Mika Aereen Reyes
THe Lady Spikers made sure to seal the deal last week on Game 2 of their Finals series against their bitter rivals, the Ateneo Lady Eagles. Unlike their first meeting in the Finals, the Taft-based Spikers made sure to end Game 2 in just 3 sets, 25-23, 25-20,25-16, in front of around 19,000 fans.
Ateneo was led by the league’s best scorer, Alyssa Valdez, but unfortunately, she got very little help from her team as no other Eagle scored in double figures.
La Salle on the other hand was led by sophomore Mika Reyes with 16 points. Co-MVP awardees Abi Marano and Ara Galang chipped in 12 points each. Michele Gumabao tallied just 6 points, but was eventually awarded the Finals MVP becuase of her good overall performance in the series.
In another display of volleyball dominance, DLSU Lady Spikers took out the Lady Bulldogs yesterday and secured another trip to the Finals. The Lady Spikers made short work of the Lady Bulldogs as they defeated them in straight sets, 25-18 25-23 25-18. Ara Galang led the Lady Spikers with 15 points while Mika Reyes had 14 points, good enough to be the Player of the Game. Abi Marano and Michele Gumabao had 11 and 10 points resectively.
On the other side, Dindin Santiago led the lady Bulldogs with 19 points, but she got very little help as none of her teammates scored in double figures. Carmina Aganon had only 8 points while Aiko Urdas chipped in 7 points.
The Ateneo Lady Eagles wasted no time in taking out Adamson Lady Falcons in straight sets, 25-23 25-23 26-24, so set the stage for a Finals rematch up against DLSU.
The Finals will surely be an exciting match up and I’m not sure where it’s going to be held, but if it’s gonna be in Mall of Asia Arena, I’ll will try my very best to get tickets to watch the game live.
ANIMO La Salle!
keep it green
Michele Theresa Gumabao