UAAP Season 81: Lady Warriors crush Lady Falcons to end skid
Mark Escarlote on Apr 13, 2019 03:35 PM
University of the East swept Adamson University to capture its third win.
University of the East recorded its most wins in seven years after seizing its third victory with a 25-14, 25-19, 25-22, drubbing of skidding Adamson University on Saturday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the Big Dome.
The Lady Warriors gave the Lady Falcons a clinical whipping as they frustrated Adamson with numerous aces and blistering rallies to end a three-game slide and improve to 3-9 win-loss slate.
Judith Abil, skipper Roselle Baliton and Mean Mendrez led the way for UE, which won four games in Season 74.
Mendrez scored 15 points with 11 coming off attacks, three from the service line and one kill block for the Lady Warriors. Baliton got 14 markers highlighted by six kill blocks while Abil had 11 points, 18 digs and 19 excellent receptions for an all-around game for UE, which landed 10 aces. Setter Lai Bendong posted 24 excellent sets and added five points with four coming from the service line.
“Madaming game kami na nasayang buti na lang nakakuha kami ng pangatlong panalo,” said UE coach Karl Dimaculangan. “Sana tuluy-tuloy na hanggang sa susunod na season.”
The Lady Warriors came back from a 13-14 deficit in the third frame with a five-point explosion for an 18-14 lead. Adamson breathed down the neck of UE, 22-21, before Baliton answered with a kill block on Bernadette Flora.
Chiara Permentilla was called for a net touch as UE moved at match point, 24-22, before Baliton shut the door on Lady Falcons rookie Trisha Genesis to seal the match.
UE erased a 9-12 deficit in the opening set with 12 unanswered points to take the lead, 22-12. The Lady Warriors then took three of the frame’s last five points.
Adamson built a 17-14 advantage in the second only to see UE uncork an 11-2 barrage capped by a Jasmine Alcayde attack that penetrated the block of the Lady Falcons to out the set away.
The Lady Falcons absorbed their eighth straight loss for a 1-11 slate.
Flora was the only Adamson player in double figures with 10 points while Joy Dacoron and Gracelchen Ave made seven and six markers, respectively.
Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles