The DLSU Lady Spikers bounced back from their recent loss against the NU Lady Bulldogs after trouncing the Adamson Lady Falcons in straight sets, 25-13, 25-13, 25-16, earlier today at the FilOil Arena.
MaJoy Baron was declared Player of the Game after finishing with nine points off five attacks, three service aces, and one block. Ara Galang and team captain Kim Fajardo scored 10 and nine points, respectively, while Carol Cerveza, Mika Reyes, and rookie May Luna added eight points each. Meanwhile, it was May Roque who led the Lady Falcons, scoring nine points on eight attacks and one block.
With the victory, La Salle now holds a 3-1 win-loss record in the tournament.
Both teams traded points in the first set hoping they would be able to seize control early in the game. Midway through the set, DLSU’s offense was in rhythm, scoring eight consecutive points from Baron’s service aces and Cerveza’s attacks, thus giving La Salle a 10-point lead, 21-11. Lady Falcon Jessica Galanza responded with back-to-back open spikes that stopped the gap from widening. However, DLSU, not wanting to prolong the set, finished the set, 25-13, after scoring four consecutive points in response to Galanza’s solo run.
At the beginning of the second set, the Lady Spikers grabbed the lead, 4-1, but Adamson made a 5-1 run that tied the score at six. La Salle took control of the set once again with a 4-2 run, and kept Adamson from taking the lead from them until the end of the set. A 7-1 run by La Salle ended the second set also at 25-13.
The third set saw DLSU gaining an early three-point lead, 5-2. The Lady Falcons performed combination plays in hopes of closing the gap between the two teams. However, La Salle responded to every run they went on. The two teams traded points throughout the set with the Lady Spikers not giving Adamson a chance to cut the lead. Eventually, the Lady Spikers won the third and final set, 25-16.
La Salle was ahead of Adamson in attacks, blocks, and service aces, performing 36 excellent attacks, 10 blocks, and 14 aces against AdU’s 18 attacks, two blocks, and two aces.
The Lady Falcons, however, held an advantage in terms of unforced errors, incurring only 15 as opposed to La Salle’s 20. The Lady Spikers will face the UE Lady Warriors next Sunday, February 21, at 2 pm in the Mall of Asia Arena.