Inspired Falcons eye third win in a row
Mark Escarlote on Feb 13, 2016 07:32 PM
Adamson is looking to extend its winning streak to three and a hold of the lead.
The Adamson University Falcons hope to ride the crest of their morale-boosting upset against the defending champion Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles last Wednesday to extend their winning streak to three and for a taste of the lead in the 78th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.
Coming off a 25-19, 17-25, 22-25, 26-24, 15-13 victory over the Blue Eagles, the Domingo Custodio-mentored Falcons are looking to add the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, also out with the same mission, in their list of conquest on Valentine’s Day Sunday match slated at 8:00 a.m.
Adamson is tied with FEU, Ateneo, University of the Philippines and National University at 2-1 win-loss slate in a five-way logjam in first to fifth spot. The Falcons opened the season with a straight set loss to NU before bouncing back against University of the East.
Custodio is looking at their win against the Blue Eagles as a boost for his team’s confidence.
“Kahit hirap kami (sa Ateneo) ang mga bata pala may ilalaro na ganoon,” he said.
Known for its patented floor defense, the Falcons showed that they can also hold the fort in front of the net as what Adamson displayed in shooting down Ateneo.
Dave Pletado led the Falcons’ net barricade by silencing the Blue Eagles’ hitters with five of the squad’s 12 kill blocks.
Aside from Pletado, Michael Sudaria and Bryan Saraza, who scored 12 markers each the last time out, as well as Nico Ramirez are expected to once again carry the fight for the San Marcelino-based troop.
However, the Tams want a different story.
FEU is hoping to start its own winning streak after defeating the hapless UE Red Warriors, 25-18, 25-22, 25-21, also last Wednesday.
The Tams are inconsistent early in their campaign, winning the season opener in straight sets before dropping their next match against Ateneo in three sets.
And Adamson is not an easy customer considering it defeated the squad that breezed past FEU a week ago.
Jeric Gacutan, Greg Dolor, Jude Garcia and John Paul Bugaoan need to bring their A game to stop the Falcons’ rampage.
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