The rookie-laden University of the Philippines Lady Maroons defeated veteran Philippine Navy Coastguards in their best-of-3 showdown, 25-20, 24-26, 25-23, 25-15, in the Shakey’s V-League Reinforced Conference Saturday, December 6, at the San Juan Arena.
Rookie Justine Dorog and the League’s Best Blocker Kathy Bersola led the Lady Maroons in their bronze medal battle with 17 points apiece. Promising rookie Isa Molde came through with 16 points together with 10 digs, and veteran Nicole Tiamzon contributed with 12 points. Jewel Lai tossed 41 excellent sets to orchestrate the Lady Maroons offense.
On the other hand, former Adamson Falcons Paulina Soriano led the Coastguards with 15 points while Hezzymie Acuna and Lilet Mabbayad contributed 13 markers.
The Lady Maroons registered 65 spikes while the Lady Sailors only managed to counter with 49. They also tallied 10 points off blocks to go along nine service aces making their defense their ace in the game.