Playing in their second game in two days, the Adamson University Lady Falcons bucked a hungry San Beda University Lady Red Spikers, 25-16, 16-25, 22-25, 25-18, 15-8, to stay unblemished in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre.
Adamson, who claimed a semis seat yesterday after trumping UST, played an up-and-down match that cost them several points to errors. Most alarming was the Lady Falcons’ sudden dip in floor defense and reception, two skills that had propelled them in past games.
Head coach Air Padda lamented the her team’s poor play due to fatigue.
“I think it was a little rough for our girls to have back-to-back games, but I think more so mentally. I think coming off our win yesterday, we’re still really inconsistent but at least sometimes, with that little break in between your games, you can go back to the gym and work on some stuff,” said the third-year American coach.
“We don’t have the luxury of doing that and today once even more inconsistent than yesterday,” she added.
Following a strong first set showing, the Lady Falcons struggled for form in the next two frames. The ladies from San Marcelino only found their groove in the fourth frame, blasting the Mendiola-based program, 16-9, before quickly taking control of the decider via a 10-5 opening run.
Opposite hitter Eli Soyud strutted her league-best scoring prowess, tallying 17 points. Middle blocker Joy Dacoron and open hitter Bernadette Flora managed 13 and 12 markers, respectively.
Cesca Racraquin topped all scorers with 23 points while Nieza Viray paced San Beda with 16 markers.
The Lady Falcons (6-0) go for a first round sweep when they face the San Sebastian Lady Stags(0-5) next Sunday at the same venue. San Beda (1-5) take on the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons (3-3) to end their campaign, also on Sunday.
AdU (3) – Soyud 17, Dacoron 13, Flora 12, Genesis 9, Permentilla 6, Igao 2, Perez 2, Pinar 0, Ponce (L)
SBU (2) – Racraquin 23, Viray N. 16, Espiritu 10, Manzano 7, Paras 4, Matias 2, Dioso 0, Galang 0, Tannagan 0, Racraquin D. (L)
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