Lady Spikers trumps FEU in UAAP beach volley opener

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Lady Spikers trumps FEU in UAAP beach volley opener ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – The De La Salle University Lady Spikers rallied from a set down to beat the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws, 19-21, 21-15, 15-12, at the start of the UAAP 79 beach volleyball tournament on Saturday at the SM Sands By the Bay in Pasay City. The defending champion Lady Spikers, led by Christine Tiamzon and Desiree Cheng, was on top early in the first set, 11-6, but the Lady Tamaraws tandem of Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza rallied back to snatch the set.The Lady Spikers jumped to a 4-0 lead in the next frame, but the Lady Tamaraws rallied anew to tie the count at 9-all. Tiamzon and Cheng, however, went on a scoring spree as the Lady Spikers forced a deciding third set.Both squads had a tight exchange early in the third set with the score tied at 6-all. The see-saw battle continued until the Lady Spikers pulled away late in the match on consecutive hits by Tiamzon.Meanwhile, Season 77 titlist University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses, with Cherry Rondina and JemGuttierez, also had a strong start as it defeated the Ateneo Lady Eagles’ Michelle Morente and Kim Gequillana, 21-10, 21-15.The Golden Tigresses were in full control early in the set as it surged to a 9-5 lead. It later grew to 18-10 on powerful hits by Rondina. Errors from the Lady Eagles handed the opening set to the Golden Tigresses.Unlike in the opening set, the second frame saw a knotted affair with the Golden Tigresses slightly ahead at 11-9. But Rondina went on a scoring spree to complete a straight set win.In the third game, the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons’ Diana Carlos and Arielle Estranero swept the Adamson Lady Falcons’ Bernadette Flora and JemaGallanza, 21-18, 21-16.National University Lady Bulldogs’ Jasmine Nabor and Roma Doromal, meanwhile, scored a come-from-behind 17-21, 21-9, 15-9 win over the University of the East Lady Warriors’ Judith Abil and Angelica Dacaymat./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more