Ateneo steadies 2nd-set wobble to soar past Iriga

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Vannesa Gangler and the Lady Eagles spread their wings against Iriga-Navy. —AUGUST DELA CRUZAteneo-Motolite steadied itself in the second set to cruise past Iriga-Navy, 25-19, 29-27, 25-14, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at FilOil Flying V Center.After yielding the first set to the Lady Eagles, the winless Lady Oragons made a surprise attack in the second set, leading by as many as 19-7 mainly through its underrated players like Nene Bautista, Joanne Bunag and Grazielle Bombita.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “I really enjoy playing from the bench, it’s much harder than being a starter,” said Gaston, who is coming from a stint in beach volleyball in the UAAP.It was third win in four outings for Ateneo while Iriga dropped to 0-6.Later, PetroGazz drubbed Adamson-Akari, 25-17, 25-20, 25-13, for its fourth win in seven games.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments But Ateneo spread its wings and bounced back from that deficit by taking 17 of the next 18 points through the exploits of rookie Vanessa Gandler, Kat Tolentino and Bea de Leon.Iriga still found life and fought back to take set point, 25-24, but the Lady Oragons soon fell into rash of errors to eventually yield the frame and surrender the momentum to the Lady Eagles.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“To just come back from mistakes is something we need to work on,” said Tolentino, who led Ateneo with 14 points. “We shouldn’t let a little mistake bother us. In the end, it’s not about how good you are but how you recovered from mistakes.”Ateneo sure held itself well after that shaky second set as it pounded relentlessly in the third frame mainly from the efforts of Ponggay Gaston, who scored five of her eight points when the Lady Eagles detonated a 7-0 scoring binge. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum BanKo Perlas spikers carve their own niche outside the lines Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

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