UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Adamson U hunts for second straight win

Mark Escarlote on Feb 14, 2018 08:16 AM
UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Adamson U hunts for second straight win
Adamson University hunts for its second straight win against rebound-seeking University of the Philippines.

Fresh off a morale-boosting conquest of Far Eastern University, Adamson University sets its sights on sparking a winning run when the Lady Falcons meet University of the Philippines Wednesday in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Opening serve of the match that will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA on SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD on SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream is at 2:00 p.m.

After a six-point outing in their four-set opening day loss to National University, graduating open spiker Jema Galanza exploded with 26 points to power the Lady Falcons to a 25-23, 19-25, 25-22, 21-25, 15-12 victory over the Lady Tams last Saturday for a 1-1 win-loss record.

Adamson, FEU and UP are tied at fifth to seventh spots with 1-1 win-loss records.

Lady Falcons mentor Air Padda, who will also pin her hopes on rookie Chiara Permentilla, Joy Dacoron, Mylene Paat and Eli Soyud, wants to capitalize on their win over FEU and show the same intensity against the Lady Maroons.    

“You know I feel like they (UP) have a good team, I think they got really two big guns in their team. They have (Tots) Carlos and (Isa) Molde,” said Padda, who is looking to surpass Adamson’s one win last year in her debut season.

Padda is confident that they have the firepower this time to defeat UP, which swept them in the elims last year.  

“This is not the same team that played NU, so we just need to build on this,” she said.

The Lady Maroons are coming off a painful straight-set, 21-25, 22-25, 24-26, loss to grand slam-seeking De La Salle University Saturday.

It was a sorry loss as UP held a 24-21 lead in the third set only to see the Lady Spikers complete a comeback with a 5-0 closing rally capped by sophomore setter Michelle Cobb’s three straight service aces.



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