PVL: Lady Falcons claw Lady Altas in tournament opener
Mark Escarlote on Jul 21, 2018 04:19 PM
Adamson University swept its way to an opening day win.
Adamson University made short work of University of Perpetual Help, 25-19, 25-18, 25-16, Saturday to open its campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan on a high note.
The taller Lady Falcons came from behind in the second and third sets to frustrate the Lady Altas, who squandered their early leads in both frames to suffer a painful setback on their debut in the PVL.
Eli Soyud and Chiara Permentilla led the way for Adamson, which played without incoming rookie Trisha Genesis, who is suffering from shingles. Soyud had 17 points off 10 kills, four kill blocks and three aces while Permentilla had 13 points.
Bernadette Flora added 12 markers while skipper Lea Ann Perez added eight markers for the Lady Falcons, who also played without middle Joy Dacoron, who is still in vacation after her stint with BanKo in the recebtly concluded PVL Reinforced Confernce.
Head coach Air Padda described their match as sloppy with her rebuilding squad showing opening game jitters.
"Sobrang messy. You could definitely tell its our first game and it was really sloppy in my opinion," said Padda. "Our defense was all over the place, our first ball was all over the place. I think our new setter MJ (Igao) was really, really nervous coming in to this game because she is a setter that's only been converted like 10 months ago."
The Lady Falcons went down by five early in the second set before mounting a comeback to steal the frame. Adamson again overhauled a 10-12 deficit in the third with a 9-0 burst for a seven-point lead before cruising to na easy win.
Bianca Tripoli was the only player in double figures for the Lady Altas with 12 points while Cindy Imbo, Jhona Rosal, Shyra Umandal and Jenny Gaviola got five markers each.
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