Lady Eagles on a high
By Jerome Ascano
May 24, 2013, 04:51 pm
GALLERY: Fiery Ateneo leaves Lady Bulldogs with mountain to climb
Smiles were all around before Game One of the Shakey's V-League Finals as the best individual performers of the First Conference were honored with awards.
National University's Dindin Santiago was the star among the stars as she was named MVP and Best Scorer.
Guest player Rachel Ann Daquis had 14 points for the Lady Eagles and was a picture of composure on the floor.
Alyssa Valdez nursed a shoulder injury but saw a lot of teammates step up to fill the void.
The smiles quickly turned into frowns for National University, especially for newly minted MVP Dindin Santiago.
On the other side, the Lady Eagles could not contain their excitement as they cruised to an early lead.
Thai Jeng Bualee, who only joined the squad prior to the semifinals, finds herself in title contention once again.
Ateneo coach Roger Gorayeb and his wards could afford to laugh off a few mistakes.
National University's towering player Jaja Santiago was a picture of disappointment as her team now heads into a do-or-die Game Two.
Ateneo coach Roger Gorayeb said that his team was extra motivated after learning that someone from the NU camp
said the Lady Eagles were sure to lose in straight sets.
NU mentor Edjet Mabbayad and his staff will have to make the necessary adjustments as the Lady Bulldogs try to extend the series on Sunday.
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