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    Lady Spikers power La Salle to its first ever overall crown in UAAP

    Feb 23, 2013

    DE La Salle has virtually clinched its first-ever UAAP general championship crown after the Lady Archers reached the women’s volleyball finals on Saturday.

    The Lady Archers won in straight sets over NU to reach the best-of-three championship series in women’s volleyball.

    The Green Archers are set to break University of Santo Tomas’ streak of 14 straight overall titles when the 75th season of the league wraps up next month.

    La Salle will receive its first-ever overall crown since joining the league in 1986 after moving from the NCAA.

    UST has been the league’s most dominant team in all UAAP events, winning the overall title since the 1998-1999 season.

    But the Tigers’ second semester teams struggled to win titles, allowing La Salle to seize control.

    The UST women’s volleyball team failed to advance to the semifinals for the first time in 18 seasons after it lost to National University in the battle for the No. 4 spot in the Final Four.

    The school had won 18 out of the last 19 general championships since 1993-1994, with University of the Philippines claiming the UAAP title in 1997-1998.

    La Salle captured the women’s chess crown in the second half and is still in contention for the women’s football, volleyball and tennis titles.

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