Ateneo completes epic comeback to force Game 3


MANILA, Philippines – Call it the heart of a champion.

The Ateneo De Manila Lady Eagles rallied from a 0-2 deficit in Game 2 of the UAAP Season 78 women’s volleyball finals to defeat the DLSU Lady Spikers, 18-25, 26-28, 17-25, 25-16, 15-11 and force a Game 3 for the championship on Wednesday, April 27, at the Mall of Asia Arena.

After blowing a 24-20 lead in the second set and falling to the brink of elimination, 3-time UAAP MVP Alyssa Valdez rallied her Lady Eagles and dominated the remaining sets to keep their hopes for a third straight championship alive.

Alyssa Valdez had a terrific performance with 34 points while Jhoana Maraguinot and Bea De Leon added a combined 27.

On the other end, La Salle was led by the 16 points of Kim Dy. Mika Reyes pitched in 14 while Ara Galang had 12. 

Jia Morado recorded 70 sets while Best Setter award winner Kim Fajardo had 63.