Galang shines in DLSU's sweep of FEU

Mark Escarlote on Feb 03, 2016 07:45 PM
Galang shines in DLSU's sweep of FEU
Ara Galang powered De La Salle University as the Lady Spikers swept the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws.

Ara Galang returned to action with a bang as De La Salle University dismantled the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws in straight sets, 29-27, 25-23, 25-20, Wednesday in the 78th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

Almost a year after her harrowing left knee injury, Galang showed a glimpse of her old form scoring 10 points for the Taft-based squad. The fifth year Lady Spiker, who suffered an ACL, MCL injury in their do-or-die semifinals match against National University, scored all her points from attacks.

“Siguro ngayon mga nasa 85% na siya sa kaya pa n’yang gawin. Well ang target ay 'yung ma-surpass ang nagagawa niya last season definitely. Kasi hindi siya maglalaro kung papantayan lang niya 'yung nilalaro niya dati,” said assistant coach Benson Bocboc, who represented head coach Ramil de Jesus in the postgame interview as he had to leave early for a prior commitment, of Galang. “Sa ngayon kulang pa, may kailangan pa kaming i-adjust.”  

The Lady Spikers joined other opening day winners defending champion Ateneo de Manila, University of the Philippines and Adamson University. 

Mika Reyes top scored for DLSU with 13 points, all but one coming off spikes, graduating Carol Cerveza had 10 markers while Mary Joy Baron scored eight. Team captain and veteran setter Kim Fajardo dished out 35 excellent sets in the Lady Spikers 48 vicious kills.

However, Bocboc pointed out that they still have to limit their errors. DLSU committed 27 errors.       

“Sa ngayon nangangapa pa kami and maraming pa kamin dapat ma-adjust. Also hindi maganda na maraming kaming errors,” he added.

Toni Basas led FEU with 13 points while Remy Palma had 12. Bernadeth Pons had a hard time getting her usual numbers as the Queen Tamaraw was limited to only nine markers.





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