UE Lady Warriors Break Losing Streak with Convincing Win over Adamson

In a thrilling showdown at the SMART Araneta Coliseum on Saturday, the University of the East (UE) Lady Warriors put an end to their six-game losing streak in the UAAP Season 86 Women's Volleyball Tournament by triumphing over the Adamson University Lady Falcons. The Lady Warriors displayed exceptional determination and skill, clinching a victory in four sets: 26-24, 23-25, 25-18, 25-20.

The encounter marked a significant turnaround for the UE squad, which had been grappling with a series of defeats. The last time these two teams met, emotions ran high as UE's head coach, Jerry Yee, faced a temporary suspension from the UAAP. However, with no distractions this time around, the Lady Warriors were able to focus entirely on their game plan, resulting in a well-deserved win.

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Casiey Dongallo emerged as the star of the match once again, spearheading UE's offensive with an impressive tally of 28 points. Dongallo's remarkable performance included 25 successful attacks, two crucial blocks, and a service ace. Notably, the rookie sensation from California Academy showcased her prowess by scoring the final five points for the Lady Warriors in the decisive fourth set.

Backing up Dongallo's stellar display was Riza Nogales, whose solid contribution of 17 points, highlighted by six blocks and two aces, provided crucial support to the team's cause. Additionally, Kayce Balingit chipped in with 10 points, further solidifying UE's dominance on the court.

Despite a valiant effort from the Adamson Lady Falcons, led by Ishie Lalongisip with 17 points and Barbie Jamili with 11 points, the UE Lady Warriors maintained their composure throughout the match, ultimately clinching victory.

With this win, UE finds itself tied with Adamson and Ateneo de Manila University, boasting a 2-6 record and occupying the fifth spot in the standings. Looking ahead, UE is set to square off against National University on April 3, following the Holy Week break, while Adamson will face the formidable University of Santo Tomas on the same day.

WATCH: Adamson vs. UE Game Highlights (Women's Volleyball)