tomas Tigresses' Cherry Rondina and Rica Rivera whipped University of the Philippines' Arianne Estranero and Vina Alinas, 21-12, 21-15, before destroying Abil and Dacaymat, 21-3, 21-4, for a 3-2 slate.       

The Lady Bulldogs and the Lady Maroons fell to 1-3, while the Lady Warriors are winless in five games.      

In the men's division, Ateneo hacked out a 21-18, 21-12 victory over FEU, while UST beat UP, 21-19, 21-17, as the two team remain unbeaten in four starts.       

Defending champion NU defeated UE, 21-15, 21-16, for a 3-1 slate, while Adamson overwhelmed La Salle, 21-10, 21-14, to even its record to 2-2.






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