UAAP FINALS: DLSU completes grand slam

Mark Escarlote on May 02, 2018 06:12 PM
UAAP FINALS: DLSU completes grand slam
De La Salle University completed its third grand slam.

De La Salle kept its lofty spot atop the UAAP women’ volleyball throne.

The Lady Spikers' reign continues.

Kim Kianna Dy, Majoy Baron and libero Dawn Macandili finished their swan song with a resounding 26-24, 25-20, 26-24, win over Far Eastern University to complete DLSU’s third grand slam Wednesday in Game 2 of the best-of-three UAAP Season 80 Finals series at the Big Dome.  

The Lady Spikers captured their 11th title in 18 Finals appearance and third three-peat since Seasons 66 to 68 and Seasons 73 to 75.

Dy closed her collegiate career with 19 points off 16 attacks, two kill blocks and a service ace for the Lady Spikers. Tin Tiamzon and Season 79 Most Valuable Player Baron had 10 markers each while Finals MVP Macandili on her last game tallied 21 digs and eight excellent receptions. 

The fifth year opposite hitter stopped the Lady Tamaraws' furious comeback rally in the third set with a kill after FEU tied the frame at 24 following a 3-0 scoring spurt. Tiamzon sealed the championship with a crosscourt hit to finish off their overmatched rival, which played its first chanmpionship series in nine years.   

DLSU showed grit in the first set coming back from a 24-21 deficit that proved to be the turning point of the match, which mirrored the same situation the Lady Spikers had in the series opener.   

DLSU took Game 1 in straight sets, 29-27, 25-21, 25-22, last Saturday.

Graduating skipper Bernadeth Pons closed her collegiate career with a gallant effort, scoring 17 points with 15 digs and 15 excellent receptions for the Lady Tams.  

 

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