PVL: UP Lady Maroons make quick work of CSB
MANILA, Philippines - The University of the Philippines Lady Maroons made quick work of the College of St. Benilde Lady Blazers, 25-19, 25-13, 25-19, to notch their second win in the PVL Collegiate Conference at the Arena in San Juan Monday, September 18.
UP zoomed into a 19-11 lead in the third set before Benilde mounted a comeback and closed in by just 2 points, 19-21. However, the Lady Maroons maintained their composure and scored a 4-0 run to complete the sweep.
“Maganda yung game ng team ngayon, everyone played good. Gumana mga plays namin. Mindset talaga, sinabi naming na wag kami magpakumpiyansa and focus lang,” said UP captain Tots Carlos. (The team played well, everyone played good. Our plays worked but it is more of our mindset. We told ourselves not to get overconfident and to just focus.)
The Lady Maroons dominated the Lady Blazers in almost every aspect of the game as they registered 38 attack points, 8 blocks and 7 service aces compared to CSB’s 15 attacks, two blocks and 6 service aces.
Carlos finished with a game-high 14 points as UP improved to 2-1, tied with Group B teams Arellano and San Beda.
Marian Buitre chipped in 10 markers for UP while Justine Dorog and Isa Molde added 8 apiece.
Marites Pablo, Diane Ventura and Ranya Musa all had 4 points each for CSB which remained winless in 3 games. – Rappler.com