UAAP volleyball: Adamson bags second straight win, keeps NU reeling
Adamson University continued its road to recovery while prolonging National University’s misery with a 25-19, 25-15, 18-25, 25-13 win in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.
The Lady Falcons stayed at the fifth seed but got into .500 land with a 5-5 record while the Lady Bulldogs remained in search of their first win in the second round as they dropped their third straight game for a 6-4 card.
Adamson made quick work of the Lady Bulldogs and never allowed them have any semblance of momentum in the fourth set.
Jema Galanza gave the Lady Falcons a decent 9-5 lead with a check ball but the margin soon ballooned to eight when Mylene Paat scored an ace for Adamson’s 16-8 lead.
Lady Falcons head coach Air Padda knew the importance of winning their second straight win after a miserable five-game stretch saw them win just once.
“This is super important because the last time we did this was over a month ago,” said Padda after beating University of the Philippines and Far Eastern University at the start of the tournament.
“More than ever right now we need to create momentum and keep it going. It’s important for the team’s confidence, it’s important for us coaches.”
Paat once more featured in the end-game for the Lady Falcons when she gave them a 10-point lead, 23-13, after she buried a down-the-line kill straight to the Lady Bulldogs’ area.
Galanza, who finished with 16 points, then finished NU off after she and Lea Ann Perez denied Risa Sato at the net to end the match.
Mary Joy Dacoron and Paat added 13 and 11 points, respectively for Adamson’s cause.
Jaja Santiago filled the stat sheets for the Lady Bulldogs with 21 points coming off 17 spikes, two blocks, and two service aces, while also racking up 11 excellent digs.
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