Lady Falcons end 20-game drought, sweep Lady Warriors
Mark Escarlote on Apr 05, 2017 03:49 PM
Adamson finally ended a 20-game losing skid.
Adamson coach Air Padda was on cloud nine Wednesday, jumping and sharing high fives with her assistant coaches.
The American coach finally claimed her first ever win, 25-15, 25-19, 25-15, against University of the East that came in the last game of the Lady Falcons in the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Padda closed her rookie campaign in the league with a 1-13 record tied with their victim.
“It feels good and we really needed this one,” said Padda.
"We wanted to win this because we deserved it," she added.
Skipper Jema Galanza was on fire the whole match as she led Adamson to a victory that ended the San Marcelino-based squad’s 20-game losing skid and a two-game losing slump against the Lady Warriors in their head-to-head.
Galanza blasted 15 points with 13 coming off kills while Joy Dacoron finisehd with 10 for the Lady Falcons, who uncorked 36 attacks and received 30 free points from UE's errors.
The Lady Warriors were never in the game with numerous mishits and miscues including the game-clinching attack error of Juliet Catindig that went straight to the net.
Skipper Shaya Adorador scored nine markers for the Lady Warriors, who lost 40 of its 42 games under coach Francis Vicente.
UE dropped all of its games in the second round.
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