UAAP: Off to torrid start, Adamson rookie Trisha Tubu has a lot more to show
MANILA, Philippines-For the second straight week, a super rookie has showcased an outstanding performance in the UAAP Season 85 women’s volleyball tournament.
Trisha Tubu steered Adamson to back-to-back wins last week as the Lady Falcons tightened their grip on the second spot with a 4-1 record, just behind the unbeaten De La Salle Lady Spikers (5-0).
Tubu averaged 18 points per game in their twin victories to earn the Collegiate Press Corps UAAP Player of the Week.
She is the second rookie to get the citation after La Salle’s Angel Canino.
Tubu, who has been creating a buzz since her stint with the Lady Falcons in the offseason, poured in 13 points, highlighted by three blocks, in their surprisingly comfortable 25-15, 25-17, 25-19 win over the UST Golden Tigresses on March 8.
The win also dampened the euphoria in the UST side, after its upset win over defending champion National University.
The Lady Falcons quickly followed it with another victory on March 12 as they pummeled the skidding Ateneo Blue Eagles, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19, to extend their winning run to three.
Tubu was again relentless in offense, hammering 22 attacks in just 39 attempts for a 23-point performance against the Blue Eagles.
Despite the string of impressive outings, Tubu is far from done.
“We’re just enjoying every game. Our coaches and teammates keep on reminding me to just play my game and I can still do more,” Tubu said after their win over Ateneo.
Adamson head coach Jerry Yee had nothing but praise for Tubu while also issuing a stern warning to the rest of the league.
“Watch out she’s just a rookie,” Yee quipped after their victory over Far Eastern University in their third match of the season. “She has more playing years. I’m very happy that she committed to Adamson to help us out. She’s a big help.”