Lady Spikers outlast Lady Bulldogs to get third straight win
Published on January 31st, 2015 | by Camilla Saguin
Just like in their first two games in the second round, the DLSU Lady Spikers dropped a set but recovered in time to beat the NU Lady Bulldogs in four sets, 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 27-25.
In the past few games of the DLSU Lady Spikers, coach Ramil De Jesus has opted to shuffle his players by inserting bench players, Eli Soyud, Carol Cereveza and Majoy Baron. This game was no different, only this time coach Ramil had one more player to add to his list of reliable reserves, Princess Tiu.
The first two sets were a bit of a breeze for the Lady Spikers as they capitalized on NU’s shaky floor defense, but in the third set DLSU let their guards down and it was NU’s turn to capitalize on the Lady Spikers’ miscues.
After dropping the third set of the match, DLSU trailed NU by three points in the latter stages of the fourth set. The score was 22-19 in favor of NU when coach Ramil sent in Princess Tiu for the first time this season. Tiu scored three crucial points to help DLSU tie the match at 24 points apiece. Captain Ara Galang then took over with two straight points, one coming from a backrow kill and another from an open attack. The match ended with an attack error from NU’s Jaja Santiago.
Mika Reyes led the DLSU Lady Spikers in scoring with 15 points, three of which came from offensive blocks while Ara Galang added 14 points. Kim Fajardo also performed well, finishing with 36 excellent sets. On the other hand, Jaja Santiago scored 25 big points for the Lady Bulldogs while Myla Pablo added 13 points.
The DLSU Lady Spikers will face the UST Tigresses on Wednesday, February 4, 4pm at the Filoil Arena in San Juan.