After the defeat of the defending champ, the Lady Spikers of De La Salle University (DLSU) came strong in Game 2 of the Finals for the UAAL Season 76 against the Lady Eagles of Ateneo De Manila University at the Araneta Coliseum.
The Lady Spikers won over the Lady Eagles in four exciting sets, (3-1), 25-14, 25-19, 19-25, 26-24. So, the series tied at 1-1.
It was expected that the Green Spikers would take their revenge against the Blue Eagles after the unexpected loss in their first game.
In the opening set, the Lady Spikers started very tough against the Lady Eagles as they dominated the kills above the net coming from Arra Galang, Mika Reyes and team captain Abi Marano. They combined their triple power and easily sealed the set, 25-14.
The second set also favored to the Greens despite the superb attacks from Alyssa Valdez and Ella De Jesus of the Blue Eagles. The DLSU squad took the set, 25-19.
But the ADMU squad rose from the dead in the third set as they were able to capitalize their game inside the court. Michelle Morente and Alyssa Valdez combined their excellent hits to outscore the Lady Spikers, 19-25.
With much determination to win the game, the Lady Spikers continued to pull away against the Lady Eagles but the Ateneo volleybelles wanted DLSU spikers to force a fifth set. However, Arra Galang and Cyd Demecillo have the same thing in mind and won the game, 26-24.
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