Ateneo and La Salle were meeting for the second time in the elimination round of Season 76. The Lady Eagles have yet to win a set against La Salle this season. La Salle with their undefeated record for so many games even way back the previous season, simple looked invincible.
I was hoping it was going to be close match… with Ateneo giving La Salle a scare. But the game was all La Salle… and you can see it in the faces of Valdez, Lazaro and the other veterans that they were having a hard time breaking through the defense of the Taft based squad. The rookie Morente was error prone. Though the Morado the rookie setter despite not having contributed much in her setting duties, always looked calm… the girl seem to have nerves of steel. Ateneo fans hardly had the reason to cheer during the game. Though the fans of Alyssa Valdez made noise whenever she touches the ball… so did the fan of Reyes, who I think the most popular Lady Spiker now. The Lady Spikers dominated the game and took it in straight sets.
I’m a Lady Eagle fan even before I enjoyed watching volleyball. Maybe because they always come up short… but they just kept trying.