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ANIM-0! | La Salle snags 6th win at Adamson’s expense

La Salle is now 6-0! UAAP Season 85 Media Team
By Stewart Tan

MANILA--De La Salle clawed back from a set down to beat Adamson, 22-25, 25-14, 25-16, 25-19, in the UAAP Season 85 women's volleyball on Sunday at the Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan City.

Angel Canino led the way with 21 points and 17 excellent receptions while Jolina Dela Cruz added 10 points of her own as the Lady Spikers moved closer to a first round sweep with its 6-0 slate.

Thea Gagate and Fifi Sharma were responsible for 11 of the Lady Spikers' 14 blocks as the former had 16 points on five rejections while the latter ended with 12 points, half off blocks.

Canino tried to will the Lady Spikers to a comeback in the opening frame with back-to-back crosscourt kills, 22-23, but Trisha Tubu and Lucille Almonte came up clutch for the Lady Falcons, 25-22.

But the Lady Spikers' answer was furious, leaving the Lady Falcons in the second and third periods by wide margins.

Ahead by just a point in the fourth salvo, 12-11, De La Salle broke away with a 7-1 blitz built on its solid blocking and Canino's attacks en route to finishing the match in one hour and 49 minutes.

"Yung first set medyo sobrang shaky nung start namin siguro dahil medyo nangangapa si Angel, ilang days din siya hindi nakapagtraining dahil under the weather so yesterday lang siya nakatraining so nangangapa pa nga," said DLSU interim head coach Noel Orcullo.

"Pinaalalahanan ko lang naman after ng first set na bumalik dahil kailangan so ayun nagising siguro,” added Orcullo, who steered DLSU to their best start since Season 77 (2014-15) where they also went 6-0.

Tubu made 13 points while Kate Santiago tallied a triple-double of 12 points, 15 digs, and 10 receptions as the Lady Falcons fell to 4-2 in the fourth spot.

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