Galang, Demecillo lead Lady Spikers to sweep of Tigresses
MANILA, Philippines — Ara Galang had 21 points while Cyd Demecillo added 15 as the De La Salle Lady Spikers overcame a hard-fighting UST Tigresses in straight sets, 25-23, 27-25, 25-17, in the women's volleyball tournament of UAAP Season 77 on Sunday, November 30 at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
Galang, a fourth year outside hitter, totaled 16 kills, two blocks, and 3 aces. While fellow fourth year skipper Demecillo converted on 14 attacks along with 9 digs.
The 3-time champions and last year's runners-up had to weather a gallant stand from UST, who kept in step with La Salle all throughout but found difficulty closing out sets.
The Tigresses, led by rookie outside hitter EJ Laure's 12 markers, built an 18-12 lead in the second set before experience played its part and the Lady Spikers rallied and grabbed the lead, 23-22, before winning the deuce.
UST lost steam towards the end of the third set even as they scored 28 points off La Salle's errors.
Setter Kim Fajardo bested her counterpart Alex Cabanos with 23 excellent sets compared to the latter's 12.
La Salle remains undefeated at 3-0 tied with defending champions Ateneo while UST fell to 1-1.
La Salle: Galang 21, Demecillo 15, Reyes 6, Baron 5, Fajardo 3, Soyud 2, Cheng 1.
UST: Laure 12, Lastimosa 7, De Leon 6, Tunay 4, Meneses 4, Cabanos 2, Rondina 1, Pacres 1.
Set scores: 25-23, 27-25, 25-17.
Lady Falcons put away Lady Warriors for first win
MANILA, Philippines — The Adamson Lady Falcons made quick work of the winless UE Lady Red Warriors, 25-9, 25-15, 25-17, to break into the win column of the UAAP Season 77 women's volleyball tournament on Sunday, November 30 at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
Mylene Paat topscored with 13 points on 8 attacks and 4 blocks while Jessica Galanza dropped 11 off 6 kills, two blocks, and 3 service aces for Adamson, who now sports a 1-2 win-loss slate.
Adamson cashed in on UE's errors with 28 points.
The Lady Red Warriors had no player in double figures with Shaya Adorador leading their offense with just 7 points. Judith Abil and Roselle Baliton followed with 4 points apiece as UE, who was 0-14 in the last two seasons, dropped their second straight game.
Adamson: Paat 13, Galanza 11, Guevara 8, Villanueva 5, Alkuino 5, Dacoron 2.
UE: Adorador 7, Abil 4, Baliton 4, Manansala 3, Alcayde 3, Ramos 2, Ponon 1, Dawis 1, Bendong 1.
Set scores: 25-9, 25-15, 25-17.