USJR sweeps La Salle-Dasma

July 30, 2023 Robert Andaya 273 views

CEBU Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) champion University of San Jose Recoletos opened its campaign in the 2023 Shakey’s Super League National Invitationals on a bright note, beating La Salle-Dasmariñas, 25-20, 25-18, 25-18, at the Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan.

Louneth Abangan led the way with 16 points on 14 hits and two aces as the Lady Jaguars finished off their counterparts in only one hour and 22 minutes.

“It’s a great opportunity for us. Sabi ko sa mga players, ‘yung mga nakikita nyo sa TV ay makakalaro nyo dito. We just have to stay focused and play our game,” said USJR coach Roldan Potot.

No player finished in double figures for La Salle-Dasmariñas with Shaira Pamero having only five points.

Later, Adamson University swept Jose Maria College Foundation Inc. of Davao, 25-17, 25-11, 25-17, in in 66 minutes in Pool C.

Rookie Red Bascon tallied 11 while Sharya Nicole Ancheta and Maria Rochelle Lalongisip had nine points apiece for the Lady Falcons, who played under new coach JP Yude

“It’s a great start sa mga bata. Nakakuha sila ng kumpyansa na preparations namin for our next game. Marami pa kaming trabaho. We’ll work on it. We need to start strong and finish strong,” said Yude, who replaced former mentor Jerry Yee.

Dianne Uriel Brion had eight for the Royals.