Archers on target, tame Lady Bulldogs
Kristina Villanueva (The Philippine Star) - February 28, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Pacesetting La Salle faced some anxious moments but still staved off a gritty National University side, 25-10, 20-25, 27-25, 25-22, to roll to its third straight victory in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournment yesterday.

The Lady Spikers ran away with the first set win but it was nowhere near that easy for the green-clad volleybelles from there as they struggled from the service box, even as newbies Princess Robles and Ivy Lacsina and veteran Audrey Paran rallied the Lady Bulldogs.

May Luna put in a team-best 14 points for DLSU as she helped put away the rookie-laden NU at the homestretch of the third and fourth sets while Lourdes Clemente delivered in key stretches in the last two frames for five points.

“We have a lot of unforced errors coming from service,” said Lady Spikers coach Ramil de Jesus.

“I told my players that if you err in service, that’s your fault, not your opponent’s because it is you alone who will execute everything there, ” De Jesus added.

The Lady Spikers gave away 11 points to service errors in the last three sets, four in the second set which they surrendered.

Aduke Ogunsanya scored 13, Desiree Cheng put in 12 points, including the game-clinching hit, as well as 11 excellent receptions while Jolina dela Cruz had 12 points and 16 digs for DLSU.

Robles chalked up a game-high 18 points and the same number of excellent receptions, Lacsina posted 16 points and 18 digs while Paran chipped in 11 points for NU which slid to 1-2 at joint fifth with Far Eastern U after a second game win over University of the East.

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