Lady Spikers bounce back big time in rout of Lady Tams
Mark Escarlote on Mar 08, 2017 05:40 PM
Defending champion De La Salle scored a huge bounce back win in a rout of Far Eastern University.
The defending champion De La Salle University wanted a mighty bounce back after losing to archrival Ateneo de Manila to end the first round of the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.
Too bad for the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws, they were standing on the Lady Spikers’ way.
DLSU walked away with a ruthless revenge win, 25-5, 25-23, 25-23, Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre to get back on the win column and avenge its four-set loss to the Lady Eagles last Saturday.
The Taft-based squad scored the league’s second most lopsided set win since the rally point system was implemented back in 2000 on their way to improving their record to 6-2.
It was the most one-sided set win since University of Sto. Tomas swept University of the East, 25-2, 25-15, 25-8, in Season 72 back in January 9, 2010 in a game that ended in 46 minutes.
DLSU ballooned an 11-3 lead to 22-3 in the opening set and never looked back to assert its mastery over the Lady Tams.
FEU tried to recover in the next two sets but the Lady Spikers were there to stave off the rallies of Lady Tams.
DLSU head coach Ramil De Jesus said that they wanted to rebound from their loss against their archrival Ateneo but the rout against FEU came as a shock.
"Actually hindi (ko ini-expect na ganoon ang panalo) pero siguro madami din naging problema ‘yung FEU noong first set," he said.
Cheng scored all her 11 points from kills and added 11 digs, Ogunsanya finished with 11 while Ernestine Tiamzon and Kianna Kim Dy had 10 and nine markers, respectively, for the Lady Spikers. Veteran setter Kim Fajardo got most of her teammates involved on offense with 44 excellent sets that translkated to 34 vicious kills for DLSU.
The Morayta-based squad dropped to 4-4 card.
Remy Palma had nine points while Bernadeth Pons was limited to her lowest season output with eight.
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