Last Friday, the fight between Choco Mucho Flying Titans and BaliPure Purest Water Defenders ended in four sets. Choco Mucho claimed the 3 sets over BaliPure. And the highlight of the game was Denden Lazaro-Revilla with 31 digs and 10 receptions. Denden as the Libero of the team made the court her territory. She was just all over the floor that made the opponent ball back at them in no minute.
Denden Lazaro-Revilla owns the course at the Premier Volleyball League
Additionally, with the help of the team’s opposite hitter Kat Tolentino the offense got stronger too. With this offense by Kat and defense by Denden, the score got at least 10 gaps in the third set. On the first set, the competition was so close with only 23-25 in favor of Choco Mucho. Then from the second set Bali pure claw back with also 25-23.
Meanwhile, these two teams made a good game with great rallies. It was impressive how Denden even showed how to save the ball easily in consecutive counterattacks. She remained consistent in her digs against the cross-court hits of BaliPure opposite hitter MJ Philips.
Denden is known as the Iron Eagle and former libero of Ateneo Lady Eagle. She also served ten years in the national team. She was nicknamed Iron Eagle for her fearlessness, will to win, and refusal to give up on any shot. On her Instagram, she posted before that she “…used to be the weakling in the bunch.” Also, she has been told that she was too small for sports. However, this small girl became one of the respected volleyball players in the country. With her fierce and courageous fight to win inside the court, her dreams came true.
Choco Mucho and BaliPure game also became a flashback to Denden fans in her UAAP days.
Denden never lets the ball touches their court unless it reaches the outside line. Every ball, she saved counts and helps their team win in every competition. They lost too, but their team together with the phenomenal Alyssa Valdez always strikes back and went home with smiles on their faces.
Moreover, fans continue to wait for more action inside the court with these ladies. The Premier Volleyball League has a lot more lineup to compete. Volleyball fans keep on supporting their favorite team. Keep the cheers going! Women’s volleyball will give us more thrilling games so we should watch out.
May Ann Lorio Leanillo is a Journalism Student from Cavite State University. She loves writing but is still learning and exploring the world of pen and paper. Watching action movies, mystery, fiction, and fantasy genres is what she enjoys the most in her free time. Believes that hard work and determination works over skills.