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    Gritty UP Lady Maroons extend woes of Ateneo Lady Eagles with famous victory

    Mar 6, 2016
    UP rookie Isa Molde attacks against Alyssa Valdez of Ateneo. Dante Peralta

    UNIVERSITY of the Philippines ended a 17-game losing skid to Ateneo, shaking off a flat start to stun the two-time champions, 19-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 78 women’s volleyball tournament on Sunday at The Arena in San Juan.

    UP last won the Battle of Katipunan on January 17, 2007 via a five-set thriller, 37-35, 22-25, 20-25, 25-17, 15-12, and didn't repeat the feat until nine years later - thanks to an audacious comeback from a set down.

    UP reached match point, 24-19, via an Alyssa Valdez service error but the Lady Eagles threatened, 22-24, before rookie Isa Molde scored an off the block attack to seal the win for the Lady Maroons.

    The Lady Maroons extended their winning run to three to improve to a 5-3 card.

    The loss was a demoralizing blow for the defending champions Lady Eagles, who were looking to bounce back from a straight-sets loss to arch-rival La Salle the weekend before.

    It was Ateneo's first back-to-back losses since Season 76 as it dropped to 6-2, still good for a share of the lead with the Lady Spikers.

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    UP rookie Isa Molde attacks against Alyssa Valdez of Ateneo. Dante Peralta
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