KAT Tolentino’s firepower could not be doused as it proved crucial in the Ateneo Lady Eagles’s back-to-back wins in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament this week.
The tournament’s leading scorer unloaded a combined output of 41 points from Ateneo’s games against University of Santo Tomas (UST) and Far Eastern University (FEU) that merited her the Chooks-to-Go UAAP Press Corps Player of the Week honors.
Tolentino fired 22 points over UST to lead the Lady Eagles in bouncing back from their opening game loss to La Salle.
From tallying just 2 points in the first two sets against FEU, the opposite spiker erupted for 19 points as the Ateneo offense opened up to down the Lady Tamaraws.
As Ateneo admits its struggles on defense, it’s not going to stop Tolentino from doing her best to make up for it with her lethal attacks.
“For me I realized that I can't just stand there and tip the ball or hit it light. I have to go all out. I have to spike with power and how I normally do it,” said the Fil-Canadian spiker.
Tolentino and rest of the Ateneo spikers will be greatly tested against the University of the East’s floor defense led by Season 80 best digger and best receiver Kath Arado on Sunday, March 3, 2pm, at the Araneta Coliseum.
Tolentino edged out nominees La Salle’s Michelle Cobb, Milena Alessandrini of UST, and National University rookie Ivy Lacsina for the weekly plum handed out by print and online scribes covering the beat.