PVL: Adamson keeps bronze medal hopes alive
Mark Escarlote on Sep 12, 2018 06:54 PM
Four individual awards won by Adamson University fueled the Lady Falcons to equalize in the PVL Season 2 Collegiate Conference battle for third.
Four Adamson University players received individual awards before Game 2 of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference battle for third.
The Lady Falcons needed that inspiration to keep their bronze medal hopes alive.
Adamson defeated University of Sto. Tomas in four sets, 15-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-19, to even the best-of-three series Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The San Marcelino-based squad also put themselves in a good position to win the third place, as the Lady Falcons will have the advantage of a higher quotient in case University of the Philippines completes a Finals series sweep over Far Eastern University.
Under the league format, the team with the higher quotient in a tied battle for third series will take home the bronze medal in case the Finals ends in two games.
The Lady Falcons hold a 4-2 lead in quotient. UST took Game 1 in five sets.
Eli Soyud finished with 14 points while Bernadette Flora and Joy Dacoron scored 12 and 11 markers, respectively, for Adamson.
Soyud won the Best Opposite Hitter, Flora got the 2nd Best Open Spiker while MJ Igao and Thang Ponce bagged the Best Setter and Best Libero awards, respectively, for the Lady Falcons.
“You know you guys pretty much know my team right now. These last two weeks they have been the hardest weeks after we got booted out of the championship round. It has been really hard to try push them to kind of finish the fight, finish strong. I know they’ve been feeling like, ‘Why are we even here’,” said Adamson coach Air Padda.
“Basically we sucked that was the energy that’s been in the training and today it was so amazing that four of our players got awards. It came at the perfect time because they all needed confidence going into this match,” she added.
Milena Alessandrini had 22 points with 15 coming off attacks, six from kill blocks and an ace to pace UST. Eya Laure scored 10 while Tin Francisco was limited to seven points.
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