Earlier today, the DLSU Green Spikers were unable to defeat the FEU Tamaraws in a four-set loss, 25-23, 16-25, 26-28, 20-25, despite their best efforts. With the loss, DLSU ends its season with five wins and nine losses.
Had DLSU won today’s game, it would have given it a win-loss record of 6-8 wherein the Green Spikers would have tied with UST and AdU for fourth place, forcing additional games to determine the last Final Four seed.
Arjay Onia led La Salle in the losing effort, tallying 16 points, 14 of which came from attacks. It should be noted, however, that the team committed a tremendous amount of errors, 35, which greatly dampened its chances of overcoming FEU.
For the Tamaraws, John Bugaoan was their best scorer notching 15 points and had the support from his teammates as three of them scored in double digits. These were Richard Solis, Jude Garcia, Redjohn Paler who chipped in 13, 12, and 11 points, respectively.
When it came down to the comparison of point distribution between both teams, the FEU Tamaraws edged out La Salle in both spike and block points. The Tamaraws had a total of 51 attack points and 14 block points while the Green-and-White only recorded 48 and six in their spike and block points, respectively.
Both squads were evenly matched in the digs and setting column but FEU had a slim advantage in digs with 56 in comparison to the 51 of the Green Spikers. Meanwhile, DLSU had the slight upper hand in distributing the ball, with 36 excellent sets in contrast to the Tamaraws’ 33.
On a positive note, the Taft-based squad was also efficient in its floor defense as it was able to successfully receive 46 of the Morayta-based squad’s attack attempts. Meanwhile, the Tamaraws successfully received only 27 attack attempts.
DLSU (1) – Onia 16, Reyes 12, Woo 11, Dumago 8, Marco 8, Delos Reyes 5, Maravilla 2, Dimayuga 1, Macaspac 1
FEU (3) – Bugaoan 15, Solis 13, Garcia 12, Paler 11, Quiel 8, Suarez 3, Dablo 2, Bautista 1, Marmeto 1