Falcons cop win no. 3, add Tams to list of victims
Mark Escarlote on Feb 14, 2016 12:18 PM
Adamson's solid net defense played a big role in the Falcons' three-game rampage.
Adamson University has found another weapon to complement its patented floor defense.
Teams will now have to reckon with the Falcons’ net defense.
The San Marcelino-based squad scored nine kill blocks as Adamson turned back Far Eastern University, 30-28, 22-25, 25-18, 25-19, Sunday to collect its third straight win and a taste of the lead in the 78th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.
Inspired by their huge upset over the defending champion Ateneo de Manila last Wednesday, the Falcons clogged the net to frustrate the hitters of FEU with Bryan Saraza and Dave Pletado teaming up to form a solid wall for a combined five denials.
Pletado, who had five of Adamson’s 12 kill blocks in a 25-19, 17-25, 22-25, 26-24, 15-13 victory over the taller Blue Eagles, scored 16 points from 14 attacks with a pair of blocks. Saraza also had 16 markers coming off 12 kills, three blocks and an ace for the 3-1 Falcons.
Skipper Michael Sudaria finished with 11 for Adamson, which received 35 free points off the erratic Tams’ errors.
FEU slid to a 2-2 card as their on-and-off game pattern continues.
Jeric Gacutan posted 16 points while Greg Dolor had 12 for the Morayta-based squad.
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