MANILA, Philippines—Seldom-used spiker Erika Santos was a revelation for La Salle in its lopsided win over Far Eastern University within the UAAP Season 84 ladies’s volleyball event on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.
When La Salle trailed 13-20 to FEU within the first set, Santos offered the spark for the Lady Spikers off the bench, nailing the well timed hits as they accomplished the opening body comeback en path to a 25-23, 25-13, 25-14 rout for an improved 6-3 file within the third place.
“I’m ready anytime they call (my number). I wanted to fulfill what the team needs,” mentioned Santos, who made probably the most of her prolonged taking part in time with 9 factors.
La Salle assistant coach Benson Bocboc, talking for Ramil De Jesus, was hardly stunned with the contribution of their substitute wing spiker, who checked in for starter Leila Cruz.
“Erika has a very positive energy when she is inside the court. We really rely on her attacks, which she really showed (in today’s game),” Bocboc mentioned in Filipino. “As expected Erika delivered.”
Even although she spent more often than not on the bench of their earlier video games, Santos made certain to look at what the crew wants and what she will contribute from her perspective.
“Siguro po ‘yung hugot, kasi coming from the bench po, nakita po namin ‘yung galaw ng team and nag oobserve po kami kung ano po ‘yung kulang,” she mentioned. (Coming from the bench, we see the actions of our teammates and we observe what our crew lacks.)
After Santos proved her price, La Salle confirmed it has numerous weapons even from its reserves. The No.3 crew seeks to maintain its momentum towards skidding University of the Philippines (4-5) on Tuesday.
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