Ateneo takes the harder route to the 13th Shakey’s V-League Collegiate Conference semifinals after falling to FEU in straight sets Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre.
Sensing blood, the Lady Tamaraws wasted no time in crushing the Lady Eagles, 25-18, 25-19, 25-22, to tie NU for the top spot after the quarterfinals.
“Ang target namin is pumasok sa semis. Pero yung #1 hindi naman sinasabi na kailangan #1 tayo,” said coach Shaq delos Santos. “Kailangan bago pumasok ng semis high morale tayo.”
FEU was hardly challenged by the young Lady Eagles, who crept into the Last Eight and will battle San Sebastian College for the last semis seat on Saturday.
Chin Basas and Remy Palma each posted 13 points for the Lady Tamaraws, who overwhelmed the Katipunan side with 14 kill blocks.
Meanwhile, 6 players led by Ana Gopico scored at least 6 points for Ateneo. — By John Chester Fajardo