NU Lady Bulldogs (3) - (0) FEU Lady Tamaraws
25-19, 25-12, 25-18
Best: Cai Nepomuceno. With NU's life (and her collegiate career) on the line, Nepomuceno came out with her biggest game of the season, netting 18 points in her return to her natural position. The fifth-year veteran rifled in 16 kills and had two blocks as the Lady Bulldogs gained a new lease of life.
Worst: FEU's energy. We understand the fact that the Lady Tamaraws have been eliminated, but it doesn't excuse them from playing lethargically in their last outing this season. Rose Vargas was at the forefront of that, making just five of 28 attempts against NU's brittle defense in the loss.
Hoping for the best: The victory allowed the Lady Bulldogs to force a playoff for the last Final Four spot IF University of Santo Tomas loses tomorrow. So NU and its fans will sure be crossing their fingers and hoping for the best when the Tigresses go up against Ateneo de Manila University.
DLSU Lady Spikers (3) - (0) UE Lady Warriors
25-11, 25-13, 25-15
Best: The Lady Spikers. The two-time defending champs showcased their vaunted offense anew, hitting 47 attacks and serving up 12 aces in embarrassing UE and streaking to their 13th straight win. Ara Galang was particularly brilliant and made an eye-popping 14 of their 25 attempts to finish with 16 markers.
Worst: The Lady Warriors. UE has the shameful recognition of being the second team to go 0-14 in the last two years. This crew just wasn't talented enough, and against powerhouse La Salle, it was very obvious.
Lucky 13: The Taft-based squad duplicated the feat they achieved last season, stringing together 13 straight wins in impressive fashion. With momentum definitely on La Salle's side, expect them to march all the way to the crown, unless, knock on wood, a major injury happens.