National U, La Salle Open Title Series

La Salle Ground Malaluan.

Leia Malaluan of La Salle. -UAP photo

For La Salle assistant coach Benson Buckbok, what happened this season is off the table. Everything, including the rare 14-game sweep of the National University (NU) 84th UAAP Women’s Volleyball Tournament.

“Going into Game 1, I think it’s an equal playing field,” said Bokbok, adding that acting as a team spokesman for Ramil de Jesus is usually a restrained deputy. “I don’t think there’s any value in 14-0 here, no. We reached the final. We play the best of the three, so we start from zero. It remains to be seen who will win the two matches. ”

The Lady Spykers and Lady Bulldogs shoot for the first of these two wins on Saturday when the title series Game 1 Pass was disputed at the City Mall of Asia Arena.

National U coach Carl Dimakulangan actually shared Buckbok’s opinion.

“We hope so [a kind of game] It’s more intense and stressful, “said Dimakulangan ahead of the 5pm competition. “And I reminded the team not to win 14 straight matches [winning the championship]. Our mission is not over yet. ”

The Lady Bulldogs have not tasted a championship since 1958, even in season 80 with Zaza Santiago when they failed to reach the final four.

La Salle will obviously be more tired of the series than the National U, which took advantage of a week’s rest while watching the Staples semifinals have been effected by the Lady Bulldogs elimination round sweep.

NU libero Jennifer Nierva said: “We will just focus on the game, I told my teammates not to be afraid to make mistakes. “We have the skills, we work hard for them every day in practice.”

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