Steph up into Cruz control on Opening Day

They may have shown some rustiness at the start but in the end, the Lady Spikers proved that they are still the team to beat this UAAP season. The defending champions started their campaign on a high note with a come-from-behind win over pre-tournament favorite and recently crowned V-League champion UST Tigresses 20-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-22, 15-11 today.

With the win, the Lady Spikers got some payback against the very same team that gave them a straight-set beating in the University Games last October.

Stephanie Mercado and Charleen Cruz led the team with 28 hits and 21 points respectively. Next game is against Ateneo this Friday.