Jhoanna Maraguinot powered the Ateneo Lady Eagles to their first win in the post-Alyssa Valdez era of women’s volleyball in UAAP Season 79.
Scoring 15 points, Maraguinot led the Lady Eagles’ offense against the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Lady Tigresses whom they defeated in three sets, 25-20; 25-21; 25-22 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Saturday, February 4.
This is the first year that the Lady Eagles are playing without their ace Valdez who led them to back-to-back championships in Seasons 76 and 77 before losing to archrival La Salle Lady Spikers in 2016, Valdez’s last year at the UAAP.
In the first game, the National University Bulldogs prevailed upon the University of the East Lady Red Warriors for their first win.
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day of UAAP 79 women’s volleyball
The Lady Eagles and Lady Bulldogs will meet on Feb. 8.