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Fifi Sharma (attacking) and the Woman Spikers had been a tad faster than the Woman Bulldogs in one other straight units victory. —UAAP PHOTO

Alone on the prime with their arch nemesis frayed and mangled, the La Salle Woman Spikers know they need to configure a much better model of themselves forward.

The Woman Spikers can solely obtain that when their errors are lower down additional to a minimal.

“We’ve been engaged on minimizing our errors. We are going to right these as soon as we return to follow,’’ stated La Salle assistant coach Noel Orcullo after one other masterful win over the Nationwide College (NU) Woman Bulldogs, 26-24, 26-24, 25-16, within the UAAP Season 85 girls’s volleyball on Saturday.

They dropped the ball 12 instances on this sport, and although they repeated in opposition to the defending champions in a four-day span to stay unbeaten in eight video games, Orcullo can be happier if La Salle has lesser errors shifting ahead.

Angel at forefront

La Salle Woman Spikers repeat over NU Woman Bulldogs in UAAP Season 85. –UAAP PHOTO

“Hopefully, in our succeeding video games, we will lower [our errors] to single digits,’’ stated Orcullo.

Angel Canino had 15 factors highlighted by 13 assaults, and Jolina Dela Cruz added 12 factors, three blocks and 9 receptions with Marionne Alba tossing 16 glorious units for the Woman Spikers, who tore the Woman Bulldogs aside of their first-round assembly final Wednesday, 25-10, 25-15, 21-21.

“Groups seldom get this opportunity of going 8-0 or sweeping the primary spherical. We simply grabbed the chance, so it may well additional enhance our confidence,’’ stated Dela Cruz.

With La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus again calling the photographs, the Woman Spikers had been on course proper on the opening set, surviving an intense back-and-forth that boiled right down to Fifi Sharma sneaking in a push and Canino sending her bounce serve to an unsuspecting Jennifer Nierva for set level.

“We got here out prepared for the changes they made. We all know it received’t be straightforward, however once more we didn’t count on to finish it in three units,’’ stated Orcullo.

Injured Woman Spiker

Leila Cruz stretchered off the court docket after hurting her proper knee from a foul fall on a spike try.
Child Jyne Soreno checks in for Cruz halfway first set.#UAAPSeason85 pic.twitter.com/2nxCvqa0V8

— Lance Agcaoili (@LanceAgcaoilINQ) March 25, 2023

La Salle, although, misplaced Leila Cruz midway via the primary set after a foul touchdown. Curled and writhing in ache, Cruz was carried off the court docket, by no means to see ground time once more.

La Salle discovered itself trailing once more on the onset of the second body, however Canino’s push and Child Jane Soreno’s ace knotted the rely at six, rapidly shifting the tide of their favor.

Again-to-back air strikes by Canino and one other pair of well timed assaults from Dela Cruz lastly put the Woman Spikers forward, a bonus they protected regardless of the NU fightback anchored on Evangeline Alinsug and Bella Belen.

The Woman Bulldogs really shot themselves within the foot when Nierva over-received, gifting Sharma with a straightforward push that secured La Salle a 2-0 headroom.

“It was really a very good sport for us. We simply fell quick. We are going to transfer on and deal with the subsequent video games,’’ stated NU coach Karl Dimaculangan.

Observing one other straight-sets debacle, the Woman Bulldogs merely crumbled within the face of La Salle’s unparalleled quickness and aggressiveness on the web within the last body with Canino as soon as once more delivering a lot of the killer blows.

Belen led the Woman Bulldogs with 17 factors, all on kills.

NU fell right into a tie at third with the College of Santo Tomas Tigresses (5-3), leaving the Adamson Woman Falcons alone at second spot with a 6-2 document.

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