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Green and Lady Spikers yearn for resurgence

Lady Spikers hoping for a strong start

The UST Lady Tigresses’ December 2 upset against back-to-back defending champion, the DLSU Lady Spikers caught everybody by surprise.

The Taft-based ladies constantly had to catch up throughout their maiden match. The team was down, 0-2, in the first two sets before knotting the game at two sets apiece. The Lady Tigresses’ run, however, in the last canto, dealt the Lady Spikers its third setback in the past two seasons. The loss is the team’s first this season.

The absence of “Ms. Everything” Cha Cruz, who was in attendance in the team’s prior game, reflected on the team’s performance, as the Lady Spikers could not find an answer during crunch time.

Cha Cruz has been one, if not the best, of the Lady Spikers’ most clutch players during her five-year stint in Head Coach Ramil de Jesus’ squad.

After the older Cruz’ departure, Coach de Jesus is still in the process of discovering a one-two punch in the offense. Reigning MVP Abi Marano will seek help from Wensh Tiu and last year’s Rookie of the Year Ara Galang in scoring much-needed points against the taller Adamson Squad, which currently sports a 1-0 record.

DLSU’s frontline of Mika Reyes and Michelle Gumabao will try to stop AdU’s star player Pau Soriano, who had a total of 17 points and four blocks. The Lady Spikers will also have to worry about Shiela Pineda and Adamson rookie Mandy Villanueva.

Expect the team, however, to make a comeback as it has in the past years.

Tomorrow’s DLSU vs AdU matchup will start at 3:30 pm at the San Juan Arena.

Green Spikers still optimistic

Despite the team’s, 1-3, loss against powerhouse UST last December 2, the Green Spikers will try to snare its first win of the season against UE, tomorrow at the San Juan Arena.

The Taft-based players are looking to limit their errors and improve their defense.

 

 

By Jerome Alvarez

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