PVL: Lady Falcons inch closer to a semis seat
Mark Escarlote on Aug 12, 2018 07:18 PM
Eli Soyud led Adamson University to securing at least a playoff for a Final Four seat.
Adamson University bested University of the Philippines in four sets to remain unscathed but Lady Falcons head coach Air Padda felt that the Lady Maroons played better.
The Lady Falcons survived another tough challenge as they turned back UP, 25-22, 19-25, 25-23, 26-24 to secure at least a playoff for a Final Four spot in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre on a rainy Sunday.
But Padda didn’t like how her players performed.
“I don’t know how we won, UP was consistent, they were hitting harder than us, (Ayel) Estrañero was setting great, her, (Marian) Buitre and (Isa) Molde, they were hitting great,” said Padda. “It frustrated me because it didn’t look like we were hitting back.”
Eli Soyud led the Lady Falcons with 21 points off 17 attacks, three kill blocks and an ace while Bernadette Flora got 16.
Adamson suffered a meltdown in the second set before hanging tough in the next two sets to escape with their fourth straight win in as many matches behind league-leading and Final Four-bound University of Sto. Tomas (5-0).
Molde and Buitre had 15 points each to lead UP, which dropped to 2-2 card. Lorielyn Bernardo and Aieshalaine Gannaban scored 10 each for the Lady Maroons.
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