UAAP volleyball: La Salle fends off UP to get share of No. 2 | Inquirer Sports

UAAP volleyball: La Salle fends off UP to get share of No. 2

/ 06:40 PM May 31, 2022
La Salle's Aleiah Malaluan. UAAP PHOTO

La Salle’s Aleiah Malaluan. UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–La Salle raced from six points down in the third set to defeat University of the Philippines, 25-21, 25-23, 25-21, on Tuesday and grab a share of second place in the UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball at Mall of Asia Arena.

Just when the Fighting Maroons were trying to extend the match with a strong showing in the third, Thea Gagate and Aleiah Malaluan combined forces to ensure the Lady Spikers’ victory No. 7.

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From a 10-16 deficit, La Salle turned the tables to take a 19-17 lead on back-to-back kill-blocks by Gagate. UP made a last-ditch move, tying 21-21 on a La Salle attack error, but soon Malaluan touched off a four-point windup.

La Salle is tied at second place along with University of Santo Tomas with 7-3 record. The Lady Maroons suffered their second straight defeat for a 4-6 card.

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Malaluan topscored with 14 points for La Salle which scored nine kill-blocks that frustrated UP’s attackers.

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