Dongallo loses 37 as UE maintains its spotless record in the V-League

Aug 31, 2023

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MANILA, Philippines – The University of the East (UE) was led by Casiey Dongallo, who finished with 37 points as the Lady Warriors defeated Perpetual Help in five sets to maintain their perfect record.

Dongallo stepped up for the Lady Warriors after Jelai Gajero suffered a terrible fall in the second set, helping them overcome a 1-2 hole to defeat Perpetual in the 2023 V-League Women’s Collegiate Challenge with a valiant 25-21, 24-26, 24-26, 25-22, 15-12 victory. 

Dongallo pounded out 37 attacks during the entire match, and Riza Nogales, who anchored the Lady Warriors’ net defense with six blocks, helped the team achieve a 4-0 record and a spot in the semifinals.

The noticeable improvement of the guys who needed to step up in the performance of the squad, according to UE head coach Jerry Yee, was cited as a plus. He expressed his joy at their success while also emphasizing the tremendous price they paid. Yee expressed optimism for a thorough analysis of the circumstance in conjunction with Gajero.

The Lady Altas, who also drew a 16-point effort from Shaila Omipon, fell to 2-2 as the victory also nullified Mary Rose Dapol’s 23-point performance, which included 21 spikes.

On Sunday, the Lady Warriors will play the Lyceum of the Philippines U Lady Pirates.

A perfect 4-0 record was also achieved by the Lady Tamaraws of Far Eastern University (FEU), who defeated Lyceum of the Philippines U. by scores of 25-17, 25-16, 23-25, and 25-19 to secure a spot in the tournament’s semifinals.

The Lady Tamaraws launched 54 attacks, with playmaker Tin Ubaldo dishing out 16 superb setups. Keisha Bedonia was responsible for 11 of those attacks on her way to a 13-point performance.

The first two sets were dominated by FEU, while the third set saw LPU prevail in the final stretch. In order to secure their fourth victory, the Lady Tamaraws reasserted their strength in the fourth.

Even with 14 points each from Janeth Tulang and Johna Dolorito, the Lady Pirates fell short and joined the SSC Lady Stags at 0-4.

In the men’s competition, FEU recovered from a difficult five-set loss the previous time around by defeating Perpetual with scores of 25-22, 23-25, 25-16, and 25-16 to reclaim first place in the V-League Men’s Collegiate Challenge.

In order to defeat the Altas, the Tams tightened up their front line defense. They finished with 13 blocks, including three from Lirick Mendoza and two from Dryx Saavedra.

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) Golden Spikers, on the other hand, kept winning despite a shaky start, defeating Emilio Aguinaldo College by scores of 25-18, 25-19, and 25-19 to earn a 3-1 record and move into sole second place behind unbeaten Ateneo (3-0).

After losing to the La Salle team on August 18th, Josh Ybaez scored 19 points to lead the Golden Spikers to their third straight triumph. 13 attacks, four blocks, and two aces were made by the UAAP Season 85 MVP.

The Golden Spikers relied heavily on their net defense the most of the time; they finished with 10 kill blocks, with Paul Colinares serving as the middle pillar. Colinares also contributed four blocks in addition to the team’s five attack points.

EAC’s Jan Abor led the way with 12 points off the bench for the Generals, who finished 0-4 overall. Ervin Osabel scored 10 points for the Generals.

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