DLSU's 25-5 first set win over FEU most lopsided in years
Mark Escarlote on Mar 08, 2017 04:59 PM
History unfortunately came around for Far Eastern University coach Shaq Delos Santos in one of the league's most lopsided set score.
Defending champion De La Salle University gave Far Eastern University a severe beating in the first set of their match Wednesday in the second round of eliminations in the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre for the second most lopsided set win in the past seven seasons.
The Lady Spikers whipped the Lady Tamaraws, 25-5, in the opening set.
DLSU doubled its 11-3 start to balloon its lead to 22-3 capped by a hit by Filipino-Nigerian Aduke Ogunsanya. An attack error by Desiree Cheng stopped the bleeding for the Lady Tams.
FEU was able to score one more before Cheng sealed the set win with an attack.
The Lady Tams were luckier than University of the East Lady Warriors, who in Season 72 absorbed a 2-25, 15-25, 8-25 loss at the hands of University of Sto. Tomas back in January 9, 2010.
It was a nightmare for the Lady Warriors as the Tigresses led by Angeli Tabaquero, Aiza Maizo and Maika Ortiz raced to a 21-0 lead. The only two points scored by UE then came from errors by UST including a service miscue from setter Rhea Dimaculangan.
It took UST just 46 minutes to take the match and most lopsided set loss since the rally system was used by the league back in 2000. The Tigresses that time, like DLSU, are coming off a loss to Ateneo -- the Lady Eagles' first win over UST since joining the league in 1978,
It was an unfortunate turnaround for FEU coach Shaq Delos Santos as he was the Tigresses mentor then when UST made that feat seven years ago also on the same venue.
DLSU went on to win, 25-5, 25-23, 25-23.
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