Jem Ferrer silently delivered 60 successful sets to help the Ateneo Lady Eagles outlast the fiery Adamson Falcons who gave Ateneo a tough 5 setter match.
Adamson took the first set, 22-25. The Lady Falcons played inspired volleyball in the first set as their long time mentor, Mommy Dulce Pante was in the stands watching her beloved Adamson Team. They managed to build a comfortable lead against the unbeaten team, Ateneo en route to bagging the first set.
Ateneo regained their composure as they took the 2nd and 3rd sets: 25-23 and 25-18. Alyssa Valdez started to assert herself in delivering the much needed kills for the Lady Eagles. Credit also the main setter of Ateneo, Jem Ferrer who issued several nice sets.
The 4th Set went to Adamson, but Ateneo didn’t give it to them on a silver platter. It was definitely a hard earned set.
The 5th and final set was also a hard fought one. Despite a nagging muscle cramps, Alyssa Valdez made sure that Ateneo will get the 5th and deciding set, 15-11.
She was subsequently hailed as the player of the match, tallying a total of 30 big points (23 successful attacks, 3 blocks, and 4 service aces.)
With this huge win, Ateneo stays on top of the Team Standings with a flawless 6-0 win-loss record (15 points). Adamson on the other hand goes down in the Standings with 3-2 win-loss record (11 points).