La Salle kicks-off volleyball campaign with win over Adamson
MANILA, Philippines – The DLSU Lady Spikers' quest for retribution started with a victory over the Adamson Lady Falcons, 25-23, 24-26, 25-14, 25-17, on Sunday, November 23 at the
DLSU didn't get off to an electric start as Adamson took an early 9-5 lead in the first set before increasing that edge to 21-16 moments later.
But thanks to a couple of service aces by Kim Fajardo and timely scores by Ara Galang, the Lady Spikers uncorked a 6-0 run that put them ahead by one. The girls in green and white then took control of the set from there on out, eventually winning 25-23.
La Salle trailed again to start the second set before following the same script to take a 23-21 lead. However, Adamson didn't let the Lady Spikers run away with a two sets to none lead, leaning on the strong play of Amanda Villanueva and Jessica Galanza for timely conversions and a 26-24 win.
In the third set, La Salle never relinquished momentum, running away with a 25-14 victory. In the fourth and final set, Fajardo and company took advantage of lackluster Adamson defense to establish a 9-3 run that carried them to the win.
Galang finished with 27 points while Fajardo had 5. Mike Reyes finished with 9 markers. DLSU played without the now-graduated Aby Marano and Cyd Demecillo.
Villanueva registered 16 for the Lady Falcons while Mylene Paat had 15.
DLSU (99): Galang 27, Cruz 10, Reyes 9, Cheng 6, Dy 5, Soyud 5, Fajardo 5, Cerveza 3, Baron 1
ADU (80): Villanueva 16, Paat 15, Galanza 13, Guevara 5, Alkuino 5, Emnas 3
Set scoring: 25-23, 24-26, 25-14, 25-17