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UAAP volleyball: Alyssa Bertolano stars in debut as UP blanks UE


UP Preventing Maroons in the UAAP Season 84 girls’s volleyball. UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Alyssa Bertolano delivered the clutch hits as College of the Philippines opened its UAAP Season 84 girls’s volleyball marketing campaign with a 25-19, 25-23, 25-23 victory over College of the East on Thursday at Mall of Asia Enviornment.

When the Girl Purple Warriors tied the third set at 21, Bertolano took issues into her personal arms, scoring 4 straight factors to finish the Preventing Maroons’ first victory in one hour and 31 minutes.

The 19-year-old rookie led the brand new breed of the Maroons with a game-high 20 factors constructed on 18 assaults, one block and the game-winning ace.

“I’m excited to play and my teammates are straightforward to get together with. They made my first UAAP sport simpler for me,” mentioned Bertolano.

Irah Jaboneta additionally stepped up for UP with 13 factors, whereas skipper Jewel Encarnacion and Lorie Bernardo added six markers every as coach Godfrey Okumu acquired his first win in the post-Isa Molde and Tots Carlos period.

“The gamers did properly however you could possibly see we’re nonetheless a work-in-progress,” Okumu mentioned.

UP joined opening day winners La Salle, Nationwide College and Far Japanese College.

Janine Lana led UE with 16 factors and 10 glorious receptions. Apple Lingay had 12 factors and 7 digs in the loss.

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