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Former MVP Enchong Dee, Lady Spikers lead La Salle fund drive

May 29, 2020 - 2:37 PM

Past and present La Salle athletes team up to help vulnerable communities amid the pandemic

La Salle rookie Gagate survives baptism by fire vs rival Ateneo

Mar 07, 2020 - 9:08 PM

At 6-foot-2, Thea Gagate impresses with her net defense that proves crucial in La Salle’s late charge

BIG DEBUT. Thea Gagate (center) makes a splash in her first La Salle game. Photo release

Debuting La Salle outclasses heated rival Ateneo

Mar 07, 2020 - 7:14 PM

A video challenge wraps up La Salle's huge win as the Lady Spikers turn back defending champion Ateneo to start their campaign

HIGHLIGHTS: DLSU vs Ateneo – UAAP Season 82 women's volleyball first round

Mar 06, 2020 - 3:44 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles and the La Salle Lady Spikers rekindle their rivalry when they meet on Saturday, March 7

UAAP beach volley: UST, La Salle secure Final Four slots

Sep 29, 2019 - 5:15 PM

UST and La Salle stay on course for another championship duel in women’s beach volleyball

STILL PERFECT. Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor keep the UST Tigresses unbeaten in 5 games. Photo release

UAAP beach volleyball: UST, La Salle stay perfect

Sep 28, 2019 - 2:56 PM

UST and La Salle roll to a 4-0 start after posting contrasting triumphs in women's beach volleyball action

GRITTY. La Salle's Tin Tiamzon and Justine Jazareno overcome the tough challenge of FEU's  Sheena Gallentes and Sheila Mae Kiseo. Photo release

De Jesus thanks graduating Des Cheng for leading La Salle

May 05, 2019 - 10:47 PM

'Para sa akin ginawa naman niya yung sa side niya kung ano yung dapat sa team, sa abot ng kaya niya,' La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus on captain Des Cheng

FAREWELL. A tearful Des Cheng wraps up her five-year UAAP stint. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST downs La Salle dynasty, nails first title berth in 8 seasons

May 05, 2019 - 6:43 PM

The Golden Tigresses dethrone the Lady Spikers in 5 sets to clinch the first UAAP championship berth

BACK AT IT. Eya Laure and the UST Tigresses get the job done against the La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: UST vs DLSU - UAAP Season 81 Volleyball Final Four

May 04, 2019 - 7:45 PM

UST vies for its first championship berth in 8 seasons versus defending champion La Salle on Sunday, May 5

GAME SCHEDULE: UAAP Season 81 Volleyball Final Four

May 02, 2019 - 2:03 PM

Expect the last 4 teams standing to go all out as they battle for UAAP championship berths

Relentless Rondina praises UST young guns in La Salle stunner

May 01, 2019 - 7:51 PM

As UST bids to dethrone La Salle, captain Sisi Rondina vows to lead her young teammates in the Final Four

ALL OUT. Sisi Rondina takes her leadership role to heart. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST stuns La Salle, seizes twice-to-beat semis bonus

May 01, 2019 - 5:58 PM

The UST Tigresses clinch the twice-to-beat Final Four advantage for the first time after 8 seasons

STEADY. Sisi Rondina and the UST Tigresses stay poised in the crucial playoff duel against the La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle, UST dispute twice-to-beat semis bonus

May 01, 2019 - 12:47 PM

The defending champion Lady Spikers and the Tigresses clash in a playoff for the No. 2 spot and the last Final Four incentive

ANYBODY’S GAME. La Salle and UST head into the playoff with even chances. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

De Jesus rues La Salle's reliance on super rookie Dela Cruz

Apr 30, 2019 - 12:00 AM

The Lady Spikers miss a chance of securing the twice-to-beat Final Four bonus and will now play the UST Golden Tigresses in a playoff for 2nd place

WE NOT ME. La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus says the Lady Spikers need a team effort to win games. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU endures 5-set thriller, relegates La Salle to playoff for 2nd

Apr 28, 2019 - 6:47 PM

Heather Guino-o delivers down the stretch as the FEU Lady Tamaraws play spoiler in the La Salle Lady Spikers' hopes for a twice-to-beat bonus in the Final Four

BIG WIN. Heather Guino-o and the FEU Lady Tamaraws pull off a massive triumph. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo, La Salle vying to put lock on top 2 spots in UAAP volleyball

Apr 28, 2019 - 12:48 PM

The Lady Eagles look to secure their number one ranking while the Lady Spikers seek to seal the twice-to-beat bonus

PLAYOFF-BOUND. Ateneo and La Salle get into business for their final elimination round games in UAAP Season 81. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle wallops UE, secures playoff for semis bonus

Apr 24, 2019 - 3:58 PM

The Lady Spikers make quick work of the Lady Warriors for their 10th win in 13 games

GETTING THERE. The La Salle Lady Spikers zero in on the twice-to-beat bonus in the Final Four. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo vies for semis bonus, La Salle tries to boost own bid

Apr 24, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The Lady Eagles shoot for the twice-to-beat Final Four incentive, while the Lady Spikers aim to secure at least a playoff for the bonus

FOCUSED. Ateneo hopes to rebound from its straight-set loss to rival La Salle. Contributed photo

La Salle's CJ Saga plays down Dawn Macandili comparisons

Apr 18, 2019 - 3:43 PM

'I will never be Dawn Macandili. There will never be another Dawn Macandili,' says CJ Saga

FOR THE TEAM. Cj Saga does her best to help La Salle shoot for a four-peat title. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Take two: Rookie Jolina Dela Cruz takes charge for La Salle again

Apr 13, 2019 - 8:34 PM

After a sensational debut against Ateneo, La Salle's star rookie works her magic again over the league's top squad

STELLAR. Jolina dela Cruz raises her game against Ateneo. Contributed photo

No blocks: La Salle shuts down Ateneo's greatest strength

Apr 13, 2019 - 7:56 PM

Ateneo, this season’s best blocking team, surprisingly fails to register a single block against rival La Salle

NO TOUCH. League's top blocking team Ateneo Lady Eagles register 0 blocks against La Salle. Contributed photo

Mighty La Salle sweeps rival Ateneo, nails Final Four berth

Apr 13, 2019 - 5:36 PM

The defending champion Lady Spikers overwhelm the Lady Eagles yet again to secure a semifinal berth

DOMINANT. Aduke Ogunsanya and the La Salle Lady Spikers make quick work of the Ateneo Lady Eagles. Contributed photo

Ateneo, La Salle banner blockbuster rematch as Adamson, UE collide

Apr 13, 2019 - 11:06 AM

Will defending champion La Salle pull off a sweep over Ateneo or will the league's No. 1 team get even?

REIGNING CHAMP. La Salle aims to prove that they can sweep Ateneo even if they're the No. 1 team in the league. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle aims to shock Ateneo again

Apr 12, 2019 - 7:55 PM

'Sana magulat ulit,' says La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus

STRONG START. La Salle gets off to a rousing start to their season over Ateneo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

No more jitters: Ateneo vies to get even vs La Salle

Apr 12, 2019 - 6:14 PM

Riding on a 10-game winning streak, Ateneo hopes it will no longer feel overwhelmed against the defending champion

DIFFERENT TEAM. The Ateneo Lady Eagles enter the rivalry match against La Salle with a huge winning momentum. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 81 round 2

Apr 12, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Archrivals Ateneo and La Salle face off in another blockbuster match on Saturday, April 13, 4 pm at the Araneta Coliseum

Claiming top UAAP spot not La Salle's priority, says Cobb

Apr 08, 2019 - 9:04 PM

The La Salle Lady Spikers are second place in the team standings, behind the league-leading Ateneo Lady Eagles

STREAKING. The La Salle Lady Spikers cruise to their third straight win. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/ Rappler

La Salle overpowers Adamson, nears playoff berth

Apr 07, 2019 - 3:32 PM

(UPDATED) Defending champion La Salle tightens its hold of the solo 2nd spot to stay on track of the Final Four

NO SURPRISES. Rookie sensation Jolina dela Cruz and the La Salle Lady Spiker make sure to keep the game in control all the way. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/ Rappler

Leaders Ateneo, La Salle aim to dominate separate foes

Apr 07, 2019 - 1:31 PM

Ateneo looks to formalize its entry to the Final Four as La Salle nears playoff berth

MVP CANDIDTATE. Kat Tolentino and the Ateneo Lady Eagles are not looking back at their goal for a UAAP title. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

La Salle's Desiree Cheng named UAAP Player of the Week

Apr 01, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Coming off an embarrassing loss to UP, La Salle books back-to-back wins against NU and UST with its team captain finding her groove

CAPTAIN. Des Cheng rights the La Salle ship with her scoring prowess and leadership. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

After painful loss to La Salle, Laure and UST hope to move on

Apr 01, 2019 - 5:23 PM

The Golden Tigresses drop to 4th place after failing to capitalize on a strong start

REGRETS. Eya Laure takes responsibility of the crucial errors she gave up to La Salle. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Swag back: La Salle gets revenge over UST

Mar 31, 2019 - 7:05 PM

(UPDATED) It's sweet vengeance for La Salle as the defending champion Lady Spikers rally past the UST Tigresses

GETTING EVEN. Desiree Cheng (center) and the reigning champion La Salle Lady Spikers prove why they’re not a team to mess with. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UST aims for La Salle sweep as Adamson, NU vie to snap skids

Mar 31, 2019 - 12:27 PM

The UST Golden Tigresses look to prove they can dominate reigning champion La Salle once again

HIGH MOMENTUM. League No. 2 UST hopes to prove that they can defeat the defending champions again. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Hobbling Cheng flashes leadership in La Salle's revenge win

Mar 28, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Desiree Cheng steps up to the call for leadership in the crucial stages of La Salle's title defense

CAPTAIN CHENG. Desiree Cheng makes sure everyone sees a veteran deliver for La Salle. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Clemente fulfills promise to ‘prove haters wrong’

Mar 27, 2019 - 9:26 PM

Lourdes Clemente bounces back big time to help the Lady Spikers cruise to their sixth win of the season

REVENGE GAME. Lourdes Clemente proves why she's donning the colors of a 3-peat champion squad. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Embarrassed last game, La Salle vents ire on NU

Mar 27, 2019 - 5:23 PM

(UPDATED) After a shocking loss to UP, reigning champion La Salle bounces back with straight-set demolition of NU

BACK AT IT. The La Salle Lady Spikers show off their champion form agains the hapless NU Lady Bulldogs. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/

La Salle aims NU conquest as UST looks to bounce back vs Adamson

Mar 27, 2019 - 1:27 PM

Reigning champion La Salle tries to avoid another upset while UST vies to get back on track

VETERAN PRESENCE. La Salle's veterans need to step up their presence in order to lead the rookie-laden team. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

De Jesus: La Salle still looking for leadership

Mar 24, 2019 - 10:16 PM

La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus thinks there would have been no repeat of a UP upset had someone stepped up inside the court

LACKING LEADERSHIP. The De La Salle Lady Spikers veterans go back to the drawing board to practice on their basic skills. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Quick finish: UP repeats upset of La Salle

Mar 24, 2019 - 6:46 PM

(UPDATED) The UP Lady Maroons hack out a straight-set win to complete an elimination sweep of reigning champion La Salle

QUICK FINISH. Isa Molde and the UP Lady Maroons quickly dispose of Tin Tiamzon and the La Salle Lady Spikers.. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle eyes revenge vs UP as FEU looks to sweep Adamson

Mar 24, 2019 - 1:27 PM

The La Salle Lady Spikers and UP Lady Maroons clash in a highly anticipated rematch

VENGEANCE. The De La Salle Lady Spikers aim to conquer UP in the second round. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

La Salle to channel 'pusong champion' in 2nd round

Mar 21, 2019 - 6:42 PM

The defending champion looks to exact revenge on UST and UP – the two teams that dealt them stunning losses early this season

3-PEAT CHAMPIONS. The young La Salle squad hopes to conquer their opponents in the second round. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Dominant La Salle sweeps FEU in Finals rematch

Mar 16, 2019 - 6:10 PM

(UPDATED) La Salle has not conceded a set to FEU since their elimination-round battles last season

FULL CONTROL. Michelle Cobb and the La Salle Lady Spikers overcome FEU's late challenge. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

La Salle, FEU clash in Finals rematch as Ateneo vies to stay solo on top

Mar 16, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Last season's Final Four cast battle it out all hoping to cap their first-round campaign on a high note

REMATCH. La Salle looks to continue its dominance on FEU. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tiamzon repays De Jesus' faith in 1st season start for La Salle

Mar 12, 2019 - 8:13 AM

'Pag binigyan ka ng chance ni coach, dapat 'di mo na sayangin,' says Tiamzon who regains her starting role

RETURN. Tin Tiamzon returns as the starter against University of the East for the first time this season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Absent Cheng: 'Everyone is stepping up to prove something'

Mar 09, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Desiree Cheng praises her teammates for filling in her shoes as the La Salle captain was forced to rest her right shoulder

STRUGGLING. Desiree Cheng sits out but watches her team barge back into the win column. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Back on track: La Salle dominates UE to stop skid

Mar 09, 2019 - 3:42 PM

(UPDATED) La Salle bounces back from shock losses against UP and UST in the UAAP women's volleyball action

DECISIVE. Tin Tiamzon and the La Salle Lady Spikers return to their winning ways after a straight-set decision over the UE Lady Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle looks to regain rhythm vs UE as UST, NU clash

Mar 09, 2019 - 11:36 AM

After absorbing rare back-to-back losses, La Salle vows to rebound against UE as UST and NU rally for their injured players

UNUSUAL. The De La Salle Lady Spikers find themselves struggling with back-to-back losses. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

For Milena: UST shocks La Salle in straight sets

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Playing minus injured star Milena Alessandrini, the UST Golden Tigresses deal defending champion La Salle its second straight loss this season

STUNNER. The UST Tigresses pull off a surprise win over the defending champions even minus a key cog. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

La Salle, UST seek bounce-back win as FEU, UE collide

Mar 06, 2019 - 12:03 PM

The La Salle Lady Spikers and UST Golden Tigresses aim to recover from their weekend losses

BOUNCE BACK BID. The De La Salle Lady Spikers look to get past the UP loss setback. File photo

La Salle coach De Jesus keeps calm: No more 'pambarangay' comment

Mar 02, 2019 - 11:43 PM

Coach Ramil de Jesus admits that his defending champion La Salle faced a UP squad that's tough to beat

ROOKIE WONDER. Jolina dela Cruz carries her team with 19 points in the high-pressure match. File photo