Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
UAAP 80 Volleyball DLSU vs. UST – Dy-3787
UAAP 80 Volleyball DLSU vs. UST – Dy-3787

DLSU

Lady Spikers inch closer to twice-to-beat advantage, sweep also-ran Golden Tigresses


The three-peat seeking De La Salle University Lady Spikers handled the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses in straight sets, 25-23, 25-23, 25-22, and moved closer to claiming a twice-to-beat advantage at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

La Salle battled back from a 19-23 deficit in the first set with Kianna Dy pulling in three attacks to force a 23-all tie. Des Cheng followed with a service ace before Sisi Rondina sunk the Tigresses with an attack error.

Tied at 21 in the second frame, UST surrendered back-to-back errors to buoy La Salle to the lead. Building on her clutch reputation, Des Cheng finished off the set with a smash-to-block sequence.

The Lady Spikers tried to runaway with the third set, grabbing a 21-17 lead. But UST ace Sisi Rondina refused to relent, brining the Tigresses to within one, 23-22. Dy, however, shut the door on Rondina in the following point, allowing May Luna to end the match.

Aked abour their slow start, La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus harped on his team’s tendency to play sluggishly coming from long breaks.

“Well, ito ‘yung isang sakit ng La Salle eh. Pagka long break, pag balik dito medyo kinakalawang. So ito nga ‘yung palagi kong nire-remind ‘yung team na pagka ganitong mahabang bakasyon, pagbalik medyo hindi tama, maraming mga unforced error na ginagalaw. Parang hindi magkakakilala sa loob,” said De Jesus.

Kianna Dy led the Lady Spikers with 12 points while team captain Majoy Baron added nine markers.

La Salle won their sixth straight match and elevated their record to 10-2. They can clinch a twice-to-beat incentive in the semis with a win on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre against AdU (5-7).

#ReadMore  Jeff Napa gives advice to Alvin Pasaol after breaking his record

Rondina was scorching hot, tallying 23 points but her brilliance could not mask UST’s 27 errors.

UST fell off the Final Four race even before the match started and settled at a 4-9 slate. They end their season against the Adamson Lady Falcons on Saturday at the Blue Eagle Gym.

The Scores

DLSU (3) – Dy 12, Baron 9, Ogunsanya 8, Cheng 5, Luna 5, Tiamzon 4, Cobb 3, Ipac 1, Tiu 1, Layug 0, Macandili (L)

UST (0) – Rondina 23, Alessandrini 10, Francisco 6, Palec 4, Viray 3, Dizon 1, Bicar 0, Sandoval 0, Teope 0, Rivera (L)

Written By

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.


You May Also Like

Beach Volleyball

SUBIC—Sisi Rondina and Jovelyn Gonzaga didn’t only eliminate opponents from Canada and the Czech Republic, but more importantly, beat the pressure to win at...

Beach Volleyball

Brazilian Joao Luciano Kiodai was added to the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) national team program to handle the beach volleyball squads, according to...

Beach Volleyball

University of Santo Tomas’ Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor completed another dominant campaign in the UAAP, capping their Season 85 run with a 21-15,...

ADMU

University of Santo Tomas moved on the cusp of a record eighth women’s crown as Gen Eslapor and reigning MVP Babylove Barbon upended University...

ADMU

University of Santo Tomas extended its winning streak to 34 matches Saturday in the UAAP Season 85 beach volleyball tournament on Saturday at Sands...

ADMU

Defending four-time champion University of Santo Tomas and National University booked the first two Final Four slots after sustaining their perfect records in the...

News

Lindsay Stalzer and Kalei Mau dominated as the also-ran F2 Logistics capped off its 2022 Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference campaign on a high...

News

Army Lady Troopers used to be a household name in Philippine volleyball. Back when the Premier Volleyball League was still known as Shakey’s V-League,...

Advertisement