UAAP VOLLEYBALL: A look at individual stats after the opening round

Mark Escarlote on Mar 05, 2018 03:43 PM
A look at individual stats after the opening round
Who are the standouts in the individual statistics race after the first round?

Towering National University stars Jaja Santiago and Jasmine Nabor, University of Sto. Tomas’ Sisi Rondina and a couple of other familiar names stood out after the first round of the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.

Fans were treated to 28 thrilling and exciting matches that made this season predictably unpredictable.

And in those games, a few players put up great numbers in different skill categories in the race for individual awards.

Rondina closed the first round on top of the scoring category with 151 points she accumulated from 136 spikes, 11 service aces and four kill blocks. The ‘Cherry Bomb’ averaged 21.57 points per game for UST, which unfortunately won only two games in seven outings.

Just 10 points behind of Rondina is Santiago (111 spikes, 20 kill blocks and 10 aces) followed by Tots Carlos of University of the Philippines with 135 (119 spikes, 8 kill blocks and 8 aces), Bernadeth Pons of Far Eastern University with 112 points (106 kills, 2 kill blocks and 4 aces) and Ateneo de Manila University’s Jho Maraguinot with 107 (94 kills, 6 kill blocks, 7 aces).

The 6-foot-5 versatile hitter Santiago has the best success rate in attacks with 44.22% followed by Rondina (40.60%), Maraguinot (35.075), Carlos (32.25%) and UP’s Isa Molde (31.91%).

FEU’s Celine Domingo, Adamson University’s Mylene Paat and NU’s Roselyn Doria dominated the net with their average of 0.72 kill blocks per set. Santiago landed at fourth with 0.69 per frame while Season 79 Most Valuable Player Majoy Baron of two-time defending champion De La Salle University normed with 0.62 kill blocks per set.

DLSU setter Michelle Cobb and hitter Desiree Cheng occupied the top two spots in service winners with 0.62 aces per set. Toni Basas of FEU (0.52), Paat (0.48) and Domingo (0.48) round up the Top 5 in the category.

Nabor strengthened her bid for the Best Setter award with 8.38 excellent sets per game but not far behind are Deanna Wong of Ateneo (8.37), Fenela Emnas of Adamson (8.28), Cobb (7.97) and Alina Bicar of UST (6.15).

Graduating Dawn Macandili of DLSU and UE’s Kath Arado are in a tight race for the Best Libero award.

Macandili led Arado in digs 6.79 to 6.64 average per frame. Arado has a higher efficiency rating 52.43% in reception compared to Macandili’s 50.00%.

In team statistics, NU has the highest success rate in attacks (32.02%), Ateneo is leading in kill blocks with an average of 2.43 per set while DLSU has the best service game with 2.55 aces per frame.

The Taft-based squad also topped the digging department (15.17 per set) and in excellent sets (9.31 per frame) while FEU has the best efficiency rate in reception (35.16%).

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