Ateneo-La Salle Season 78 Finals still making noise four years after
Mark Escarlote on Mar 30, 2020 08:35 PM
The thrilling UAAP Season 78 women’s volleyball Finals between archrivals Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University remains to be one of the most memorable championship series in the storied rivalry.
It has been four years since the thrilling UAAP Season 78 women’s volleyball Finals series between archrivals Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University.
Still, that collision between two collegiate volleyball titans remains to be one of the most remembered series in the rivalry.
It was a championship series that went the full distance. It featured amazing heroics from then Queen Lady Eagle Alyssa Valdez and from the Lady Spikers' trio of Ara Galang, Mika Reyes and Cyd Demecillo as well as the emergence of Kim Kianna Dy for DLSU.
ABS-CBN S+A brought the memorable matches back on television via S+A Encore: UAAP Classics, showing Game 2 and 3 of the Finals on Monday.
As expected, fans of DLSU and Valdez went to Twitter to express their reactions on the series.
Valdez, who scored 31 points in her final game for the blue and white, and Reyes became trending topics on Twitter.
A bittersweet ending in her last playing year but she proved everyone that she is the best. "Her crucial role in the incredible rise of Philippine volleyball stands out among her long list of accomplishments."— sha (@biyayahh) March 30, 2020
Alyssa Valdez's legacy will remain forever. ???? pic.twitter.com/R5yEWFWwnw
UAAP Season 78 Finals Game 2 Alyssa Valdez was on a different dimension of greatness. She wasn’t simply just THE Phenom on that court at the time (which already says a lot, btw), but she was the epitome of the GRIT, PASSION, and HEART of an exemplar athlete.— A G E N T ? (@AteneoAgent) March 30, 2020
Truly a QUEEN EAGLE.
The most heart breaking moment in my VB fan-girling life ???? Alyssa Valdez, my forever QUEEN EAGLE ???????????? pic.twitter.com/7dyER6N6GX— Aiza Marie (@ayzicebeeybii) March 30, 2020
Reyes was active on Twitter throughout the replay:
Ang saya!! Salamat sa time niyo kanina with me ???? favorite ko talaga yang s78! Btw, wala naman napikon kanina diba? Haha its for fun lang and sana nag enjoy din kayo. Good vibes lang as we start this week!! ????— MIKA REYES (@mikareyesss) March 30, 2020
Ps. Mika left the group hahahah pic.twitter.com/NrUYnR14er
And even made fun of herself.
Paki lakasan yung BOO sa service nung #3 hindi daw marinig ??????????— MIKA REYES (@mikareyesss) March 30, 2020
Sobra. https://t.co/27VzOTSCgc— MIKA REYES (@mikareyesss) March 30, 2020
Nasa harapan na po ang #3 ng La Salle. Welcoming the hate tweets in 3.. 2.. 1...— MIKA REYES (@mikareyesss) March 30, 2020
Coach mayabang daw ako oh ???? baka ma kick out na ko ng admin sa group heeeelp pic.twitter.com/BiENgAiigy— MIKA REYES (@mikareyesss) March 30, 2020
Valdez and Galang made a reaction on their farewell season as players for their respective schools.
For those who missed the replay, you can still watch the series on these links: