DLSU gets payback against UST behind Woo's 33

Mark Escarlote on Mar 16, 2016 01:18 PM
DLSU gets payback against UST behind Woo's 33
Raymark Woo was unstoppable in De La Salle's five-set payback win against University of Sto. Tomas.

De La Salle hitter Raymark Woo stuck his tongue out after a thunderous smash that pushed the Green Spikers at match point.   

Smelling blood, the third year hitter unleashed another missile from the back row for the final kill.

Woo pounded a career-high 33 points including six in the deciding set as DLSU tamed the University of Sto. Tomas Growling Tigers, 20-25, 25-12, 22-25, 25-22, 15-11, Wednesday to stay unscathed in the second round of the 78th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.

The Green Spikers extended their winning streak to three for a 4-6 win-loss record to tie their victim at sixth to seventh spot and kept their Final Four hopes alive.

Woo, who skipped last season’s contest because of a knee injury, collected 30 attacks, a pair of kill blocks and a service ace to lead the Taft-based squad’s payback against its first round tormentor, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.

DLSU built an 8-4 gap to start the fifth set before UST rallied to cut their deficit to 11-10. Woo score on an attack and the Tigers committed an error. UST saved a point before Woo blasted back-to-back kills to close the two-hour, three-minute match.   

“Nagising na ang team ko. Kasi nga noong first round napansin namin na lumalaban kami pero pagdating sa dulo bumibigay,” said head coach Ronald Dulay. “So nag-usap-usap kung ano ang dapat gawin, at ‘yun nga nagkasundo na huwag tayong mada-down kung nalamagan na tayo. Isa ‘yun and ‘yung second ‘yung mga adjustments na ginawa namin.”              

John Onia added 13 markers for the Green Spikers. Levin Dimayuga had nine points while playmaker Geuel Asia dished out 35 excellent sets on top of his eight points for DLSU.

Arnold Bautista had 14 points, Manuel Medina got 12 while Jason Sarabia finished with 10 for the Tigers, which committed 31 errors.






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