Ateneo overcomes FEU, advances to 5th straight UAAP men’s volleyball finals

first_imgDefending champion Ateneo showed its tenacity and overcame the odds to advance to its fifth straight finals series after turning back Far Eastern University, 25-19, 18-25, 25-22, 25-18, in the semifinals of the UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball tournament.The third seed Blue Eagles had to overcome a twice-to-win advantage against the Tamaraws to set up  a best-of-three series against top team National University in the championship round.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast “My players really wanted this,” said Ateneo head coach Oliver Almadro in Filipino. “They sacrificed a lot, they studied every opponent, and they absolutely wanted this win.”“Last night they told me ‘coach we will never back down’ and when I heard that I knew they would go all out for today. I thank them because they believe in the process of doing it right, no need for the spectacular, just the right execution.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRon Adrian Medalla capped off the three-time champions’ decisive 15-7 run in the fourth set with an off-the-block kill that gave Ateneo a 22-13 lead.Chu Njigha then scored on a furious running spike to send the Blue Eagles to the 24-17 match point.Reigning four-time MVP Marck Espejo followed up his historic 55-point performance from the previous game with 37 points to lead the Blue Eagles. Embiid, Simmons led 76ers from Process to postseason success LATEST STORIES MOST READ Ateneo scored on 59 spikes and Espejo accounted for 34 of those kills.Redijohn Paler had 14 points for FEU while Jude Garcia and John Paul Bugaoan combined for 21.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ View comments Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more