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Lady Spikers back on track, shoot down Lady Falcons



After a shocking loss to the NU Lady Bulldogs last Wednesday, the De La Salle University Lady Spikers went back to their dominant ways, drubbing the Adamson University Lady Falcons 25-13, 25-13, 25-16 in the UAAP Women’s Volleyball Tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre, earlier today.

La Salle quickly put the opening set out of reach. With Mary Joy Baron putting away quick sets and servers successfully targeting Adamson’s weak passers, DLSU grew their advantage to as much as 13, 23-10, and deflated the Lady Falcons.

Adamson fought harder early in the second set, trailing by just three, 12-15, mideay through. But the determined La Salle side swiftly shut the door on Adamson, allowing the Lady Falcons to win just one more point for the rest of the set.

Visibly worn down, the Lady Falcons barely put up any resistance even against La Salle’s bench players in the third set. Inflating their lead to as much as nine, 19-10, La Salle cruised to their third win of the season.

Six Lady Spikers scored at least eight points with Ara Galang tallying 10 while Kim Fajardo and Baron had nine points apiece.

La Salle smoked Adamson in every scoring skill, finishing with 18 more attacks, eight more block kills, and 12 more aces.

“Sabi ko nga noong natalo sa NU, dalawa lang naman ang pwedeng puntahan – either lulubog o magpapakita ng kagustuhan lumutang. Ngayon pinakita namin nila na gustong makabawi,” said DLSU head coach Ramil De Jesus.

Sophomore open hitter, May Roque led the Lady Falcons with nine points while Jemma Galanza managed just six.

The Lady Spikers (3-1) will next take on the UE Lady Warriors (0-3) on February 21, Sunday, 2 p.m. at the MoA Arena. Adamson (1-2) will face the UP Lady Maroons (1-1) on Wednesday, February 17, 4 p.m. at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

The Scores

DLSU (3) – Galang 10, Fajardo 9, Baron 9, Reyes 8, Cerveza 8, Luna 8, Dy 5, Tiamzon 2, Ipac 1, Esperanza 0, Saga (L), Macandili (L)

AdU (0) – Roque 9, Galanza 6, Paat 3, Alkuino 2, Dacoron 2, Flora 0, Matias 0, Mohammad 0, Tempiatura (L)

Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.

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