La Salle puts on block party to deny Ateneo in Game 1

One win closer to dethroning their bitter rival. One win closer to bringing the championship back to Taft. 

La Salle put on a block party to shut down Ateneo in straight sets to take Game 1 of the UAAP Season 78 women’s volleyball finals Saturday at the jampacked Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The Lady Eagles, gunning for a third straight title, took leads early in each of the 3 sets, but the Lady Spikers recovered every time, frustrating the defending queens in front of almost 20, 000 people at the venue.

La Salle gets a chance to finish Ateneo off on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.