DLSU goes for the kill as NU tries to extend series

De La Salle University aims to dethrone last year's finals tormentor and reigning champion National University in Game Two of the UAAP Season 85 women's volleyball Finals on Sunday, May 14 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

NU’s Bella Belen (left) and La Salle’s Angel Canino UAAP PHOTOS

Game is set at 4 p.m., succeeding the men's Finals Game Two between the three-peat seeking NU Bulldogs and the UST Golden Spikers.

NU leads that men's best-of-3 championship series, 1-0.

Like the NU men's team, the Lady Spikers also lead the Lady Bulldogs, 1-0, in their own best-of-3 series after taking Game One, 18-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-21, 15-13, last Sunday, May 7 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

As big as their Game One win was, the Lady Spikers are well aware that they haven't won anything yet, the job's not yet done.

“It was an emotional win for us because everyday our goal as a team is to win and we did win Game One but we won't stop because there's still a next game,” said super rookie Angel Canino, who led La Salle in Game One with 21 points.

Canino drew solid help from Thea Gagate in the said contest as the latter poured 17 points.

Lady Spikers assistant coach Noel Orcullo echoed Canino's sentiments.

“As Angel said, the series is not yet over. We have something to prepare for. We're just going to continue what we do in training. Nothing's going to change. Our goal is to get Game Two.”

Of course, the Lady Bulldogs want to extend the series into a decider.

No one from the team, however, faced the media last Sunday, visibly frustrated after losing the game where they were practically ahead for the most part, 1-0, 2-1.

Reigning MVP Bella Belen looks to lead the charge for NU.

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