UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Adamson makes it rain from the service line for back-to-back wins
Adamson University snatched its second straight win at the expense of University of the Philippines.
Adamson University took advantage of University of the Philippines’ service reception woes to carve out a straight-set, 25-9, 27-25, 25-20, win for the Lady Falcons’ second straight win in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Lady Falcons’ punished the Lady Maroons’ with eight service winners out of their game total of 17 just in the opening set to set the tone of the match as Adamson moved up to a 2-1 win-loss record at solo third spot.
UP dropped its second straight game after opening its campaign with a five-set win over University of the East.
Adamson feasted from the service line to open the match as the Lady Falcons built a 17-4 lead on an ace by rookie Chiara Permentilla. It ballooned to 22-7 before Mylene Paat sealed the first frame with Adamson’s eighth service winner of the set.
"That first set really hurt UP and our passing was really good," said Adamson head coach Air Padda, whose squad surpassed its win total last year in her debut season.
Paat scored 15 points anchored on eigth service aces - six in the first set - and had 10 digs while skipper Jema Galanza added 14 markers. Joy Dacoron and Permentilla finished with 11 and 10 markers, respectively, for the Lady Falcons.
UP fought back from a 13-18 deficit in the second set with a six unanswered points to take the helm, 19-18, only to get behind, 24-23, once again on a running attack by Dacoron.
The Lady Maroons saved two set points before Galanza pushed Adamson to a 26-25 lead. An attack error by UP’s Isa Molde yielded the frame to the Lady Falcons.
Adamson kept its barrage of service aces in the third to pull away midway in the third to cruise to an easy win, the Lady Falcons first since defeating the Lady Maroons in five sets back in Season 77 second round.
Tots Carlos was the only UP player in double figures with 12 points while Molde and Jessma Ramos combined for 12 markers.
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