Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times


UAAP 84: La Salle continues where it left off, downs Ateneo anew

Just like in their UAAP Season 82 opener, De La Salle University picked up a four-set win over rival Ateneo de Manila University, 22-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-20 to kick-start its UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball tournament campaign at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on Thursday.

Baby Soreno led the Lady Spikers in scoring with 17 points off 13 attacks, three blocks, and an ace. Alleiah Malaluan finished with a triple-double of 15 points, 15 excellent digs, and 11 excellent receptions.

“For us, usually ang hardest game namin is the first one and it’s very important to us,” said Lady Spikers assistant coach Benson Bocboc, who filled in for head coach Ramil De Jesus in the post-game press conference. “Of course, our team is new so lahat ng adjustments talagang kailangan gawin. And nagkataon lang na Ateneo rin kaagad yung kalaban, kaya yung first set up to the second set actually, adjustment period pa rin e.

After exchanging the first two sets, La Salle went on a tear in the third frame. It led by as much as seven points before sealing the 2-0 advantage over Ateneo.

Down by four points, Ateneo’s Faith Nisperos nailed three consecutive points topped off by an attack error from Jolina Dela Cruz. That tied the fourth set at 18-all.

Thea Gagate halted the Blue Eagles’ streak with a quick, before Dela Cruz pierced through Nisperos’ block. Ateneo failed to get the ball over in the following play, which restored a 21-18 advantage for La Salle.

After a short exchange, Malaluan scored two straight points to put the Lady Spikers at match point. Then Nisperos’s attack went long, ending the match.

#ReadMore  Superal foils Avaricio, claims ICTSI Sherwood crown

“So, nagkataon lang na yung mga breaks din napunta sa team. Kaya tuloy-tuloy, nakuha natin yung panalo and nakuha ng mga players yung composure throughout the third and fourth set,” Bocboc added.

Gagate contributed 11 points for La Salle, while Fifi Sharma and Jolina Dela Cruz added 10 and nine points, respectively. Justine Jazareno manned the floor with 25 excellent digs and 15 excellent receptions while

On the other hand, Nisperos’ 24-point outing went down the drain as the Blue Eagles failed to sustain their hot start in set one.

Lyann De Guzman had 11 points in the loss, while Vanie Gandler chipped in nine points, 11 excellent digs, and four excellent receptions. Dani Ravena collected 23 excellent digs and 11 excellent receptions.

La Salle will face Adamson on Saturday at 12:00 PM; meanwhile, Ateneo will go up against National University on the same day at 10:00 AM.

All UAAP games stream live on GigaPlay presented by Yamaha. Download it now on Android or IOS.SMART-x-Yamaha UAAP 84: La Salle continues where it left off, downs Ateneo anew ADMU DLSU News UAAP Volleyball  - philippine sports news

Written By

You May Also Like


National University obliterated Far Eastern University in three quick sets, 25-10, 25-11, 25-12 to remain spotless in six games in the UAAP Season 84...


De La Salle University rookie libero Justine Jazareno has already drawn comparisons with Lady Spikers great Dawn Macandili as early as the first round...


University of Santo Tomas snapped Adamson University’s three-game winning streak in five sets, 12-25, 25-19, 25-22, 18-25, 15-9, to gain solo third in the...


Ateneo de Manila University picked up its third-straight win in the UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball tournament after beating University of the East in...


De La Salle University dealt the University of the Philippines its third consecutive loss, 25-12, 25-17, 25-19, to rise to the second spot in...


Multiple times this season, University of the Philippines faced seemingly insurmountable odds – and each time, the odds proved meaningless as they strung together...


Rhenz Abando had a special guest during Game One of the NCAA Season 97 Seniors Basketball Finals. Just two days after winning the UAAP...


When coach Bo Perasol returned to his alma mater six years ago, a cultural revolution had started in Diliman. “Thirty years” has been a...