Tue. Sep 26th, 2023

Jian Salarzon (proper) pierces a Far Jap block with authority. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Ateneo wanted 5 units and a disputed match level to get rid of Far Jap College (FEU), 25-22, 25-23, 18-25, 23-25, 15-13, because the Blue Eagles stayed unbeaten in males’s motion of the V-League Collegiate Problem pressed on by their devoted following at Paco Enviornment on Sunday.

Dragged to the restrict after blowing a two-set lead, the Eagles wanted to dig deep and win out in a disputed name to carve out their third straight win as Ateneo stayed as the one unbeaten group within the discipline.Ateneo coach Timothy Sto. Tomas rued the close to fold as much as his fees, shedding focus and taking the Tawaraws’ collective grit as a right.

“You’ve been towards them for what number of years or what number of video games already and you already know their character that they by no means surrender,” Sto. Tomas stated. “As a lot as potential, don’t give them the possibility to proceed preventing and shift the momentum to their facet.

“However once we had an opportunity to shut it out, we grabbed the chance.”

Match level got here after Ateneo over obtained a Far Jap service with Eagles’ Lorenzo Gutierrez making an attempt to salvage it with a soar set excessive above the web, the place Tamaraw Jerold Talisayan tried a block. Referee Erlindo Eusebio known as an overreaching violation on the FEU ace for 14-13.

Defending it

It was a name that Sto. Tomas defended.

“[I]f you’re going to take a look at it logically, I feel the block was actually a violation as a result of he (Talisayan) didn’t give (Gutierrez) the possibility to set,” Sto. Tomas stated. “It’s clear within the overview that our setter had the ball with two arms. He (Talisayan) wanted to offer the possibility for the ball to be set and be within the air.

“He can’t simply shut on it instantly.”

Jian Salarzon had 22 factors constructed on 20 kills whereas Ken Batas added 21 and Amil Pacinio Jr. 16 for the Eagles.

Ateneo enters a four-day break earlier than dealing with longtime rival La Salle on Friday.

Zhydryx Saavedra paced Far Jap with 21 factors, with Jomel Codilla accounting for 14 with 11 wonderful receptions and Martin Bugaoan with 11 factors.

FEU, in the meantime, will attempt to bounce again as they face Perpetual Assist System Dalta on Wednesday.

La Salle turned it round within the fourth set and went on to repulse San Beda U, 25-15, 25-22, 16-25, 25-21, and safe a bounce again second win within the different males’s encounter.

The Inexperienced Spikers battled again from 9-13 down within the fourth set as they closed out the set and the match on a 16-8 tear. INQ

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