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La Salle shoots down Ateneo in UAAP women’s volley finals game one

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Fille Cainglet of Ateneo penetrates the defense of Abigail Marano and Michelle Gumabao of La Salle in the first game of the women’s volleyball of UAAP 75 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, March 2, 2013. The back-to-back champions overcame a two-set deficit to win and bring them closer to a three-peat. AUGUST DELA CRUZ/INQUIRER

MANILA, Philippines — Defending champion La Salle overwhelmed Ateneo in the fifth set to complete a 20-25, 17-25, 25-22, 25-22, 15-6 comeback and snatch game one of the UAAP season 75 women’s volleyball on Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

For the second time this season, the Lady Archers came back from a 0-2 set deficit against the Lady Eagles but went on to win the game.

So when his Lady Archers dug themselves in a similar hole, head coach Rami De Jesus knew what had to be done to get out.

“Ang sabi ko lang sa kanila magrelax lang, maging composed at maniwala lang sa sarili,” said De Jesus of the adjustments he made to get the Lady Archers back in the game.

Michelle Gumabao stepped up in the pivotal fourth set, scoring three of the last five points for La Salle and in the decisive fifth set, where the Lady Archers blasted their opponents.

And for Gumabao, what spelled the difference between the first two sets and the final three was their confidence.

“Alam namin na kami yung defending champion kami ang back to back champions, alam namin na kaya naming magperform at gumalaw,” said Gumabao.

“Nawala kami sa first two sets, naintimidate kami sa kalaban pero we all worked para makabalik,” she said, adding Alyssa Valdez’s quick transitions also stunned them.

A surplus of errors also nearly cost La Salle the game, wasting 48 big points while Ateneo only gave away 25.

Three others finished in double digits for La Salle with Ara Galang leading the way with 17 points as she kept on fighting to keep them in the game.

But Cydthealee Demecillo’s contributions, eight points, were invaluable as she helped pad her squad’s lead in the fifth set.

Only Alyssa Valdez and Fille Cainglet chipped in double digits, 17 and 14 in that order, for Ateneo, which managed to push La Salle out of its zone in the first two sets.

But the Lady Eagles lost their superb reception that kept La Salle at bay early in the game and succumbed to errors in the stretch.


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Tags: Ateneo , La Salle , Sports , UAAP 75 , women's volleyball

  • akramgolteb

    Bakit naman ganyan ang uniform ng La Salle, ang shorts in particular. Sana man lang kung ganyan ang shorts nila nag T-back sila para d bakat sa likod ng ganyan, turn off.

  • manangjuana

    Animo!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000215212449 Ringo Lacanilao

    Animo La Salle

  • http://www.facebook.com/jimcarlo.laureano Jim Carlo Laureano

    It’s almost for Ateneo but not quite. I think they almost figured out on
    how to beat La Salle but they fell short. But it’s a nice game though.
    If Ateneo played that kind of game in the eliminations maybe, just a
    maybe La Salle will have a difficult time against other teams. Because for the first time La Salle showed to be vulnerable. Good game
    plan by Roger Gorayeb to not go exclusively to Alyssa Valdez and not to
    challenge the blockers of La Salle and instead go for drop ball and
    placement shot which work for them for two set. But again La Salle made a
    comeback with it main weapon aside from it’s blocking power. And that
    is it’s DEEP BENCH. Let’s see if La Salle can finish it on game two or Ateneo will stage a come back and extend the series into a game 3.
     

    • GREEN_PASTURES

      Every team is vulnerable on a really off day, Ateneo did it once last year. UST had them on opening day. It’s just a question of who gets more over whom on days that matter most that spells the difference. Coach Roger should not have shelved players like Nacachi too long in the series; likewise Tajima who should be growing her spurs by now. It is also never fun to see an arch-rival getting too bludgeoned like La Salle in basketball. People always expect more from both schools which is actually just a sibling rivalry and in reality La Salle and Ateneo being only two sides of the same coin.

  • GREEN_PASTURES

     Boom Gonzalez asked at the close of the 2nd set if Ateneo had indeed learned from its past tussles with La Salle. By the 3rd set we knew the answer: Yes, they have indeed learned the same great lesson. Never engage La Salle in 5 sets! ANIMO LA SALLE !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P4GAMKLWTOEY5N3JH2X3SZ26XA Dexter S

    Great job ladies!!!  Animo!  Never Shall We Fail!

  • JunPalafox

    Congratulation, DLSU.  Animo, La Salle! 



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