La Salle Lady Spikers beat NU Lady Bulldogs in four for second straight win
The La Salle Lady Spikers tighten their grip on second spot. Jerome Ascano

DEFENDING champion La Salle downed National University, 25-21, 25-11, 15-25, 25-12, on Sunday to make it two straight wins to start the second round of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum.

Kim Dy scored 17 and Majoy Baron had 15 points for the Lady Spikers, who scored their seventh win in nine matches, tightening its grip on second spot behind Ateneo at 7-1.

Dy had 12 kills, two blocks and three service aces, while Baron had eight attacks, six of the team’s nine blocks and one service ace in the one-hour and 42-minute match.

Dawn Macandili had 21 digs and six excellent sets, while Desiree Cheng registered eight digs and 14 excellent receptions.

“Key factor siguro ’yung paging aggressive nila sa floor defense and sa blocking so ’yung first set medyo close hanging huli so may mga breaks lang ang first set,” said La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus.

Jorelle Singh scored 12, while Jaja Santiago added nine points for NU.

The Lady Bulldogs’ win run ended at two and now share fourth spot with Far Eastern University at 5-4.


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