Takeaways: DLSU clinches twice-to-beat advantage, eliminates Adamson

The De La Salle University Lady Spikers avenged its first round loss against the Lady Falcons, 25-21, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18, to clinch the first twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals.

They disposed Adamson out of Final four contention Wednesday afternoon at San Juan Arena.

Here are the takeaways from the crucial match:


IT’S RAINING ACES. The Lady Spikers utilized their lethal serving game anew to rain 18 service aces in four sets, compared to Adamson’s five.

KIM-PRESSIVE PERFORMANCE. Kim Dy bounced back from its subpar performance in their first meeting and starred for DLSU’s victory with 17 points from 13 kills, a block, and three aces.

BACK ON TOP. DLSU is back on the number one spot after Ateneo lorded over the team standings for the past three seasons. They will face NU in the semifinals with a twice to beat edge.


NOT ON THEIR ELEMENT. Adamson was not on their usual form as they struggled with their first balls, which translated to 6 lesser attacks versus La Salle, 39-45.

LOST FALCON. Eli Soyud and Gema Galanza finished in double digit while fifth year player Mylene Paat did not make her presence felt as she registered a disappointing 2-point production.

BYE FINAL FOUR. With the loss, Adamson dropped to a 5-9 win loss record and is now officially out of the Final Four race, extending their semifinal drought to four years.