MANILA, Philippines – After bringing La Salle back to the UAAP finals for the first time since 2018, the Lady Spykers insisted their work was not over as they struggled to stop the undefeated National University in the 84-season best-of-three series. The women’s volleyball crown begins on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.
“We’re not done,” said Leah Malaluan in the Filipino after a team-high 16-point fire when La Salle lost to Atenio 25-19, 25-20, 25-23.
“We have to work harder for what we have to do in the game,” he added.
The cheerful rookie hitter was happy to help move to La Salle after missing the 2019 final and two canceled seasons due to epidemics. And he is offering to win their semifinals to his seniors and coach Ramil de Jesus, who is ready to coach in his 11th championship appearance in the last 12 seasons.
“We really want to win. We want to bounce back in this game, “said Malalu, referring to their defeat to Adamson in their last elimination game. “We offer it to coach Ramil and our seniors. We really want to bear the brunt of our hard work during our one-week training. ”
Malaluan, a top rookie candidate who emerged as La Salle’s top scorer and top 5 in the league with a total of 193 points from 14 games, is determined to bring back the glory of the Lady Spykers, who last won the title in Season 80 in 2018.
La Salle fights a strong NU side that sweeps their two eliminations head-to-head, showing no fear of facing the Malaluan Lady Bulldogs, who have a 14-0 record for a straight berth in the final.
“Entering the final, my mentality is that the season is not over yet. We really have to work hard for us ates And the trainers, and the community in La Salle, ”he said.
La Salle is eyeing its 12th UAAP title, when NU is looking to capture its first women’s volleyball championship since 1957 as there will be two clashes in Game 1, set at 5 p.m.
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