Baron, Dy save the day for La Salle vs FEU
Like a couple of caped heroines, Kianna Dy and Mary Joy heeded the De La Salle’s pleas of desperation.
The Lady Spikers scrapped it out against Far Eastern University in the first four sets of their second round matchup in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, and needed one more set to finish of the Lady Tamaraws.
And that fifth set was when Dy and Baron switched from Lady Spikers to superheroes and led La Salle to a 25-17, 21-25, 16-25, 25-20, 15-5 victory.
The Lady Spikers scored 10 of their own in the fifth, five came off FEU’s errors, and seven of those were the handiwork of the partnership between Dy and Baron.
“The mindset we had coming into the fifth was that we had to strike first,” said Dy in Filipino Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre. “FEU is a very aggressive team and if they can close the gap it would be difficult for us.”
“So the game plan was to really attack first,” added Dy.
Both Dy and Baron finished with 18 points and it was in the fifth set that their scoring proved to be of optimal effectiveness.
Dy had four points in the fifth while Baron had three.
“Us veterans took the responsibility that we will play harder than anyone else in the fifth set,” said Baron in Filipino. “We had to show our character in the fifth set, and we also saw our teammates’ efforts and we really played with teamwork.”