Roof of Taft: Five most iconic La Salle blocks

The rainy season has already officially started. It is now more preferable to stay at home, sip hot chocolate while watching a movie than get soaked in the rain.

It is cozier to be under a roof nowadays, isn’t it?

Speaking of roof, there’s one team who has been roofing lethal spikes through the years: the De La Salle Lady Spikers.

Under the tutelage of seasoned guru Ramil de Jesus, the 11-time champions have produced seven UAAP Best Blocker awardee and was almost always the best blocking team in the league.

Their blocking, in short, is their bread-and-butter.

Fox Sports PH listed five of the most iconic blocks from the Taft-based squad. Did we miss something? Let us know.

5. Majoy Baron denies Jaja Santiago

UAAP 78 was the breakout season of Majoy Baron after two years of scarce court time.

This perfectly timed block on the NU tower marked her rise, as she finished the game with career-high eight blocks. She eventually won the Best Blocker plum of the season.

4. Eli Soyud roofs the Phenom

Season 77 has had a lot of notable and unforgettable moments. Before the horrible Ara Galang injury and the historic 16-0 record of Ateneo Lady Eagles, this was the most hotly talked about play.

The video explains why.

3. The Block Mamba blocks Dzi Gervacio

Ateneo stunned La Salle, who swept the eliminations, in the Game One of the Finals. With their backs against the wall, it was pretty understable why Michele Gumabao reacted in the way she did after an empathetic block on Dzi Gervacio.

She was a two-time Best Blocker, after all.

2. Michele Gumabao shuts the door on the rookie

Gumabao was the most fearsome net defender during her four-year UAAP stint. And she made Alyssa Valdez, a rookie back then, what she was made of right away—height, timing and swag.

1. Mika Reyes says ‘Not this time’ to Alyssa Valdez

There were reasons why this single block of Mika Reyes on Valdez ignited a nationwide debacle not only on social media, but also on coffee shops and school hallways.

First, they were on their final playing year donning the arch rival’s jerseys, respectively. Second, the La Salle-Ateneo ambiance is a reason enough why this game was exciting.

But what made this block really extraordinary was that it was flavored with ‘love’ . The fans were behind this thinking, of course.

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