Espejo's ace gives Ateneo its revenge over Adamson

Paul Lintag on Apr 10, 2016 12:20 PM
Espejo's ace gives Ateneo its revenge over Adamson
The Blue Eagles get their revenge on their way to number 1.

How do you stop a player that is supremely good and lucky at the same time?

The answer is you can't, at least most of the time.

Reigning two-time MVP Marck Espejo unleashed his signature jump serve and got a little help from the net as his powerful ace ended an Ateneo sweep over Adamson, 25-22, 25-17, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 78 men's volleyball tournament at the MOA Arena Sunday.

The defending champs avenged their lone loss this season and will be going to the Final Four armed with an impressive 13-1 record.

"Sabi ko nga, we should not take Adamson lightly. Although we played hard, still laban pa din yung Adamson. No matter what hindi pwede mag-relax," head coach Oliver Almadro said.

After losing their round one matchup in five sets, the Blue Eagles never really gave the Soaring Falcons a chance as Espejo was firing all over the place, finishing with 17 points built around five aces, including the game-winner.

Team captain Ysay Marasigan added 12 for Ateneo, all from attacks.

Adamson dropped a crucial one against the Eagles as the Falcons are now in danger of not getting a twice-to-beat advantage.

At 9-4, the Falcons need to win their last game to start a virtual best-of-three against National University.

Lose another game and Adamson will have to beat the Bulldogs twice in order to make the finals.

Michael Sudaria led the Falcons with 14 points.


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