Lady Falcons arrest skid in cliffhanger win
Mark Escarlote on Feb 24, 2016 05:08 PM
Sophomore May Roque had a career-game with 23 points in Adamson's win over Far Eastern University.
Adamson University arrested its four-game losing streak with a cardiac game against the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws, 21-25, 17-25, 25-19, 25-23, 15-10, Wednesday in the 78th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.
Jessica Galanza, sophomore May Roque and Mylene Paat sparked the comeback of the Lady Falcons and delivered the much-needed productions in the fifth frame to improve their record to 2-4.
“Importante ‘yung pagkapanalo namin kasi magkakadikit-dikit na ulit ang mga standings,” said a relieved Adamson coach Sherwin Meneses.
The Lady Falcons found themselves in an early 0-2 match deficit before the trio of Galanza, Roque and Paat took matters in their own hands to save Adamson from falling deeper down the standing.
“‘Yun ang nagiging problema namin sa mga previous games naming pero napag-usapan nga namin na maglaro lang ng tama, makakabawi kami,” added Meneses, whose wards opened the season with a five-set win over University of Sto. Tomas before slumping.
Roque finished with a career-best 23 points coming off 19 kills, three aces and a block while Galanza and skipper Paat scored 16 and 12 points, respectively, for the San Marcelino-based squad.
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Adamson jumped on the fading Lady Tams in the fifth set as the Lady Falcons built an 11-3 lead anchored on Paat’s three aces during the stretch.
FEU, which gave away an atrocious 41 errors, went behind 4-13 before mounting a short rally to inch closer, 10-14, in a fightback capped by Adamson’s three straight errors including two from Galanza.
The Lady Tams squandered their chance to draw nearer with a reception error that ended the two-hour, 15-minute match.
FEU dropped to 3-3 slate in fourth place and once again failed to achieve its first back-to-back victories of the season.
Bernadeth Pons led the Lady Tams with 25 points, Toni Basas had 20 while Remy Palma got 11 in a losing effort for the Lady Tams.
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