Lady Tams pound Lady Falcons in bounce back win

Mark Escarlote on Feb 08, 2017 03:26 PM
Lady Tams pound Lady Falcons in bounce back win
Far Eastern University barged in the win column with a straight sets win over Adamson University.

Far Eastern University vented its ire on the hapless Adamson University, 25-12, 25-19, 25-16, Wednesday to barge in the win column of the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.

The Lady Tamaraws were on fire the whole game, easily crushing the Lady Falcons to bounce back from a devastating opening day loss against the defending champion De La Salle University.

"Siyempre, thank you kay Lord kasi nakakuha na kami ng panalo. Siyempre happy," said FEU coach Shaq Delos Santos.

"Wala naman (akong sinabi) masyado (after ng talo sa DLSU) kasi before naman ng opening lahat naman naibigay na namin sa kanila sa training, yung mga advice," he added. "Mas dinagdagan lang namin ang intensity sa training. Alam naman namin ang mga lapses namin, which is nakikita pa rin namin kanina na meron pa rin," he added.

Veterans Bernadeth Pons, Remy Palma and Toni Basas had a field day peppering their inexperienced foes with attacks and drop balls that Adamson, which was once known for their solid floor defense, just had no answer to.

Pons scored 15 points with 14 coming off attacks, Palma had four kill blocks in her total of 13 markers while Basas got nine for the Lady Tams.    

Sophomore setter Angel Cayuna was superb with her ball distribution, making all their available attackers contribute on offense while FEU gave Adamson’s fourth year player Jema Galanza, which was limited to eight points in a 7-of-31 attacking clip, a hard time to get her game going with good net defense.

Cayuna dished out 24 excellent sets and chipped in eight markers for FEU.

The Lady Falcons, however, had some impressive moments in the second quarter slowly chipping down FEU’s 21-10 lead, igniting a rally to narrow the gap, 23-18, before the Lady Tams doused cold water on their run.

Smelling blood, the Lady Tams went for the kill in the third to hand Adamson its second straight loss in as many outings.

The win gave FEU the much-needed momentum heading into an acid test on Sunday against Ateneo de Manila, which is playing National University as of posting time.

Bernadette Flora scored nine markers to lead  the Lady Falcons, who got no other player scoring above three points aside from her and Galanza.

Adamson has NU as its next opponent, also on Sunday.





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