Mika Reyes: La Salle is stronger this year
La Salle will put up a better fight vs. two-time and defeding UAAP champion Ateneo this year, La Salle’s ace blocker Mika Reyes said ahead of the two squads fifth straight Finals showdown.
“Compared with last season, we’re very much ready now. I’ll just give my best at buong team kaming haharap sa Ateneo,” Reyes, who is on her last playing year, said.
Last season, La Salle lost its all four matches vs. Ateneo (twice in the elimination round and twice in the Finals).
Then La Salle captain Ara Galang, however, was injured in La Salle’s Final Four game vs. NU and was not able to play in the Finals.
With Galang back in the fold this season, La Salle thrashed Ateneo in three sets during their first elimination round meeting but lost to the Lady Eagles in the second round in five grueling sets. (Ian Rosario)