Bea De Leon was the best middle hitter from Ateneo-La Salle 2

Paul Lintag on Apr 11, 2016 04:19 PM
De Leon was the best middle hitter from Ateneo-La Salle 2
"Sobrang sarap. Siguro 10 talaga [on a scale of 1-10], we haven't had fun on the court like this in a while and I'm really happy to see that again." --- Bea De Leon after Ateneo beat La Salle in five sets.

Matched up against the twin towers of Taft, Ateneo's Bea De Leon emerged as the best middle hitter in Sunday's titanic clash between the two-time champion Lady Eagles and the Lady Spikers.

Lost in the fierce showdown of Alyssa Valdez and Ara Galang, it was De Leon who delivered some of the most telling blows on both sides of the floor in favor of Ateneo especially in the fifth set.

She was also a picture of intensity for the Lady Eagles, something that was lacking in the La Salle victory back in round 1.

"I really wanted to bring the intensity. I knew that was one of the things I could really bring to my team," De Leon said.

"Bahala na if I look stupid, but as long as it contributes to my team and it did well naman for us," she added.

While she lost the scoring battle to Majoy Baron, 13-15, De Leon relished the super sweet victory over their rivals.

Because why not? Despite being a non-bearing game on paper, every Ateneo-La Salle game is all about pride.

"Ateneo-La Salle, you always want to win for your school, your family and for yourself syempre. Gigil kasi gusto din namin bumawi. Pride na din ng school yun," De Leon said.

"Sobrang sarap. Siguro 10 talaga [on a scale of 1-10], we haven't had fun on the court like this in a while and I'm really happy to see that again," she added.

 

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