Wow!!! What a match that was!! Ateneo Lady Eagles and La Salle Lady Spikers, yet again, didn’t fail to give the fans a one great, great show!! They poured their hearts out there and never gave up ‘til the end.
As a Lady Eagles fan since the time of Charo Soriano, I am just very very happy to see this team win the championship for the 1st time ever. What made this victory even more special is because of the fact that this is actually the first season that these players: Alyssa Valdez, Amy Ahomiro, Ella De Jesus, Michelle Morente, Aeriael Patnongon and Den-den Lazaro have come together to play. And oh, not to forget their newest coach, a foreign coach from Thailand, Coach Anusorn ‘Tai’ Bundit. Who would’ve thought that this relatively new and inexperienced team would reach the finals and win the title? Definitely none..at least for the first few games in the elimination.
I, personally, haven’t thought that they would win the championship, knowing how strong La Salle is coming off from three straight championship titles and the Lady Bulldogs with such strong line up as well. But I am still hopeful. And it happened! It really did happen!!
After seeing the Ateneo Lady Eagles fought their way in the elimination, firstly against Adamson Lady Falcons and then against the twice-to-beat NU Lady Bulldogs, I came to strongly believe that with the kind of Ateneo team we have in this season 76, everything and anything is possible.
The Blue Squad showed they really want to win the championship. They showed how much they love the fans by beating their personal bests in every game. They played with everything they got. And in the end..they won their very first UAAP Volleyball title! I couldn’t be more grateful to the players, Coach Tai and everyone in the Ateneo Volleyball program for giving us fans a really great series.
Thank you Ateneo! You are the epitome of a NEVER SAY DIE team in UAAP Volleyball!!
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