Adamson clinches bronze after comeback win over UST in Super League | Inquirer Sports

Adamson clinches bronze after comeback win over UST in Super League

/ 06:00 PM November 19, 2022
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MANILA, Philippines — Trisha Tubu and Antonette Adolfo led Adamson to a bronze medal finish in the Shakey’s Super League Collegiate Preseason Conference on Saturday at Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

Down two sets to one, the Lady Falcons battled back to down University of Santo Tomas, 25-27, 25-20, 16-25, 25-22, 15-11.

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Tubu poured in 18 points, nine of which came in the fourth set, while Adolfo thrived in the decider for the Lady Falcons.

Adamson pulled away in the fifth set with a 5-1 run for an 11-8 lead. But Pierre Abellana drilled back-to-back kills, followed by Pia Abbu’s quick attack to tie the set, 11-all.

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UST, however, committed a crucial attack error that set the pace for Tubu’s clutch spike for a 13-11 lead before Adolfo nailed two consecutive kills to clinch third place for Adamson. Adolfo went down on her knees and shed tears of joy.

“We’re really happy we got the win and at the same time we’re able to make quick adjustments to take this game,” said Adamson skipper and playmaker Louie Romero in Filipino. “I just told my teammates that this is the time for our payback. We really wanted this win.”

Tubu scattered 15 spikes, two aces, and a block. Lorene Toring had 14 points including three blocks, while Rizza Cruz added 14  as she provided six of the team’s 10 blocks.

Adamson coach Jerry Yee also drew contributions from Adolfo, Kate Santiago, and Lucille Almonte, who had nine points each to avenge their five-set semis loss to finalist La Salle last week.

Abellana had a game-high 23 points for UST. Regina Jurado chipped in 18 points, Imee Hernandez fired six aces for 16 points, while Xyza Gula added 12.

Meanwhile, Lyann De Guzman and Vanie Gandler scored 14 each to lead Ateneo to a fifth-place finish after beating University of the Philippines, 25-17, 25-27, 25-20, 25-12.

Gandler only played in the first three sets, where she poured 12 kills, while De Guzman drilled seven in the fourth to close out the game, conspiring with Faith Nisperos and AC Miner.

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Geezel Tsunashima was also instrumental for the Blue Eagles with 11 points, while Nisperos and Miner added 10 and nine markers, respectively.

Jewel Encarnacion led the Fighting Maroons with 15 points, as Nina Ytang added 11 points only for their team to end up sixth.

Earlier, Far Eastern University earned seventh place after beating NCAA team, University of Perpetual Help, 25-18, 25-10, 25-27, 25-17.

Chenie Tagaod led the Lady Tamaraws with 16 points from 12 attacks, three aces, and a block, while Alyzza Devosora and Mitzi Panangin added 13 and 12 markers, respectively.

The Lady Altas banked on the 14-point effort of Charmaine Ocado as they settled for eighth place — the lone NCAA team that made it to the top eight.

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