After a dream 3-0 record to kickoff their Season 80 campaign, the past hell week has been a nightmare for the two-time defending UAAP champion DLSU Lady Spikers.
Coming off a disappointing 5-set loss to NU last Sunday, it did not take long for the Lady Spikers to get back on track.
Playing in their third five-setter in four games, the two-time defending UAAP volleyball champions DLSU Lady Spikers displayed a gallant stand only to come up short, 24-26, 25-19, 25-22, 17-25, 14-16, against an equally talented, well-coached, and motivated NU Lady Bulldogs and notched their first loss in Season 80.
The Lady Spikers may have not been aware that history is not on their side heading into yesterday’s game against FEU.
Blocking and excellent floor defense has been the signature of La Salle teams in the two-decade long Ramil de Jesus era.
If there were still any doubts if Michelle Cobb can effectively take over the starting settter role, there shouldn’t be any now.
It is not easy to replace someone like Kim Fajardo but sophomore Michelle Cobb is up for the challenge as she assumes the starting spot vacated by the three-time UAAP Best Setter starting this season.
Team captain Majoy Baron said it best during the pre-game interview: these back-to-back champion DLSU Lady Spikers, despite only losing one player to graduation, are still a work in progress.
The Lady Spikers escape with a 5-set win over a gutsy UST Tigresses squad 25-20, 17-25, 25-22, 15-25, 15-8 to open their bid for a three-peat in the UAAP.