Falcons barge into win column
Mark Escarlote on Feb 22, 2017 01:21 PM
The Adamson Falcons found a way to snap a four-game losing slump.
Adamson University survived the absence of skipper Michael Sudaria in the opening set to pluck its first win against De La Salle University, which also lost its main scorer early in the match.
The Falcons snapped a four-game losing streak with a 26-24, 24-26, 25-20, 28-26, decision over the Raymark Woo-less Green Spikers in the 79th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.
Sudaria suffered a left foot sprain in the first frame but still saw limited action in the second before calling it a day. His teammates John Yude, Paolo Pablico and Jerome Sarmiento stepped up to carry the fight for Adamson, which tied its victim at 1-4 slate.
“Ako tuwang-tuwa ako na naging maganda ang resulta ng game,” said Sudaria, who scored two points before sitting out the remainder of the match.
Yude had an all-around game with 18 points anchored on 16 attacks while adding 13 excellent receptions and nine digs for Adamson. Sarmiento and Pablico had 17 markers each.
“Sobrang na-boost ang morale namin sa first win, sana magsunud-sunod na ang panalo namin,” added Sudaria.
DLSU dropped its second straight game but absorbed an even bigger headache after Woo, who is averaging 13 points per game, sustained a possible ACL injury on his left knee after an awkward landing during the closing stretch of the opening set.
Woo, who said that he heard a popping sound after landing, was helped back inside the Green Spikers’ locker room and never returned. It was the same knee that sustained an ACL tear that sidelined him even before the start of Season 77.
Woo had four points.
Arjay Onia finished with 27 markers with 23 coming off spikes while Rafael Del Pilar and Cris Dumago had 12 and 10, respectively, for DLSU.
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