Ateneo wins 'Battle of Katipunan' Round 1 vs UP
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 26, 2017 06:54 PM
Katipunan will be painted blue, until the next round of the UAAP at least.
A lot of hype has surrounded this day as Katipunan neighbors Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines were set to clash in the UAAP in multiple sports.
After today's match-ups, Katipunan belongs to the blue side as Ateneo scored convincing victories over UP in both the men's and women's volleyball tournaments, as well as in men's football.
The domination began when the Ateneo Blue Eagles swept UP in men's volleyball to remain undefeated:
It continued after the Lady Eagles stunned the Lady Maroons in the women's volleyball tournament, handing UP its first loss of the season:
And it's all capped off by an impressive 1-0 victory by Ateneo's football team over the defending champions:
The UP Fighting Maroons still have next round to reclaim Katipunan but after Round 1 of their rivalry, Ateneo is on top.
The domination continued in the baseball diamond as the Blue Eagles shut out the Fighting Maroons, 4-0.
State U though salvaged some pride as their women's tennis team edged their neighbors, 3 - 2.