Galanza returns to action, helps Adamson in PVL on Tour win
Mark Escarlote on Dec 18, 2017 02:07 PM
Adamson University star Jema Galanza returns to action after recovering from an ankle injury.
Adamson University Queen Falcon Jema Galanza is back.
The graduating hitter got a feel of competitive volleyball months after sustaining a harrowing right ankle injury when the Lady Falcons defeated the Grethcel Soltones-led San Sebastian College, 18-25, 25-21, 25-23, 25-23, Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League “PVL on Tour” at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna.
Her return to action gave Adamson hope for a promising campaign when the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament begins February.
Though playing off the bench, Galanza showed that she has fully recovered from dislocating her ankle last September during Adamson’s campaign in the PVL Collegiate Conference.
Adamson Air Padda opted to sit out Galanza in the opening set before giving her the green light to start the second frame.
Galanza, who just returned to full training, was active on the court though a little apprehensive on her laterals as the Lady Stags tried to challenge her floor defense.
But when Galanza heated up deep in the match, SSC-R found the Lady Falcons difficult to stop.
Galanza pounded the crucial off the block hit that broke a 23-23 deadlock in the fourth set before Eli Soyud sealed the win to complete Adamsom’s come from behind victory that opened the triple-bill feature of PVL on Tour.
Adamson will open the UAAP season against National University on February 3 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Meanwhile, Philippine Air Force shot down PVL Reinforced Conference champion Pocari Sweat, 25-18, 22-25, 20-25, 25-16, 15-9, while Far Eastern University rallied from a set down to outplay BanKo-Perlas, 24-26, 26-24, 25-22, 25-23, in other PVL on Tour matches.
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