By Ricky Manliguis
SAN JUAN— Days after its tough loss against its bitter rivals, La Salle just needed someone it can vent its ire on. Far Eastern U duly obliged.
Displaying a ferocious assault right from the opening serve, the defending champions hammered out a convincing 25-5, 25-23, 25-23 win over the Lady Tamaraws on the final game of Day 1 of second round festivities of the UAAP Season LXXIX women’s volleyball competitions at the FilOil-Flying V Centre.
Still reeling from last Saturday’s defeat opposite arch-nemesis Ateneo, the Lady Spikers went out of the tunnel with guns firing in the first set, then weathered the storm by Morayta girls in the next two frames to improve to a 6-2 win-loss slate for solo second place.
The 25-5 set 1 victory was the second most lop-sided in league history, when UST clobbered UE 25-2, 25-15, 25-8 on January 9, 2010.
Come-backing Desiree Cheng and rookie Eduke Ogunsanya each 11 points for the Taft-based squad, which also got 10 and nine markers from Tine Tiamzon and Kim Dy in that order. Team captain Kim Fajardo had a field day sorts, connecting 44 excellent sets throughout the match.
FEU, running smacked at the middle of the standings with an even 4-4 card, got nine points from Remy Palma. Leading scorer Bernadeth Pons was limited to a season-low eight markers.