Friday, 15 April 2011

Ateneo, Perpetual make it to q’finals

Posted by chardyboy on Friday, April 15, 2011 0 comments


ATENEO and Perpetual Help scored straight-set victories yesterday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Shakey’s V-League eighth season at The Arena in San Juan while Southwestern University made it to the Last 8 for the first time due to forfeiture.

The Lady Eagles played just good enough to trounce the Lady Cobras 25-16, 25-15, 25-15 to move within a win of sweeping the five-team Group A eliminations.

The Lady Altas outplayed the St. Benilde Blazes 25-18, 25-19, 25-19 to match the Eagles’ 3-0 slate in Group B.

Before bowing to Ateneo, SWU notched its third win when the league established that Lyceum fielded an ineligible player in Carla Benedicto when the Lady Pirates held off the Cobras 21-25, 27-25, 25-16, 25-15 last April 5.

A transferee from UST, Benedicto was not included in the Lyceum roster in the WNCAA, making her ineligible to play for Lyceum in the V-League, which only allows each team to field two guest players. Lyceum already has Mary Jean Balse and Dahlia Cruz as reinforcements.

The forfeiture came after the league also nullified Adamson’s win over Perpetual Help last Tuesday after the Falcons used an ineligible player in Faye Guevarra.

Guest players Alyssa Valdez and Thai Lithawat Kesinee unloaded 16 hits apiece while Dzi Gervacio and Fille Cainglet added eight and six points, respectively, for the Eagles, who are seeking their first-ever championship in the league sponsored by Shakey’s Pizza and backed by Mikasa as official ball and Accel as official outfitter.

"We have a deep bench, and it proves the versatility of the team. I made sure that I have to maximize and give opportunity to others like Aerieal (Patnongon) and Ella (de Jesus), they have their time to shine," said Ateneo coach Charo Soriano, referring to her two reserves, who combined for eight hits.


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