Ateneo advanced to the 13th Shakey’s V-League quarterfinals after scoring a vengeful 16-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-16 win in its do-or-die match against the TIP Lady Engineers on Monday at the Philsports Arena.
The TIP Lady Engineers humiliated Ateneo in five sets last August 2. But the Lady Eagles took the more important win in a game they couldn’t afford to lose.
Just two weeks ago, the Lady Eagles were fighting for their dear lives in the tournament after sustaining two straight losses at the start of their campaign.
But victories over the Perpetual Help Lady Altas and the Lady Bulldogs propelled them from pushovers to actual title contenders.
The Lady Eagles will enter the quarterfinals with 1-1 record and will face the University of Santo Tomas Tigresses, the FEU lady Tamaraws and the UP lady Maroons. – John Chester Fajardo