Adamson blanks UE in UAAP softball tilt
MANILA, Philippines—Adamson completed a first-round sweep after blanking University of the East, 3-0, in a rematch of last season’s finals in the UAAP softball tournament Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.
Emma Parojinog and Queeny Sabobo scored two runs in the third inning before Annalie Benjamin delivered in the fourth for the Lady Falcons, who also leaned on Rizza Bernardino’s superb pitching.
Over at the Ateneo field, defending champion Far Eastern U dumped University of the Philippines, 2-0, to stay on top of men’s football as University of Santo Tomas also kept the solo women’s lead after routing Ateneo, 4-0.
In women’s volleyball, Ateneo overwhelmed UE, 25-21, 25-12, 25-12, to improve its record to a second-best 8-2 yesterday at the FilOil-Flying V Arena in San Juan.
Rookie standout Alyssa Valdez hit 17 points and Gretchen Ho and Fille Cainglet combined for 21 for the Lady Eagles, who boosted their bid for a Final Four berth behind unbeaten La Salle (10-0).
UST also drubbed UP, 25-15, 25-15, 25-15, in the other women’s match to join idle Adamson and FEU at third place at 6-4.
In chess, UST grabbed the lead in the men’s division as La Salle stayed on track of its women’s title defense over the weekend at the FEU mini-theater.
The Tigers surged past five-time champion FEU following a 2-1.5 triumph over National University that gave them a total score of 11.5 points.
Coming off an upset loss to UP, the Tamaraws recovered with a 3-1 rout of UE, yet still stayed at second with the Maroons at 11 points.