TWO new faces emerged as the most prolific scorers in the ongoing 78th University Athletic Association of the Philippines volleyball tournament at the Philsports Arena in Pasig.
University of the Philippines’ spiker Wendel Miguel and University of Santo Tomas Cherry Ann Rondina came up with the most points as hostilities entered its second week in the men’s and women’s divisions.
Miguel had 22 points, including 20 on attacks as he led the UP Fighting Maroons to a 25-17, 25-22, 25-19 25-21 beating of the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers.
His efforts gave him a two-game total of 35 points and this helped the Fighting Maroons score their first win in two games in the men’s action.
They are behind the National University Bulldogs, who marched to their second straight triumph with their 25-23, 25-23, 25-20 win over La Salle.
The Bulldogs share the lead with Ateneo, which turned back Far Eastern University, 25-18, 25-19, 25-13.
Meanwhile, Rondina has a two-game tally of 40 points in the women’s side.
But her efforts were not enough after the Ateneo Lady Eagles endured four sets to pull off a 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 25-15 stopping of UST.
Alyssa Valdez, coming out as the third most productive scorer early in the season with a total of 41 points, made 23 points in carrying the Lady Eagles to their second straight victory.
The Lady Eagles are in front with La Salle, which won over UP, 25-14, 25-13, 19-25, 25-20, with Mary Joy Baron making 17.