After their loss to the UP Lady Fighting Maroons, the Lady Tamaraws needed to win their last match against the Lady Eagles to get a slot in the final four. Making the situation even worse for FEU was the fact that one of their middle defenders and big man, Remy Palma was still down from a knee injury. While the Ateneo squad however have not dropped a game since their head coach returned from Thailand. Ateneo took the match with very little resistance from the Lady Tamaraws.
FEU was now tied with Adamson who also lost their last assignment against UST. The Lady Tams will have to face the Lady Falcons in a do or die match for the last spot in the final four.
Valdez who has always been known and loved for her ever smiling and pleasant demeanor on the court found a perfect mentor in the perennially happy Coach Tai. It’s a match made in volleyball heaven.