Thu. May 23rd, 2024
Shevana Laput La Salle Super League

La Salle Lady Spikers celebrate during their victory over the Adamson Lady Falcons in Game 2 of the Shakey’s Super League Finals. MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—La Salle vaunted its championship form, dominating Adamson in straight sets, 25-23, 25-12, 25-18, in Game 2 to force a rubber match in the Shakey’s Super League National Invitational Finals on Saturday at FilOil EcoOil Centre.

Licking the wounds of their 25-22, 17-25, 25-17, 25-27, 14-16 collapse in Game 1 last Wednesday, the Lady Spikers redeemed themselves with a dominant showing led by Shevana Laput, who topscored with 18 points-all coming from attacks.

La Salle middle blocker Amie Provido was also instrumental with 13 points, while Thea Gagate added nine markers to force a do-or-die Game 3 on Sunday at 4 p.m.

“Actually, I told them that we can’t come here losing this game. We have to win and we have to show that we are the defending UAAP champions,” said La Salle assistant coach Noel Orcullo in Filipino. “We have to prove to them that we won’t just surrender the championship.”

Alleiah Malaluan La Salle Super League

La Salle’s Alleiah Malaluan during a game against Adamson in the Shakey’s Super League Finals. MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

Wing spikers Alleiah Malaluan and Maicah Larozza also stepped up with six points each to beat the Lady Falcons in just 79 minutes.

The Lady Spikers stole the opening set after trailing 21-23 as they scored four straight points capped by Larozza’s clutch kill and an attack error of Red Bascon that set the tone in dominating the match.

Ayesha Juegos was the lone bright spot for Adamson with 12 points, while Red Bascon had nine markers only playing in the first two sets.

Lucille Almonte couldn’t carry her momentum from her 24-point outing in Game 1 after being limited to just six markers.

RELATED STORIES



Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.



Your subscription has been successful.


Read Next

Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


By Sandra Winters

Writer | Author | Wordsmith Passionate about crafting stories that captivate and inspire. Published author of [Book Title]. Dedicated to exploring the depths of human emotions and experiences through the power of words. Join me on this literary journey as we delve into the realms of imagination and uncover the beauty of storytelling.