The University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Lady Altas turned back the San Sebastian College–Recoletos Lady Stags in four sets, 25-14, 25-22, 22-25, 25-17, in the 2019 PVL Collegiate Conference campaign, Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre.
The Lady Altas controlled the first and second sets, as they took turns piercing through the net defense of the Lady Stags. However, Bianca Cardona led San Sebastian’s uprising in the third set, bringing the match to a fourth frame.
But the shock loss in third simply became a wake-up call for the Lady Altas. They then buckled down to business and dashed San Sebastian’s comeback hopes.
“Yung third set medyo nag-relax, naging complacent na doon sa ginagawa nila. Akala nila panalo na agad may moment kasi na pag tinitingnan ko yung mga players parang easy easy lang which is hindi naman dapat,” said Perpetual head coach Macky Carino.
“Buti na lang pagdating ng fourth set nagiba na talaga gusto na talaga manalo. Happy ako kasi yung mga key additions ko sa team talagang nagste-step up,” he added.
Charina Scott hammered down 10 attacks and netted two kill blocks to lead Perpetual with 13 points while Jhona Rosal supplied 11 markers.
Angielou Castillo dished out 18 excellent sets to put all but a spiker on the charts. Alyssa Sangalang provided the defensive presence with 17 excellent receptions and 12 excellent digs.
On the other hand, Ordona put up an all-around performance that went for naught. She tallied a game-high 14 points, all of which coming from attacks, laced with 13 excellent receptions and eight excellent digs.
Reyann Canete added 11 markers while Alexia Vea Sison tossed 12 excellent sets on top of two points.
Perpetual will next face Adamson while San Sebastian looks to crack into the win column against Ateneo. Both games will be played on Saturday, August 24 at the same venue.