Lady Falcons, Power Smashers clash to claim first win
Mark Escarlote on Jul 11, 2017 07:23 PM
Adamson University marches into battle with a mission to end its losing slump.
Winless teams Adamson University and the Power Smashers collide to barge in the win column on Wednesday in the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Lady Falcons and the Power Smashers fell short in their first two games and are in a three-way tie at the cellar with University of the Philippines.
The match is slated at 6:30 p.m. and will air via livestream.
Adamson is coming off an 18-25, 16-25, 25-21, 21-25, loss against BanKo-Perlas last Sunday after an opening day four-set setback at the hands of league-leading Creamline.
Despite their skid, the Lady Falcons are showing a lot of promise behind top hitter Jema Galanza and transferee Eli Soyud and high school guest player setter Louie Romero.
Galanza, who played for Creamline in the Reinforced Conference, is averaging 16 points per game while Soyud, who joined the Lady Falcons after suiting up for De La Salle, is chipping in nine markers per outing. Romero, a King’s Montessori playmaker that is committed to play for the Lady Falcons after high school, is fourth in setting skills with eight excellent sets per frame behind established setters Jasmine Nabor of BaliPure, Jia Morado of Creamline and Gyzelle Sy of Reinforced Conference champions Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors.
The Power Smashers, who finished fourth in the import-laden conference, absorbed a sorry five-set loss against the Lady Warriors, 19-25, 21-25, 23-25, 20-25, 15-11, last Saturday.
Reinforced Conference Best Opposite Hitter winner Dimdim Pacres and Regine Arocha will need to get more support on offense from their teammates to snap the Power Smashers’ skid.
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