May hugot kami sa kanila -- DLSU's Kim Dy on win against UST
Mark Escarlote on Feb 11, 2017 09:54 PM
De La Salle University takes revenge on its 2016 University Games tormentor University of Sto. Tomas.
Reigning champion De La Salle University came into the match against University of Sto. Tomas Saturday looking for revenge.
And that made the Lady Spikers’ 25-23, 16-25, 25-14, 25-22, win over the Tigresses in the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan sweeter.
The Taft-based squad waited for months to avenge their loss against UST in the University Games during the offseason. UST booted out the Lady Spikers in the Final Four on its way to claiming the crown in the tournament held in Dumaguete.
“Actually, UniGames pa pinaghuhugutan namin kasi nga talo kami sa kanila noon,” said Kim Dy, who blasted 16 points with 11 coming off attacks to lead DLSU to its second straight win.
DLSU holds a 2-0 record in a three-way tie at the top with University of the Philippines and National University.
The Lady Spikers’ dominated the Tigresses in the third set of their match and looked like heading into an early finish after taking a 14-2 lead in the fourth set. But the Tigresses sparked a huge rally to cut its deficit down to 14-18.
UST again crept closer to two points twice with its last 22-24 before eventually folding.
Dy admitted that they did relax in the fourth after building a huge gap. It was a mistake they hope not to commit in their next games.
“Medyo naging overconfident kami kasi ang layo ng lamang naming. Eh nakahabol pa sila so ‘yun ang iwo-work out namin, attacking namin and panapos naming,” she said.
DLSU will face UP on Wednesday.
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