DLSU Lady Spikers trounce Ateneo Lady Eagles to sweep the second round

The De La Salle University Lady Spikers easily dispatched the Ateneo Lady Eagles in straight sets, 26-24, 25-17, 25-19, to remain unscathed in the second round and hold the needed momentum coming to the semifinals.

Michelle Cobb orchestrated the plays for the Taft-based squad and finished with 24 excellent sets and seven points to dismantle Ateneo’s chances of carrying a twice-to-beat advantage in front of a mammoth crowd of 23,423.

Kim Kianna Dy and Desiree Cheng chipped in 12 and 11 points respectively for the Lady Spikers as they finished the eliminations with 12-2 slate, enough for the first seed.

Just like before, the Twitter-verse went wild and sent their reactions as regards the highly-anticipated match-up. Famous showbiz personalities were at the MOA Arena as well.






In the first set, Dy, Cheng, and Tin Tiamzon paced the Lady Spikers by connecting in their attacks and service aces as well. Β Majoy Baron was a major factor on defense especially in blocking the attacks of Jhoanna Maraguinot and Kat Tolentino, who’s the lone bright spot for the Lady Eagles.






Dy and Tiamzon continued their assault in the second set, making Ateneo baffled on the reception area. Meanwhile, Aduke Ogunsanya helped Baron in the middle by delivering from combination plays and playing solid defense in the net.






Finally, the Lady Eagles tried to redeem themselves in the third set by setting the tone early, but just like they always did numerous times, the Lady Spikers made a furious run led by Dy, Tiamzon and second stringer Julia Ipac.

Cheng finished off the set with her down the line hit to complete the second round sweep of DLSU.