With all due respect to the DLSU Lady Spikers’ opponents this week, Adamson and UE, anything less than convincing and dominating straight set wins will be something of a letdown.
The defending UAAP women’s volleyball champions DLSU Lady Spikers ended their version hell week with a relatively respectable 1-1 record; facing two erstwhile unbeaten teams in the UP Lady Maroons (4-0) and NU Lady Bulldogs (3-1).
The De La Salle Lady Spikers suffered a stinging straight-set defeat against the surging UP Lady Maroons yesterday for their first loss of the season.
In a league that is slowly getting more competitive and the parity becoming closer and closer by the season, it is refreshing to see that the De La Salle Lady Spikers are showing no signs of championship hangover and are still one of the league leaders two games into the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.
Season 78 Summary: 11-3; finished second in the elimination round; defeated the FEU Lady Tamaraws in the Final Four; defeated the Ateneo Lady Eagles in the Finals in three games to win the school’s 9th women’s volleyball title; Additions: Michelle Cobb, Aduke Ogunsanya, Arriane Layug, Gyra Barroga, Justine Tiu, Desiree Cheng (returns from injury) Departures: Ara Galang, Mika Reyes, Cyd Demecillo, Mika Esperanza, Carol Cerveza, Christine Soyud (Moved to Adamson) Holdovers: Mary Joy Baron, Kim Dy, Kim Fajardo, Dawn Macandili, Norielle Ipac, May Luna, Carmel June Saga, Ernestine Tiamzon Background A about a decade ago, it was Maureen Penetrante, Desiree Hernandez, Sharmaine Penano, and Relea Saet who bannered the DLSU Lady Spikers and towed them to multiple championships.