UAAP volleyball: Angel Canino returns to action for La Salle

UAAP volleyball: Angel Canino returns to action for La Salle

/ 07:56 PM April 27, 2024

FILE–La Salle Lady Spikers' Angel Canino in the UAAP Season 86 women's tournament.

FILE–La Salle Lady Spikers’ Angel Canino in the UAAP Season 86 women’s tournament. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Angel Canino has returned to action in time for La Salle’s crucial final elimination game against University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball tournament after missing five games due to a cut on her right forearm.

The reigning MVP on Saturday didn’t start but she checked in early in the first set and scored her first four points right away as La Salle and UST fight for the last twice-to-beat bonus on Saturday in front of a soldout Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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Canino got her injury from a non-volleyball-related accident after the Holy Week.

Despite missing Canino, La Salle won four of its last five games with Shevana Laput and Thea Gagate stepping up for the Lady Spikers.

Canino was La Salle’s scoring leader in their first eight games, averaging 16.3 points per match.

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The Lady Spikers and Tigresses clash for the No.2 spot and will face each other in the Final Four starting next week. 

La Salle seeks to bounce back from a heart-breaking 25-18, 25-23, 14-25, 16-25, 15-12 loss to UST in the first round.

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