ATENEO kept its semis bid alive with a 25-22, 25-19, 25-19 win over also-ran University of Santo Tomas on Monday in the round-robin quarterfinals of the V-League Collegiate Conference at the PhilSports Arena.
Ana Gopico and Kim Gequillana each had 13 points as the Lady Eagles improved their win-loss record to 2-2, bouncing back after bowing to University of the Philippines on Saturday.
Ateneo needs to win its last match against Far Eastern University to secure its spot in the semis. A loss will relegate the Lady Eagles to a playoff with the loser of the match between UP and San Sebastian.
Michelle Morente scored 10 for Ateneo, which needed an hour and 20 minutes to finish off UST.
The Lady Eagles hit 12 service aces, while UST was zero from the service line.
UST high school star and guest player Eya Laure capped her stint with the Tigresses with 13 points.