Super rookies Angel Canino of De La Salle and Trisha Tubu of Adamson battled for the first time on Sunday, March 19 in the UAAP Season 85 women's volleyball tournament at the FilOil EcoOil Center.
Safe to say, Canino got the better of Tubu as the former poured 21 points and 17 receptions while the latter notched 13 points.
Canino's Lady Spikers also defeated Tubu's Lady Falcons, 22-25, 25-14, 25-16, 25-19.
Canino wasn't big on her 'rivalry' against Tubu but she expressed her respect to her fellow rookie.
“I don't really look at it that we [have rivalry] as super rookies,” said the 5-foot-11 Canino.
The wing spiker out of De La Salle Zobel said she has a huge amount of respect for Tubu for she is a really dependable player on the court.
“I respect her. She has her name and I have mine. I have a huge respect for her because she has big contributions to her team. She's not just a mere player on the court, she's a player that you can really depend on inside the court. I really have a huge respect for her.”
Interestingly, Canino and Tubu were the first two players to have been hailed as Collegiate Press Corps Player of the Week this season for their stellar performances.
Talking about the win that kept the league-leading La Salle unbeaten at 6-0, Canino shared she's proud of her team which looks to sweep the first round on Wednesday when it faces defending champ NU in a rematch of last year's finals.
“Actually, I'm very proud of my team. Of course, I'm happy with the results. We prepared for this. As they say, stick to the system. I'm happy and proud that we as a team did just that.”
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