It was no mercy on Valentine’s day as the Lady Falcons and Lady Spikers broke their opponents’ hearts and added another victory under their belts.
The De La Salle University Lady Spikers kept its pristine record at the expense of gritty Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws in five-sets,25-22, 25-17, 24-26, 23-25, 15-7 at the San Juan Arena.
Despite squandering an early two-set lead, the Lady Spikers recovered just in time to get that win with senior Kim Dy, skipper Majoy Baron, Duke Ogunsanya and Desiree Cheng taking the scoring lead. They combined 55 points for the Taft-based squad.
Bernadeth Pons, meanwhile, continued her scoring prowess with 21 points but this number was not enough to carry her team to victory. Celine Domingo, Toni Basas, and Jeanette Villareal scored in double-digits with 12, 11, and 10 respectively in a losing fashion.
With the win, DLSU shares top spot with National University both holding a 3-0 card while FEU dropped to 1-2 slate tying the University of Sto. Tomas, University of the Philippines, and Ateneo de Manila University.
In the earlier match, the Adamson Lady Falcons made easy work of the UP Lady Maroons in straight sets, 25-9, 27-25, 25-20.
San Marcelino-based squad Adamson feasted on UP’s poor reception early in the set as they scored eight service winners in that set alone off their 17 total in the entire match.
Four Lady Falcons scored in double-digits as returning player Mylene Paat taking the charge with 15 markers, off eight service aces. Jema Galanza, Majoy Dacoron, and Chiara Permentilla added 14, 11, and 10 markers, respectively.
The lone bright spot for the Diliman-based crew was Tots Carlos who scored 12 points while Isa Molde and Jessma Ramos combined for 12 points.
The victory gives the Lady Falcons a 2-1 win-loss card at solo third spot while the Lady Maroons dropped its second straight game and are now at 1-2 win-loss card.