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La Salle defeats AdU with Canino’s power

The UAAP Season 85 women’s volleyball tournament began yesterday with La Salle winning 22-25, 25-14, 25-16, 25-19 over Adamson at the Filoil EcoOil Center.

The Lady Spikers advanced with a 6-0 record as Angel Canino scored 21 points on 20 attacks plus 17 receptions in the four-setter.

With combined 11 blocks, Fifi Sharma (12) and Thea Gagate (16) served as a net wall, while veteran spiker Jolina dela Cruz contributed 10 points, 10 digs, and 13 receptions.

Aside from setting up her teammates, Mars Alba also excelled, making seven points on four aces, two attacks, and a block, plus 15 sets.

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The start namin was so shaky. During the first set, I was able to capitalize on a kailangang makabalik to my advantage. Noel Orcullo, interim coach, said, “The team is doing well.”.

After Canino was sidelined due to illness, La Salle took a rough start against Adamson, which reeled off three straight victories including sweeps of Santo Tomas and Ateneo.

Despite losing the first set, the Lady Spikers gradually recovered.

As for Ateneo, it recorded a 3-0 win over UP in the second round, beating them 25-16, 25-20, and 25-22 to snap a four-game losing streak.

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