Laure emerges as top scorer anew after elims round

Lady Bulldogs dominate various departments as Belen, Solomon, Lamina, Nierva rule

University of Santo Tomas standout Eya Laure emerged as the league's top scorer anew at the end of the elimination round of the UAAP Season 84 women's volleyball tournament.

Eya Laure of UST Golden Tigresses (UAAP Media Bureau)

Laure maintained her No. 1 standing in the scoring department with a total of 272 points built on 244 spikes, 17 blocks and 11 service aces.

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Faith Nisperos of Ateneo followed suit with 267 points on top of 228 attacks, 16 blocks and 23 service aces while all-rounder Michaela Belen of National University ranked third with 203 points with 173 spikes, 22 service aces and eight blocks.

Completing the league's Top 10 scorers are Aly Bertolano of University of the Philippines (197), Alleiah Malaluan of De La Salle (193), Trisha Genesis of Adamson (184), Vannie Gandler of Ateneo (174), Alyssa Solomon of NU (171), Ja Lana of University of the East (170), and NU team captain Princess Robles (162).

Meanwhile, the Lady Bulldogs, who clinched an outright Finals berth with a sweep in the elimination round, also dominated almost each skills department in the league with a member landing in the Top 5.

NU, as a team, ranked first in spiking, serving, setting, and receiving.

Belen, for instance, ruled the serving department with an average of 0.47 per set and emerged as the second best spiker with a 38.96 percent success rate, making her one of the top candidates for getting both the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year plums.

Michaela Belen of NU Lady Bulldogs (UAAP Media Bureau)

Solomon emerged as the best spiker with 38.98 percent success rate while Robles landed third (37.57%). Bertolano (35.27%) and Nisperos (34.86%) placed fourth and fifth, respectively.

Nisperos ranked second in the service area (0.43) while Solomon and teammate Sheena Toring followed suit with 0.34 and 0.32, respectively. Bertolano was in fifth with 0.31.

NU libero Jen Nierva was hailed as the best receiver with 55.96 percent efficiency and also landed second in digging with an average of 4.40 by set.

Janel Delerio of UST (46.36%), Roma Mae Doromal (44.44%), Justine Jazareno of De La Salle (44.13%) and teammate Jolina Dela Cruz, an opposite hitter, complete the Top 5 in receiving.

Jazereno topped the digging department with 4.78 average by set, while Alexandra Juangco of Far Eastern University (4.00), Bernadette Pepito of UST (2.96), and Jenina Zeta of UE (2.70) took the third, fourth, and fifth place, respectively.

NU setter Camilla Lamina pulled away with an average of 5.81 by set atop the leaderboard while Louie Romero of Adamson (4.70), Mars Alba of De La Salle (4.60), Jaja Maraguinot of Ateneo (4.49), and Marianne Sotomil of UP (4.49) followed suit in order.

In blocking, De La Salle's Thea Gagate stood tall with 30 kill blocks and an average of 0.60 by set while AC Miner (0.53) and Fifi Sharma (0.50, also of De La Salle, ranked second and third, respectively. KC Galdones of UST placed fourth despite tying with Sharma in terms of average while Joan Narit of Ateneo was in fifth with 0.49.