Following a disappointing loss last Sunday, the De La Salle University Lady Spikers rebounded with a decisive win over the National University Lady Bulldogs, 25-20, 25-18, 25-10, in the UAAP Season 71 Women’s Volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre.
The Lady Spikers lost in three shocking sets to UP last Sunday. The defending champs then took their frustrations out on the young Lady Bulldogs, putting together their most convincing victory of the season.
La Salle gave up just 10 errors to NU’s 24. This, after they gave up 37 miscues in three sets to the Lady Maroons.
“Last Sunday kasi, ‘yun ang pinakamabigat na loss namin. Today sabi ko sa kanila na ‘wag ‘yung isipin. Sa bawat composition ng team, iba yung strength,” said 11-time UAAP champion coach Ramil De Jesus.
“Kailangan natin maniwala sa team natin, maniwala sa sarili natin. Hindi kalaban ang magpapanalo sa atin, tayo ang gumalaw, tayo ang maghirap para manalo tayo,” he added.
La Salle’s graduating captain Desiree Cheng tallied a season-high 17 points off 14 attacks, two aces, and a block. Tin Tiamzon contributed 11 markers.
La Salle built a 20-15 lead in the first set, 23-17 in the second set, then a 24-9 gap in the third set.
Captain Rose Doria was the lone double-digit scorer for NU with 11 points. Rookie sensation Princess Robles was held to eight markers.
La Salle (6-3) next face the University of Santo Tomas Tigresses (6-3). Meanwhile, NU (2-7) take on the Adamson University Lady Falcons (1-8) on Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
DLSU (3) – Cheng 17, Tiamzon 11, Clemente 9, Dela Cruz 7, Ogunsanya 5, Cobb 2, Saga (L)
NU (0) – Doria 11, Robles 8, Lacsina 7, Paran 6, Luceno 5, Chavez 1, Landicho 0, Orillaneda 0, Nierva (L)