La Salle sweeps NU anew, stays unbeaten

By Arydn Gonzales

The De La Salle University Lady Spikers registered another win against the defending champions National University Lady Bulldogs, 26-24, 26-24, 25-16, in the UAAP Season 85 women’s volleyball tournament, Saturday, at the PhilSports Arena. 

It was a fitting tribute to long-time La Salle Head Coach Ramil de Jesus who called the shots in the match after missing the entire first ro

La Salle sweeps NU anew, stays unbeaten

The first two sets had similar results where the Lady Spikers were leading and the defending champions forcing a deuce. However, shank passes from NU in both frames ended the sets in favor of La Salle. 

The Taft-based squad then went on full dominance on the third set, creating an eight-point lead in the second technical timeout. La Salle maintained the lead and never looked back as Angel Canino ended the match with a nine-point advantage. 

Just like in their first match-up, Canino led the Lady Spikers with 15 points including the team-high 13 attacks. Jolina dela Cruz was not far behind with 12 points of her own. 

Meanwhile, the tandem of Mhicaela Belen and Vange Alinsug carried the scoring load for NU with 17 and 14 points, respectively. Unforced errors haunted the defending champs who committed 26 against the 12 of La Salle. 

The Lady Spikers keep hold of the top spot, while NU moved down to third tied with UST. 

Featured image courtesy of UAAP

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