UAAP 82: Lady Eagles keep focus on big picture after rousing debut
Paul Kennedy Lintag on Mar 04, 2020 08:19 PM
(Photo by Arvin Lim)
Ateneo's title defense for UAAP Season 82 women's volleyball is off to a rousing start after a sweep in the Battle of Katipunan.
However, one win alone wouldn't and shouldn't define anything for the Lady Eagles.
This team is clearly out for bigger things.
"We're thankful for this first win, malaking bagay to para sa amin to win the first game of the season but we will not stop here," said Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro.
"One game will not determine our character," he added.
Against the UP Lady Maroons, the champs were impressive in a three-set sweep.
Ateneo flexed its collective muscles in a dominant set 1 win while the Lady Eagles' championship composure was evident during in set 3 to finish things off.
The Lady Eagles got balanced contributions from the returning Kat Tolentino (15 points) and rookie Faith Nisperos (10 points)
"I'm saying to Faith also na she should deliver kung ano job at hand," Coach O said of Ateneo's promising rookie.
"It's all about helping each other. We really hope that this blessing na continue lang nito hanggang sa remaining games namin," Almadro added.
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