The Lady Spikers swept FEU today 25-23, 25-18, and 25-17.
Net play was excellent, resulting in multiple blocks of the FEU spikers. The strong net defense forced the FEU players to noticeably alter their shots, hitting upward or out of bounds in order to avoid the anticipated blocks. Garbin replaced Martinez as setter midway in the third set, and ably orchestrated the Lady Spikers’ offensive thrusts. Stephanie Mercado’s shotmaking was excellent as usual, mixing up her power shots with accurate placements to find the holes in the FEU backline. The Lady Spikers were also a bit stingier with their service miscues than in previous games. Vivas was so intimidated by the net play that she was generally tentative in the final 2 sets and committed several uncharacteristic unforced errors.
With this victory, the Lady Spikers sweep the first round, 7-0.