Lady Eagles keep share of lead, gain twice-to-beat edge despite error-filled performance against Lady Falcons
The Ateneo Lady Eagles had an easy outing, but Alyssa Valdez made clear she was not very pleased. Jerome Ascano

ATENEO kept a share of the top spot and sealed a twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-18 tour of Adamson in the UAAP Season 78 women’s volleyball tournament on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Two-time reigning MVP Alyssa Valdez led all scorers with 16 points, Amy Ahomiro added 15 and sophomore Jhoana Maraguinot chipped in 12 for the Lady Eagles, who now carry a 10-2 win-loss card for a share of the lead with La Salle.

Valdez, however, was not very pleased with their error-strewn performance —19 miscues in a three-setter.

“We had a not super ok game today, we had a lot of errors, we had miscommunications,” she said. “We have to improve during practices for us to para maging consistent during games.”

[See La Salle Lady Spikers gain twice-to-beat advantage in semis after rout of winless UE Lady Warriors]

“Madami pang kailangan ayusin ’yung team and sana magkaroon kami ng consistent games this coming weeks,” she added.

Ateneo will face also-ran University of the East on April 6 and arch rival La Salle on April 10.

Bernadette Flora scored nine points for Adamson, which dropped to 3-9.

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