Despite the loss of several key players, the Lady Spikers have so far shown that they still have what it takes to make a serious run for back-to-back titles. After that shocking loss to UP, the defending champs have racked up three consecutive straight-set wins.
Ateneo meanwhile remains to be a formidable force and are coming off a confidence boosting 3-0 win over erstwhile undefeated UP last weekend.
These two teams, both carrying a 5-1 slate in the team standings, will collide tomorrow to close out their first round campaign.
Here’s the comparative stats of the two teams:
Spiking: ADMU #1 / DLSU # 2
Blocking: DLSU #1/ ADMU #4
Serving: ADMU #2/ DLSU #3
Setting: DLSU #1/ ADMU #2
Digging: DLSU #3/ ADMU #8
Receiving: DLSU #1/ADMU #5
Looking at the rankings, the Lady Spikers edge will be on the defensive end. This is key especially with Ateneo have a lot of power hitters. The team needs to capitalize on the Lady Eagles’ weakness in reception which would lead to poor set plays.
The way things are stacked up in the standings right now, winning this game is crucial. It’s basically a tight 6-team bunch wherein even a single loss would be huge.
After an early setback, Lady Spikers have managed to regain their swagger as they go up against an equally streaking Lady Eagles team.
We are confident that the girls are ready for the challenge.