Green and Lady Shuttlers mop up ADU, UST in season-opener sweeps

(Photo by Jed Aquino) The De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Shuttlers were a house on fire in their first game of the UAAP Season 82 after blanking the Adamson University (ADU) Soaring Falcons, 5-0, yesterday morning, September 18, at the Centro Athletico Badminton Court. Later in the afternoon, the Lady Shuttlers also mopped the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Golden Tigresses, 5-0.

GREEN SHUTTLERS VS ADU

Team captain Jan-e Mangubat gave La Salle its first won match with a three-set thriller against Elbren Concha. Mangubat trailed in sets, 0-1, after losing the first set, 15-21. He then bounced back in the second set, 21-15, and went on to clinch the match in the third set, 21-10.

Graduating Green Shuttler Andrew Pineda made quick work of Kevin Fabros, 21-13, 21-16, for a commanding 2-0 match lead.

Mangubat and Hanz Bernardo, who were teammates in Ateneo before moving to La Salle, clinched the victory for the Taft-based squad after sweeping Fabros and David Libanan, 21-17, 21-18.

Pineda and rookie Joshua Morada likewise won a tightly-contested second doubles match against Concha and Johnrick Macabenta, 21-18, 22-20.

Bernardo capped the sweep for the Green-and-White with an easy victory over Libanan, 21-13, 21-10.

LADY SHUTTLERS VS UST

Despite missing the services of former Most Valuable Player Nicole Albo, who committed to the upcoming SEA Games, the Lady Shuttlers seemed fine as they started with a bang.

Team captain Iyah Sevilla gave her opponent Elij Pena a hard time to score to open the tie, 21-7, 21-10.

Rookie Mia Manguilimotan defeated Kristeen Geronimo in the second singles match, 21-13, 22-20.

Sevilla partnered with sophomore Shuttler Kanna Baba in the first doubles match. The duo dominated, 21-14, 21-10, as La Salle officially logged the win over UST.

Manguilimotan and fellow rookie Palma Cruz trounced Geronimo and Stephanie Mortera, while Baba sealed the deal with a 21-9, 21-19 decision over Mortera in the third singles match.

The DLSU Green Shuttlers and Lady Shuttlers will continue their quest tomorrow, September 20, at the same venue. The Green Shuttlers will face the UE Red Warriors at 8 AM, while the Lady Shuttlers will meet their archrivals ADMU Lady Eagles at 1 PM.

Lady Spikers yield to UST anew, bid farewell to four-peat dreams

Photo by: Jempoy Pimentel

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Spikers bowed out of the UAAP Season 81 Women’s Volleyball Tournament after losing anew to the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Golden Tigresses in five sets, 19-25, 19-25, 25-20, 25-23, 10-15, earlier today at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

After falling early into a deep two-set deficit against the Tigresses, the Lady Spikers showed a massive 14,000 crowd the heart of a champion, climbing back up and forcing a deciding set. However, it was just not for them as they eventually surrendered the game, the campaign, and the ever-elusive four-peat chase.

With this defeat, the Taft-based squad also snapped their decade-long Finals appearances.

In what was seeming like a straight-set victory for the Golden Tigresses, head coach Ramil de Jesus shuffled his cards and found an ace in Julia Ipac. The fourth-year spiker immediately converted consecutive kill blocks that ignited a 7-0 run for La Salle, which handed them an 18-15 lead. There was no looking back for the Lady Spikers as the entire team caught fire, keeping them alive in the contention, 25-20.

The Taft-based squad jumped to a 4-1 advantage, before UST head coach Kung Fu Reyes called for time and the España-based squad closed the gap to one, 3-4. Since then, it was nip-and-tuck affair as no team wanted to concede a three-point advantage, until Ysa Jimenez hammered a free ball, and brought them in front by four, 16-12. La Salle attempted to fight back, but a lucky return by KC Galdones gave UST the first set.

It was a similar encounter in the second frame: La Salle leads at the beginning, then UST overtakes. Five service errors committed proved too costly for the Green-and-White as every time they tried to build momentum, the serve fault breaks it.

This time around, it was the Gold-and-White who had the advantage at the head of the fourth canto, 5-1, following a series of errors by DLSU. But, the latter immediately made up and tied the set at five apiece. It was a nail-biter since then, as both teams refused to wave the white flag, countering every run the opposing team produces. La Salle maintained a three-point cushion towards the end of the set, avoiding a collapse and forcing a decider, 25-23.

Every time the Lady Spikers attempted to fight back, UST seemed like they always have the antidote. The Golden Tigresses glided to a 3-0 lead and maintained at least a three-point margin since then. De Jesus brought back in veterans Tin Tiamzon and Michelle Cobb in hopes of changing the complexion of the game, but to no avail. La Salle got to as close as a point, 10-11, following a bullet by Aduke Ogunsanya off a free ball. However, that proved to be their last point for the season as UST ran away to take the set and the match, and book their first Finals appearance since Season 73.

Rookie Jolina Dela Cruz spearheaded La Salle’s offense with 12 points, followed by team captain Desiree Cheng and Ogunsanya with 10 each. Lourdes Clemente and Ipac each chipped in seven markers, while May Luna contributed six markers.

On the other hand, Eya Laure exploded for 25 points, while team captain Sisi Rondina had 17 of her own. Galdones added 11, while Caitlyn Viray scored 10 for her team.

Team captain Desiree Cheng leaves the Lady Spikers as part of the UAAP Seasons 79 and 80 champion teams. She was the Finals MVP in Season 79 and the league’s Best Server in Season 80. On the other hand, Lourdes Clemente maxes out her UAAP eligibility after having played her first four collegiate years for the UPHSD in the NCAA.

Scores:

DLSU (2) 98 – Dela Cruz 12, Cheng 10, Ogunsanya 10, Clemente 7, Ipac 7, Luna 6, Tiamzon 4, Alba 1

UST (3) 108 – Laure 25, Rondina 17, Galdones 11, Viray 10, Jimenez 6, Bicar 5, Pacres 1

Lady Spikers take down Tigresses as Cheng posts new career-high

Co-written by: Genrev Villamin
Photo by: Flavius Dulce

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Spikers avenged their first round loss against the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Golden Tigresses with a four-set win, 21-25, 25-23, 25-19, 26-24, yesterday, March 31, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

The game’s beginning proved to be a difficult task for the Lady Spikers as they struggled with early errors from net touch violations and failed attacks. UST led La Salle, 8-4, at the first technical timeout after a net touch violation on Lourdes Clemente. The Lady Spikers remained kept themselves within striking distance by cutting the deficit to two, 14-16, at the second break. However, the Golden Tigresses pulled away with three straight points off the timeout. An ace from Roldan put them to set point, 24-18, before they took the set, 25-21.

The succeeding sets shifted the momentum in favor of the Lady Spikers, though it was no simple challenge. An attacking error from EJ Laure gave la Salle a 4-1 lead. On the other hand, a mis-hit by Jolina Dela Cruz tied the game at 5 before Tin Tiamzon’s error gave the lead to UST, 6-5. La Salle regained the driver’s seat at 10-9. They then came up with a 6-1 run that saw a Desiree Cheng block on Laure and an Aduke Ogunsanya denial on Dimdim Pacres. Dela Cruz joined the block party with a rejection on Sisi Rondina to as the Lady Spikers put up their biggest lead, 18-11. UST clawed their way back with a 6-1 run, but DLSU relied on their champion defense to take the second set, 25-23.

A service error by May Luna put the Lady Spikers behind the Golden Tigresses, 9-12, in the third set. But, the same set also saw a 10-point run from the defending champions turn that three-point deficit into a seven-point edge, 19-12. Cheng located an open corner to put La Salle up, 22-14, before a net touch violation on Laure put the Lady Spikers to set point, 24-17. But, Ogunsanya shut down the door on UST, 25-19, to post a pivotal 2-1 set lead.

The fourth set was a rather close game between the two teams. With UST determined to take the game into a fifth set, La Salle held up their defenses against their hungry opponents. An ace by Tiamzon gave them an 8-7 lead at the first technical timeout. But, the Golden Tigresses would not let go as the set was still tied until 20-all. Marionne Alba served up an ace and Cheng denied Rondina to give La Salle a breathing room ahead, 22-20. The Lady Spikers committed two errors that brought up the stakes and tied the game at 24-all. Laure had a chance to put UST to set point, but Clemente came up with an emphatic block as La Salle ended the set with the win, 26-24.

Team captain Desiree Cheng surpassed her recent career-high performance against NU with a whopping 20 points on 14 attacks, three kill blocks, and three service aces.

The Lady Spikers now sit at solo second behind their archrivals Ateneo Lady Eagles. They carry with them a win-loss record of 7-3.

The DLSU Lady Spikers will face the Adamson Lady Falcons on Sunday, April 7, 2 PM at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Green Booters log first draw match of the season after late UST goal

Photo by: Trinity Matias

To the start of the second round of the UAAP Season 81 Men’s Football Tournament, the De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Booters ended up in a 1-1 draw with the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers yesterday, March 24, at the FEU Fern Diliman.

The protagonists figured in a scoreless first half despite several attempts made.

Come to the second half of the match, more action came into place as the Green Booters improved their communication on the pitch. At the 74th minute, rookie Shanden Vergara powered through the defense of UST and struck a goal for the Taft-based squad.

However, with six minutes added to the full 90 minutes of the game, La Salle just could not hang on to claim the win. UST’s Miguel Mercader managed to score an equalizer just seconds before the final buzzer sounded.

The DLSU Green Booters (4-1-3) remained at second place with 13 points. They will face the UP Fighting Maroons on Sunday, March 31, 3:30 PM at the same venue.

Lady Tennisters extend winning streak, secure spot in the Finals

Photo by: Arantxa Del Mundo

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Tennisters grabbed the top spot in the Women’s Division of the UAAP Season 81 Lawn Tennis Tournament last weekend, March 23 and 24, at the CSA Bulacan Tennis Courts.

Lady Tennisters vs UP

The Lady Tennisters improved to 5-1 after defeating the UP Fighting Lady Maroons last Saturday, 4-1.

Angel Santiago hit the right notes to start the day after sweeping Nica Alanis, 6-0, 6-1. This gave the Green and White a hot start that they are looking for.

In the first doubles of the game, the pair of team captain Jed Aquino and Arianne Nillasca thrashed UP’s Delrose Duran and Theresa Tan. They took the win in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1.

Aubrey Calma emerged victorious over Willow Day, 6-0, 6-2, in the second singles match.

The duo Jenni Dizon and Kiezl Diaz squared up in a thrilling battle against Danielle Carranza and Dana Uy. Both sets went the distance, 7-6, but La Salle hung on to win the match.

UP did not leave without a win as Khim Iglupas swept La Salle’s Akiko De Guzman, 7-5, 6-2.

Lady Tennisters vs UST

The Lady Tennisters, last season’s bronze medalists, made official their entry to the grand stage following a 4-1 victory over the UST Golden Tigresses the following day.

La Salle claimed all the singles matches of the game as Calma, De Guzman, and Santiago each picked up wins over their opponents.

Calma notched a sweep over Loraine Barola in the first singles match, 6-2, 6-4. In the second singles, De Guzman also made quick work of Erica Manduriao, 6-4, 6-0. UST’s Merry Rose San Jose, however, pushed Santiago to the limit as they faced off in a three-setter. Santiago would not be denied though as she prevailed, 6-4, 0-6, 7-5.

The Lady Tennisters split their doubles assignments as Dizon and Diaz lost the first doubles match to Ingrid Gonzales and Shy May Gitalan. The España-based duo took it in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5.

Aquino and Nillasca, on the other hand, pummeled Mean San Jose and Angela Mosqueda, 6-4, 6-2.

The DLSU Lady Tennisters (6-1) will round up the eliminations on Sunday, March 31, 11 AM. They will face second-seeded NU Bulldogs (4-3) with a chance to sweep Round 2.

Lady Batters exit Season 81 at third place after bowing to UST

Photo by: Jempoy Pimentel

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Batters ended their spectacular run in the UAAP Season 81 Softball Tournament following a 2-9 mercy rule defeat against the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Golden Tigresses earlier today, March 25, at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.

The Tigresses forced a deciding match after cancelling out the Lady Batters’ twice-to-beat advantage in Game 1 of the semifinals.

Coming off a scoreless first inning. it was a wild sequence for both squads in the second canto. La Salle changed the tides when Gladelyn Alipato got a single as UST fumbled with the ball. Chinny Ejar then capitalized this with a double that brought Alipato home. La Salle’s killer instinct did not stop there. Following this action, a Kiana Juan high-flier sent Ejar to third base. Lalaine Cunanan then capped it off with a zinger that extended the Green and White’s lead to two, 2-0.

UST’s Palma and Guevarra each got quick singles as Tiozon immediately batted a double that pushed them to third and second bases, respectively. A sac bunt by Belaro caught the scrambling Lady Batters off-guard, resulting in a run by Guevarra. Soon after, the Taft-Based squad found themselves down by one after a double by a pinch hitter sent two Golden Tigresses home for a 3-2 lead.

Stellar defense from the Espana-based squad closed the doors for La Salle in the third inning with easy catches on Mercy Arroyo and Alipato’s respective hits, while Badeth Benson failed to beat the throw.

On the other hand, the Golden Tigresses stepped on the gas pedal and never looked back. Sales immediately sent Bellaro home following a Dela Cruz double boomer to the left. Palma then capitalized on La Salle’s errors to add more fuel to the fire. It was total collapse for the Lady Batters as another Tiozon triple and Barredo single off a low ball ballooned UST’s lead to five, 7-2.

The Batting woes continued for the Lady Batters as Ejar, Juan, and Cunanan’s hit were all too easy for the UST fielders, resulting in three immediate outs for La Salle.

The España-based squad continued their killer instinct highlighted by a homerun by Dela Cruz. Palma hit the nail in the coffin with a double that further pushed La Salle down, 2-9, to end the fourth inning.

The Lady Batters waved the white flag in the fifth inning after two easy catches on Miranda and Arroyo’s hits and Velasco failing to beat the throw.

Head coach Jasper Cabrera rued the Lady Batters’ batting and pitching problems. “Wala talaga. Naglack talaga kami sa batting, tsaka yung pitcher namin na-check na nila. Kuha na nila, pang-apat na game na namin ito. Sa pitcher talaga okay lang sila kung bumabawi kami.”

Nevertheless, the girls will be up on the podium for the first time in more than a decade. After placing sixth in Season 80, they end Season 81 at third place. They finished second in the eliminations a win-loss record of 8-4, and an overall 8-6 slate for the season.

Team captain Jamica Arribas lead this year’s batch of graduating Lady Batters. Along with her are Badeth Benson and Mercy Arroyo.

Lady Batters drop semis advantage as UST forces rubber match

Photo by: Jempoy Pimentel

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Batters yielded to the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Golden Tigresses, 6-12, in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 81 Softball Tournament Semifinals yesterday, March 23, at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.

After a good defensive play that resulted a scoreless first inning for both La Salle and UST, the latter gained their momentum in the top second inning. After UST’s Belaño returned to home, a swing at the center field by Dela Torre converted into a homerun, send her and Barredo at home. The Tigresses ended the top second inning with a strong hit to the left field by Guevarra, to return home together with Dela Cruz and Sales to stretch the lead, 0-6.

However, the Green-and-White returned the favor to their opponent. With Lady Batter Benson and Alipato at third and fourth base, respectively, a double by rookie Kiana Juan sent the formers at home to get on board ending the second inning, 2-6.

The Lady Batters showed strong defensive play in the top third frame. However, the Tigresses was able to add another run before closing the top third. Meanwhile, La Salle struggled on offense that resulted to a scoreless inning.

The Taft-based squad continued to be aggressive on defense, as the Lady Batters gave the Tigresses a scoreless fourth inning through easy catches. The Lady Batters proved that good defense leads to good offense. After Cunanan was awarded with a walk and Alipato advanced to second base, it was Rookie Kiana Juan’s homerun through a strong hit in the deep center field to cut the deficit down to two. La Salle trails, 5-7 at the end of fourth.

With early two outs, the Lady Batters struggled to close the top fifth inning. The Tigresses was able to convert a total of five runs before Veteran Benson catches Guevarra’s full swing to end UST’s hot offense. At the bottom fifth, with Alipato batting, Captain Arribas and Benson took advantage a catching error to move at third and second base, respectively. Lady Batter Alipato did not waste the opportunity to hit an RBI for Arribas to return at home. At the end of the fifth inning, La Salle still trails, 6-12.

Both the sixth and seventh frame resulted to a scoreless inning to end the match. The Lady Batters was forced by the Golden Tigresses in a do-or-die game after a 6-12 final score.

Team captain Jamica Arribas ended the game with high hopes as they head to a do-or-die match on Monday. “Nakita ko naman everyone in the team wanted to win.”

Talking about their second chance, “Mabuti lang that we have advantage na twice-to-beat. At sa chance na ito, we will do our best para makabawi at makuha din ang win.”

The Lady Batters will need a near-perfect performance in Game 2 of the semis. “The key is everyone’s best performance.” She added that their fighting spirit will boost the team’s morale.

The DLSU Lady Batters look to bounce back and seal the last Finals spot on Monday, March 25, 10 AM at the same venue.

Lady Batters return favor to UST with a sweep in battle for semis bonus

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Batters gave the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Golden Tigresses a dose of their own medicine with a mercy rule defeat, 7-0, in their second round meeting in the UAAP Season 81 Softball Tournament yesterday, March 18 at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.

It can be remembered that it was the Golden Tigresses who stained the Lady Batters’ erstwhile immaculate win-loss record of 3-0 via mercy rule, 7-0, back in the first round of the tournament.

Both squads entered the game with an identical 7-4 win-loss record. But with the last twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals at stake, the Lady Batters showed the Golden Tigresses they were the hungrier team in the game.

Rookie pitcher Kiana Juan immediately struck out two offenders as UST had no chance to score. On the offensive end, the Lady Batters took every chance they got. Nica Velasco got a walk first. Later on, Mercy Arroyo followed triple with RBI, bringing the former home.

At the bottom of the third frame, Velasco reached the second base. Team captain Jamica Arribas then made sure that her team would secure their lead by making a home run, sending her and Velasco home. La Salle was ahead, 3-0, after the third inning.

Chinny Ejar started off the fourth period with a single followed by Miranda’s triple with RBI that brought Ejar home. Velasco then kept the streak going with a double and an RBI to add Miranda to the Lady Batters’ offensive party.

The España-based squad remained scoreless after five innings. On the other hand, the Taft-based squad have already put five markers on the board.

With the Tigresses still unable to put themselves up, a huge window opened for La Salle to prematurely end the match. And they did so as the Lady Batters finished it with a bang. Miranda’s single opened the bottom of the sixth. Afterwards, Velasco scored a double with RBI that delivered Miranda home. Badeth Benson also got a walk. Arribas finally capped it with a single and RBI for an easy jog all the way home for Velasco.

Head coach Jasper Cabrera ended the game with smiles as he witnessed her wards creating history for La Salle. “First time mag-Top Two in years. Palaging nagkaroon ng tie break sa Top Four pero natatalo,” the soft-spoken coach said.

Cabrera also praised her rookie pitcher. “Naimpress ako kay (Kiana) Juan. Sinasabi ko sa kanya, ‘limang taon ka dito sa La Salle, aalagaan ka dito. Mas mataas na ang level ninyo ngayon dahil maganda ang pinakita ninyo.'”

With the victory, they setup a semifinals series against the same opponent. But, they will hold an important twice-to-beat advantage over the third-placed UST.

“Pinaalala ko sa kanila na maglaro nang natural kagaya ngayon. Walang nerbyos para magawa ang lahat ng gusto,” the coach spoke briefly on how they are planning to head to the playoffs.

The DLSU Lady Batters (8-4) will face UST in the first game of the semifinals on Saturday, March 23, 11 AM at the same venue.

Green Batters claim sweet revenge on UST

Photo by: Jennifer Serrano

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Batters hosted a blowout on the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers after the former defeated the latter by a huge margin, 21-5, last Wednesday, March 13, at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.

Following their first round loss to the Growling Tigers, the Green Batters were determined not to let another defeat happen. La Salle suffered a 3-10 beating from UST last February 27.

The Green Batters began a streak in the second inning that sparked their motivation to win. UAAP Most Valuable Player Kiko Gesmundo and Evangelista each hit a single and a double, respectively. Tuwi Park brought Gesmundo home with his single RBI. Rookie of the Year Angelo Tantuico entered the inning scoring a single that became a double due to errors of the fielders, which resulted to an RBI bringing Evangelista home. Salud followed up with a double RBI which sent Park home. La Salle led UST, 4-2.

UST committed pitching errors in the third frame, giving a walk to Evangelista, Park, and Tantuico. With all the bases loaded, Salud capitalized with two RBIs that brought Evangelista and Park home. Boo Barandiaran then scored a single with another pair of RBIs to bring home Tantuico and Salud. At the bottom of the inning, the defense of the Green Batters made it impossible for the Growling Tigers to score a point as all their hits got caught. La Salle multiplied their lead against UST, 8-2.

Gesmundo and Park started the fourth inning with quick singles. Rosas transported Gesmundo home with a single and RBI. With errors committed on the field once more, Park was able to steal one from the España-based squad. Herrera made sure that UST will have a nil score by the end of the inning.

The Green Batters’ streak did not end there as Salud and Barandiaran scored singles each to begin the fifth inning. The former got to the third base, and with the help of an Iggy Escaño double, he was able to come home. Gesmundo followed with another double with two RBIs, bringing Barandianan and their team captain Escaño home. Park’s hit sent Gesmundo home. After five innings, La Salle’s advantage started to really swell as they were up by a dozen, 14-2, against UST.

Coming off a scoreless sixth inning for both squads, the Green Batters reached peak in the seventh inning. With Gesmundo and Pascual filling two bases, Park helped the latter add to the scoreboard with a single RBI. A Casas double followed a J. Bilbao walk allowed Park to complete another revolution.

A. Bilbao was able to achieve a triple with RBI bringing home J. Bilbao and Casas. Pineda scored a double RBI, landing A. Bilbao back home and pushing the Green Batters up to the 20-point mark. It did not stop there, however, as Acuña had a single RBI that drove Pineda home. The Growling Tigers were able to add a couple more points, but did not prove enough as mercy rule ended the game through seven innings.

The DLSU Green Batters improved to a 6-2 win-loss record to remain in the hunt of a ticket to the Finals. They will be facing the Ateneo Blue Eagles on Sunday, March 17, 1 PM at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.

Lady Booters and UST tied in battle between Season 80 finalists

Photo by: Eunice Ermino

The battle between last season’s finalists turned out even as the De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Booters and the University of Sto. Tomas (UST) Golden Tigresses ended in a 2-2 draw last Saturday, March 9, at Circulo Verde.

Last season’s runner-up UST dominated the first half with most chances coming from them, one in which Mae Cadag attempted to capitalize a series of error by La Salle. However, reigning Best Goalkeeper Tashka Lacson proved she is still in best shape, executing a wonderful save to keep the match even at the end of the first half.

Following a grueling first half, the tides changed at the 51st minute as the Lady Booters drew first blood after a close range finish by team captain Kyra Dimaandal off an Irish Navaja cross.

The goal did not stop the Lady Tigresses from pushing forward. Nine minutes after, Mary Joy Indac moved past the defenders to shift the momentum onto their sides, tying the game at one goal apiece. Then, at the 71st minute, UST’s captain Hazel Lustan took advantage of La Salle’s miscommunication and gave them their second goal in 10 minutes, overtaking the defending champions, 2-1.

The Taft-based squad did not rattle and composed themselves after the turn of events. The rookie connection between Shai De Ocampo and Maye Mendaño worked wonders as the former netted in a wonderful header from the latter’s corner kick at the 73rd minute, keeping the Green and White back into the game at 2-all.

Both teams hustled for their third goals, but several 1v1 spectacular Lacson saves and continuous crossbar hits by the defending champions denied any squad from attaining them.

With this draw, the Lady Booters secured second place with four points after two played games.

Catch the DLSU Lady Booters (1-1-0) as they attempt to improve their record when they face the UP Fighting Lady Maroons (1-0-1) on Saturday, March 16, 1 PM at the same venue.