Falcons, Tams battle for first second round win

Mark Escarlote on Mar 15, 2016 12:57 PM
Falcons, Tams battle for first second round win
Adamson University and Far Eastern University try to end their respective losing skids in their elimination round rematch.

Adamson University and Far Eastern University collide on Wednesday to arrest their respective losing slumps and boost their bids for a spot in the Final Four of the 78th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.

Both squads ended the first round on a high note with the Falcons riding a six-game winning run while the Tamaraws gored their way to three victories in a row.

However, the two teams struggled in their first two assignments in the second round. One team will get over the hump in the 8:00 a.m. match.

Adamson slid from the top two spot to no. 3 with a 6-3 win-loss record and are coming off a straight sets defeat at the hands of the University of Sto. Tomas Tigers, 24-26, 23-25, 23-25, last Saturday.

A win behind the Falcons is FEU, which holds a 5-4 slate at fourth spot.

The Tams dropped a four-set decision against De La Salle, 24-26, 25-19, 23-25, 21-25, also last Saturday.

Both teams need to win this crucial match to bolster their chances of landing in the top two spots for a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four.

Adamson edged FEU in the first round in a tight Valentine’s Day encounter, 30-28, 22-25, 25-18, 25-19, and are hoping to make a repeat.

Defending champion Ateneo de Manila leads the field with a 9-1 win-loss record and is secured of at least a playoff for a Final Four spot while National University is at second place with 6-4 mark.





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