Babawi kami -- Lady Spikers on archrival Lady Eagles

Mark Escarlote on Apr 08, 2017 07:59 AM
Babawi kami -- Lady Spikers on archrival Lady Eagles
Puwede naming gawing hugot ‘yung talo namin sa kanila noong first round -- DLSU skipper Kim Dy

Revenge will be the main motivation of defending champion De La Salle University when the Lady Spikers march into war against archrival Ateneo de Manila University.

The Lady Spikers want cold-blooded payback against their first round tormentors in their 79th UAAP women’s volleyball elimination round rematch Saturday at the Big Dome.

Opening serve is at 4:00 p.m. and the battle will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream.

Both teams sport 11-2 win-loss records and are through to the Final Four armed with twice-to-beat advantage.

The winner will get the semis no. 1 seed but more is at stake for the Taft-based squad.

They want to erase the bitter memory of their 24-26, 24-26, 25-21, 17-25, loss to the Lady Eagles in the first round, in a match that could’ve gone DLSU’s way if not for their failure to close out the first two sets.

“Kailangan naming bumawi,” said Lady Spikers assistant coach Noel Orcullo.

DLSU has yet to lose a match in the second round. The Lady Spikers defeated Adamson University, 25-13, 25-14, 25-16, last week sans Kim Dy.

The skipper sat out the their last game to rest after suffering a mild left ankle sprain in their win against University of Sto. Tomas last March 29.

Dy is sure to suit up and is excited for a chance to exact revenge on the Lady Eagles.    

“Super excited and gigil at the same time,” she said. “Puwede naming gawing hugot ‘yung talo namin sa kanila noong first round.”

Dy will have Majoy Baron, Tin Tiamzon, Des Cheng, setter Kim Fajardo and top libero Dawn Macandili to back her up.

“Ngayon, mas alam mo ‘yun may pinaghuhugutan ka,” said Dy. “So makikita mo ‘yung fire in your eyes, tipong ganun ang papakita namin para manalo against them.”

 

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