LADY REAL­TORS NOTCH 1ST WIN

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - SPORTS -

Sta. Lu­cia Re­alty fi­nally barged into the win col­umn, mak­ing short work of Vic­to­ria Sport­sUniver­sity of Santo To­mas, 2519, 25-21, 25-19, Tues­day in the Chooks to-Go-Philip­pine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at Filoil Fly­ing V Cen­tre in San Juan.

The Lady Real­tors banked on the trio of Ukra­nian re­in­force­ment Dana Anisova, Cana­dian Marisa Field and lo­cal star Pam Las­ti­mosa in clinch­ing their first vic­tory in this pres­ti­gious club league.

Anisova fired 11 kills for 13 points while Field and Las­ti­mosa chipped in 11 mark­ers apiece for the Lady Real­tors, who dom­i­nated the block­ing depart­ment, 8-2.

De­spite the win, Sta. Lu­cia Re­alty head coach Jerry Yee said the Lady Real­tors still have to work on min­i­miz­ing their er­rors and so­lid­i­fy­ing their de­fense to sur­vive.

“Madami pa rin kam­ing er­rors and lapses then, hindi pa rin nagko- con­nect ang set­ter at mid­dle hit­ters natin. Buti nalang nandiyan ‘yung ibang im­ports natin na kayang-kaya ‘yung out­side hits (We had too many er­rors and lapses and our set­ter and mid­dle hit­ters haven’t re­ally con­nected yet. It’s a good thing our im­ports were there and they kept mak­ing out­side hits),” said Yee.

“Ang hi­rap noon ka­pag na­t­alo pa kami. So, kahit pa­paano may konting pres­sure doon (It would have been more dif­fi­cult if we lost. So there was a bit of pres­sure). We needed a win so we got a win,” he added. “Ito ang mga baby steps namin so we’ll take it (These are our baby steps and we’ll take it).”

Dimdim Pacres scored nine points while Carla San­doval and Cait­lyn Vi­ray tal­lied eight mark­ers each for win­less UST.

Pam Las­ti­mosa ham­mers a point for Sta. Lu­cia.

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