BACOLOD Tay Tung High School suffered their second defeat in the ongoing Rebisco Girls Volleyball Season 15 National League of Champions at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex.
The Bacolod-based volleybelles gave in lots of errors for De La Salle-Lipa, 25-18 and 25-19.
Both teams were even on the early part of the opening set with numerous lead changes until De La Salle took the upper-hand, 13-12 on Mary Mergie Bautista’s attack and extended by Janel Maraguinot’s service ace. Aleah Jan Malaluan also scored back-to-back hits for an 18-12 De La Salle advantage.
Tay Tung cut the lead down to 5 points, 18-13 on De La Salle’s error but, Bautista restored the advantage, 19-13 with a shot at the middle of Bacolod’s defense. The La Sallians further extended their lead, 23-14 but, Tay Tung tried to catch up at 23-18 however, yielded pair of errors.
In the second set, Tay Tung surged to a 9-4 lead but De La Salle eventually tied the scoreboard, 13-all. Both teams then have a seesaw scores but, the La Sallians extend their lead to 18-16 – forcing Coach Evelyn Aguillon to call a time-out.
However, De La Salle has successfully maximized the momentum to seal their 4th win and stayed on top of Pool B.*