Living up to their team name, the UP Fighting Lady Maroons put up a resilient fight to start the ballgame which enabled them to snatch the first set from the unusually sluggish Lady Spikers. But when the defending champions turned it on in the succeeding sets, the girls from Diliman realized that scoring a colossal upset is just wishful thinking.
Perhaps the only thing colossal today was Jacqueline Alarca’s game as she was instrumental to the team’s win with 22 pts and 17 attacks. With the Lady Spikers 23-25, 25-17, 25-11, 25-18 win today, they still remain unbeaten with an 11-0 slate. They are expected to breeze past their two next assignments against the lower-seeded teams in the coming weeks.
The only team standing in their way for an elimination sweep is UST who is currently in second place. The two powerhouses collide on Feb 14.