Lady Navs whip Lady Jags-A A +A
Monday, September 23, 2013
SAINT Louis Lady Navigators primed up its title retention bid in the women’s volleyball after sending the University of the Cordilleras Lady Jaguars to their second straight loss with a 25-22, 13-25, 25-20, 25-15 at the SLU Prince Bernhard gym during the weekend.
The Lady Navigators put themselves atop the current standings recording six wins and one loss as Colleen Rossi came to rally them with a solid all-around play with her 13 hits including six blocks in yet another impressive performance from SLU.
Navigators head coach Gerald Peralta said he is more than happy for the team’s performance saying it would be a positive mentality to bring on to their next game.
"Malaking advantage ito para sa amin kasi yung panalo namin dito yun ang gagawin namin na stepping stone for us to defeat ang kalaban sa susunod," Peralta said.
It was a pretty even start for both teams during the opening set but SLU took the upper hand after the Lady Jaguars committed several unforced errors.
The Lady Jaguars then tried to rally in the second set tying the score at eight all before closing out six unanswered points and stole one from the defending champion.
But the Lady Navigators kept their mastery over the Lady Jaguars with superb floor defence and attacks that saw them leading by as high as 12 in the fourth set.
The loss sent the Lady Jaguars to a mere battle for third with their third loss at the end of the eliminations round and will square off against UP – Baguio.
"A good defense is the best offense, hindi ko pa alam kung makukuha ulit namin yung championship pero so far as of now nakikita ko naman na malaki yung chance," Peralta added.
Rossi, being emotional for their win, said it was the whole team that worked hard to stay on top.
"Wala pong main man sa amin, lahat po kami nagtulong-tulong saka ang importante lang eh ‘yung may puso ang mas mananalo," said Rossi.
Roxanne Almonte top scored for the Lady Jaguars with 15 points. (Mark Victor Pasagoy)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 24, 2013.