Lady Tams blast stags, Wrest PVL solo lead

Kristina Villanueva - The Philippine Star
Lady Tams blast stags,  Wrest PVL solo lead
Lady Tam Celiene Eliza Domingo and Lady Stag Joyce Sta Rita engage in an aerial battle at the net in their PVL Collegiate game yesterday at the Filoil Flying V Center.
Ernie Peñaredondo

MANILA, Philippines — Far Eastern U finally delivered the win the way it wanted, crushing San Sebastian, 25-15, 25-22, 25-18, yesterday to seize control of the field with a third straight victory in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan last night.

Unlike in their five-set escape over the St. Benilde Blazers and a four-set triumph over the San Beda Red Spikers, the Lady Tams disposed of the Lady Stags in three, underlining the team’s progress in terms of cohesion and developing that killer instinct lacking in their first two outings.

Heather Guino-o rebounded from a so-so game against San Beda by ramming in nine points while Celine Domingo and Jeannette Villareal backed her up with eight markers apiece.

Coach George Pascua also gave reserves Carly Hernandez, Czarina Carandang, Clavel Dejito and France Ronquillo a feel of tournament play as part of confidence-building as they saw action and added one point each in the third frame.

“I would say we played in the 50 percent level in our first game and 60 percent in the next. Today, I think it’s 70 percent,” said Pascua, referring to his wards’ level of play.

“I trust the process. Hopefully, slowly, by the end of the tournament, ma-achieve na namin yung chemistry,” he added.

The Lady Tams still committed 20 errors but the Lady Stags proved worse, making 32 miscues. They also produced six blocks against their rivals’ three and had an 8-4 advantage in aces and 14-3 in excellent sets.

Sofia Sarmiento had seven points for SSC, which fell to 0-2.

Earlier, University of the Philippines overpowered Perpetual Help, 25-10, 25-12, 25-23 to kick off its campaign on a bright note.

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