Lady Realtors notch 1st win
Sta. Lucia Realty finally barged into the win column, making short work of Victoria Sports-University of Santo Tomas, 25-19, 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.
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