MAJOY Baron led a block party in La Salle's 25-21, 25-11, 15-25, 25-12 win over National University in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.
The fourth-year middle blocker led the Lady Spikers with 17 points and made six of the team’s nine blocks - higher than the four of the entire NU side in the match that took an hour and 42 minutes to finish.
The 5-foot-9 Baron said her biggest motivation was trying to measure up against the league’s tallest player - NU captain Jaja Santiago, who’s eight inches taller than her.
“Oo naman syempre si Jaja ‘yan, sobrang challenging kaya sobrang binantayan ko siya alam ko naman na siya yung go-to-guy (ng NU),” said the Lady Spikers standout.
Santiago was held to nine points, from six hits, two blocks, and one service ace, but Baron was quick to playdown her dominating performance at the net.
The soft-spoken volleybelle said simply rode on her good start.
“Siguro, nabasa ko lang ‘yung mga palo nila. Kasi ako pag naka-block ako at natimingan ko siya parang sa next nakukuha ko lalo yung timing once nabasa ko siya,” she explained.
La Salle improved to 7-2 win-loss record while NU dropped to 5-4 in a tie with Far Eastern University.