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Lady Spikers dominate Lady Bulldogs for second victory

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The DLSU Lady Spikers displayed an all-around dominance over the NU Lady Bulldogs to win their second victory in straight sets, 25-22, 25-12, 25-15.

The Lady Bulldogs entered the first technical timeout of the first set on a tear up 8-3 with Jaja Santiago capping the opening rally with a back row attack. The Lady Spikers immediately responded with six quick points to grab the lead with Ara Galang and Kim Dy providing the damage offensively.

From that point, the Lady Spikers found their groove scoring-wise as they entered the second technical timeout of the first set with a gorgeous combination play ending in a spike by Desiree Cheng.

Both teams showcased a tight ending to the opening set, but the Lady Spikers finished it off up by three as Santiago committed a service error at the end.

Fourth year star Galang and newcomer Dy made noise during the second set as the Lady Spikers started the set strong at 12-3. Majority of the Lady Bulldogs’ attacks did not hit the mark with the impeccable net defense of La Salle standing tall. The Season 76 bridesmaid finishers led by as much as 13 points during the second set and limited NU to only 12.

Looking to close the match early, the Lady Spikers erected an 8-3 third set cushion to maintain their momentum. Mika Reyes anchored the net defense for La Salle, who played without complacency. DLSU pounded on NU during the third set to cement its second win.

Galang led all scorers with 15 points while Dy chipped in 10. Cyd Demecillo, who did not play in their opening game against Adamson, tallied six points in addition. Santiago top-scored NU with 10.

Up next for La Salle will be UST on Sunday at San Juan Arena, while NU will aim for its first win against UP on Saturday at Araneta.

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