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La Salle dismantles reeling Adamson to secure Final Four berth



Tiebreaker Times La Salle dismantles reeling Adamson to secure Final Four berth AdU DLSU News UAAP Volleyball  UAAP Season 78 Women's Volleyball UAAP Season 78 Ramil De Jesus May Roque Kim Fajardo Kim Dy Jema Galanza Eriko Alkuino Domeng custodio DLSU Women's Volleyball Ara Galang AdU Women's Volleyball

The De La Salle University Lady Spikers officially entered the UAAP Final Four with a devastating sweep of the Adamson University Lady Falcons 25-13, 25-11 , 25- at the PhilSports Arena.

Exactly like their first to round meeting, the Lady Spikers took advantage of Adamson’s porous service reception. La Salle had no problem erecting humongous leads as Adamson could not mount any kind of offense. La Salle had five service aces in the first frame and three in the second.

The Lady Falcons only put up a fight in the third set, managing to stay within three points, 15-18, through solid defense. Eventually, the Adamson train completely fell off the tracks as La Salle ended the match with a flourish from the service line.

“Kailangan mabigyan ng oras ‘yung mga nasa bench lalo na ngayon na may injured akong player (Cyd Demecillo). Pag dating ng oras na kailanganin sila, makapag-step up sila,” La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus said on being able to play his younger players.

Opposite hitter Kim Dy led the Lady Spikers in scoring for the third consecutive match with 11 points. Ara Galang and Kim Fajardo each pitched on 10 points.

La Salle notched 12 service aces to Adamson’s two and recorded five blocks while AdU had none.

May Roque led an anaemic Adamson offense with five points while Erika Alkuino managed just four.

La Salle is now tied with the Ateneo Lady Eagles for first in the standings with a 9-2 record. Both are assured of a Final Four spot. Adamson misses the Final Four for the second consecutive season with 3-8 record.

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Both teams will next see action on April 2 at the SM MoA Arena. La Sall will face the winless University of the East Lady Warriors at 2 p.m. while the Lady Falcons will try to topple Ateneo at 4 p.m.

The Scores

DLSU (3) – Dy 11, Fajardo 10, Galang 10, Reyes 8, Luna 7, Baron 6, Soyud 2, Tiamzon 2, Saga 0, Ipac 0, Macandili (L)

AdU (0) – Roque 5, Alkuino 4, Flora 3, Galanza 3, Emnas 2, Momo 2, Paat 2, Dacoron 1, Mohammad 1, Tempiatura (L), Lebumfacil (L)

Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.