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    Jolina de la Cruz shows way as La Salle makes short work of also-ran Adamson

    Apr 7, 2019
    PHOTO: Marlo Cueto

    DEFENDING champion La Salle notched its third straight win and sent Adamson to its seventh straight defeat, 25-15, 25-18, 25-16, on Sunday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

    Rookie Jolina de la Cruz led the way with 13 points built on nine attacks, two blocks and two service aces as the Lady Spikers tightened its grip on second place with an 8-3 win-loss record.

    University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University are tied for third with 7-4 records.

    La Salle takes on league-leading Ateneo on Saturday also at the Big Dome.

    Adamson suffered its 10th defeat in 11 matches.

    Dela Cruz also had with 10 excellent digs out of 12 attempts.

    Desiree Cheng delivered 11 points, while middle blockers Aduke Ogunsanya and Lourdes Clemente added nine and seven markers, respectively.

    Michelle Cobb had 18 excellent sets.

    “Big thing na yung dominated ng three sets pero when we come into the game siyempre fair yung tingin namin sa kalaban same amount of effort, same amount of preparation,” Cobb said.

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    “Sinasabi sa amin ni coach (Ramil de Jesus) na nawawala kami pag leading kami, which is a big thing,” Cobb said. “Kapag leading kami it’s not supposed to be a reason to slack off, it’s supposed to be a reason to work harder. Sinasabi ni coach na hindi dapat kami magkumpiyansa kahit malayo yung score kasi we’ll never know kung kailan magspark yung kalaban.”

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