Bea de Leon lauds young Lady Eagles teammates for showing heart in loss to tough NU team
Despite a crucial loss to NU, Bea de Leon was impressed with her young Ateneo teammates. Kiev Iz Kresta

ATENEO skipper Bea De Leon held her head high even as the Lady Eagles’ chances to make it to the semifinals in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference is no longer in their hands after bowing to National University on Saturday.

The Lady Eagles dropped to a 3-2 win-loss card after losing to the Lady Bulldogs, 21-25, 25-13, 19-25, 22-25, at The Arena in San Juan.

Although the Lady Eagles were still at the No. 2 spot, they can only rely on the outcome of the match between Far Eastern University (3-1) and Lyceum University of the Philippines (1-3).

A win by LPU will force a playoff match between Ateneo and FEU for the last semis berth.

But the fourth year middle blocker stuck to the positives instead of focusing on the things they cannot control.

“I could say it was a pretty good game. Beyond the loss, it showed a lot of our potential because, coming into the league, we knew were very raw. So there was no pressure on us. I'm very happy with how our team played this season,” she said.

De Leon even insisted that despite the loss, she considered their performance against the Lady Bulldogs the best so far this conference.

“We had a good game kasi honestly from my perspective it showed a lot of potential of the girls,” said de Leon.

“It was a really good game, compared to our previous games, I think that was the best we played pa so far and it was against the toughest team and it showed a lot of heart also,” she added.

Meanwhile, NU marched its way back into the semifinals with a five-game elimination round sweep.

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