Lady Real­tors check slump, rip Ti­gresses

The Philippine Star - - SPORTS - Games to­mor­row 4:15 p.m. – Co­co­l­ife vs Iriga City 7 p.m. – Gener­ika-Ayala vs F2 Lo­gis­tics

Sta. Lu­cia Re­alty snapped a three-game skid with a three-set romp over guest team Vic­to­ria Sports-UST, 25-19, 25-21, 25-19, in the Chooks to-Go-Philip­pine Superliga Grand Prix at the Filoil Fly­ing V Cen­ter in San Juan yes­ter­day.

Ukrainian re­in­force­ment Dana Anisova, Cana­dian Marisa Field and lo­cal star and for­mer UST main­stay Pam Las­ti­mosa com­bined for 35 hits as the Lady Real­tors dom­i­nated the Ti­gresses from start to fin­ish to record their first win in the club league bankrolled by Mikasa, Senoh, Mueller, Grand Sport, Re­bisco, Is­land Rose, Cloud­fone and UCPB Gen.

Anisova ham­mered in 11 kills for 13 points while Field and Las­ti­mosa chipped in 11 mark­ers apiece for the Lady Real­tors, who lorded it over the net with eight blocks, six more than their ri­vals in the tour­na­ment backed by Gold’s Gym and Ger­flor as tech­ni­cal spon­sors and ESPN5 as the of­fi­cial broad­cast part­ner.

De­spite the vic­tory, Sta. Lu­cia Re­alty head coach Jerry Yee said the Lady Real­tors still have to work on firm­ing up their floor de­fense Sta. Lu­cia’s Pamela Las­ti­mosa soars for a power hit against Tintin Fran­cisco of Vic­to­ria Sports-UST. and at the same time min­i­mize their er­rors to sur­vive in the top-level com­pe­ti­tion.

Dimdim Pacres scored nine points while Carla San­doval and Cait­lyn Vi­ray tal­lied eight mark­ers each for the Golden Ti­gresses, who kept it close in the third frame but yielded just the same on a series of mis­cues.

UST, which is us­ing the tour­na­ment as part of its buildup for the UAAP early next year, fell to 0-3.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines

© PressReader. All rights reserved.