May 22, 2012, 9:05 p.m.: UST Lady Spiker Mary Jean Balse protects the net from Norie Diaz of University of Perpetual Help.  Photo by John Paul R. AutorGUEST player Mary Jean Balse put up an explosive performance to lift the UST Lady Spikers past University of Perpetual Help, 25-19, 25-21, 25-20, in the Shakey’s V-League at the Arena in San Juan on Tuesday.

A former UST standout, Balse finished with 12 points and five blocks, while Judy Caballejo and Utaiwan Kaensing added 12 points each.

UST is now in solo second placd with a 5-1 card going into the semifinals.

”We worked out on our mistakes from our last game [against Ateneo] and came out with a variety of attacks and good defense,” coach Odjie Mamon said.

Balse checked in late in the last frame to score consecutive quick attacks, 22-18, before a Pamela Lastimosa ace shut the door for the resurging Lady Altas. Jan Edward B. Ballesteros


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