La Salle bounced again from a torpid first set towards Adamson on Sunday to prevail, 22-25, 25-14, 25-16, 25-19, needing a get up name from coach Noel Orcullo to remain good within the UAAP ladies’s volleyball championship and prime up for its blockbuster conflict towards an previous nemesis in three days.
And Angel Canino, the rookie seen because the tip of the Woman Spikers’ sword in getting again at Nationwide College (NU) after being swept final season, additionally primed herself up heading into that match.
“Season 84 is totally different, it is a completely totally different workforce than Season 85,” Canino mentioned in Filipino, referring to the La Salle crew that gained a sixth straight sport and will full a primary spherical sweep on Wednesday towards the defending champion Woman Bulldogs at Mall of Asia Enviornment in Pasay Metropolis.
“You will be assured that we’ll play our hearts out,” Canino, who completed with 21 factors towards the Woman Falcons, mentioned. “We will certainly present everybody our true price, what we’re all about—each as particular person gamers and as a workforce.”
NU can even be coming off a swashbuckling win, carved up on Saturday when the relentless Woman Bulldogs pummeled the Far Jap College (FEU) Woman Tamaraws in straight units.
Ane Bella Belen, the reigning Most Worthwhile Participant, will probably be clashing with Canino for the primary time since their storied highschool rivalry, which ended with Canino main La Salle-Zobel to a victory in 2018 that snapped Nazareth College (NS)-NU’s four-year UAAP women’ reign.
“Now they’ve a go-to participant. They actually improved in comparison with earlier than,” Belen mentioned on the heels of that 25-21, 25-9, 25-18 win over FEU on Saturday, referring to Canino. “Now, we are able to see that they’re actually preventing and hitting so it’s going to be a problem for us. We’ll put together and take a look at what we have to enhance on.”
Belen mentioned that with all pleasure within the coming matchup which many see could possibly be for the title in a while.
“After all we’re excited [to play them]. It’s been a protracted whereas since we confronted her (Canino) so we’re wanting ahead to Wednesday,” Belen mentioned, referring to Sheena Toring, her Woman Bulldogs teammate who was additionally with that NS-NU workforce.
Canino began off gradual with simply two factors within the first set earlier than being unstoppable within the final three, and it was the explanation why the Woman Falcons had been capable of win a set.
“We had a shaky begin as a result of Angel was nonetheless adjusting,” Orcullo mentioned in Filipino, proving that that is Canino’s workforce to guide. “She missed our previous coaching as a result of she was underneath the climate. She simply got here again to coaching yesterday.
“I simply reminded them after the primary set to come back again. Good factor, I used to be capable of wake them up.”
Adamson was despatched crashing again to earth as La Salle ended the Woman Falcons’ three-game successful streak in sliding to a 4-2 file. La Salle had a season-high 14 blocks.
Trisha Tubu had 13 factors to guide the Woman Falcons. Kate Santiago chipped in 12 factors, 15 digs and 10 receptions, whereas Lucille Almonte added 9 factors and 10 receptions.
Finish of skid
In the meantime, Vanie Gandler and Religion Nisperos introduced Ateneo again on the successful monitor, with a 25-16, 25-20, 25-22 victory over skidding College of the Philippines (UP) snapping a four-game dropping streak.
Gandler delivered the products for the Blue Eagles with 17 factors constructed on 13 assaults, two blocks and two aces as Ateneo ended its first spherical schedule with a 2-7 file.
“After all, it’s been a irritating first spherical so it feels nice to lastly get one other win,” mentioned Gandler. “Hopefully, we are able to use this as momentum coming into the second spherical. The struggle is just not over so we’re simply gonna preserve going.”
Nisperos had 14 factors, together with the clutch assaults within the third set.
UP suffered its fourth straight loss, sliding to a 1-5 file earlier than wrapping up the primary spherical towards Adamson on Wednesday.
—With a report from Rommel R. Fuertes INQ
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