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UAAP 85 WVB: Adamson firepower too much for FEU in bounce back win

Adamson University shook off a second-set meltdown to subdue Far Eastern University, 25-21, 24-26, 25-14, 25-21, and pocket its second win of the UAAP Season 85 Women’s Volleyball tournament, Saturday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Two consecutive kills from Trisha Tubu gave the Lady Falcons a 22-18 cushion, forcing the Lady Tamaraws to call for time.

From there, Lucille Almonte steered Adamson to match point before FEU’s Alyzza Devosora committed an attack error to close out the two-hour, two-minute contest.

“I’m very happy that we got through FEU. So, yung mga must-wins natin, kailangang we take care of business,” coach Jerry Yee said after the Lady Falcons rose to 2-1.

Kate Santiago paced Adamson with 18 points on 17 attacks, while Lorene Toring was solid in the middle with 14 points on nine attacks and three blocks to go with two service aces.

Captain and setter Louie Romero was solid at the helm with 25 excellent sets.

After a tight first set where the Lady Falcons needed to fend off the Lady Tamaraws, the season hosts saw Juegos and Rizza Cruz benefit from Romero’s steady playmaking putting up a 16-10 lead. Romero then expanded the advantage to seven at 19-12 with a solid 1-2 play.

The Lady Tams had other plans and mounted a 5-0 run to snag the second set at 26-24 with three straight points from Chenie Tagaod before captain Sheila Kiseo closed it out with back-to-back kills.

Adamson then flexed its might in the third set, pushing their advantage to 21-12 and then closing the set with yet another Santiago kill for the set lead.

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Julianne Monares and Gill Gallo took charge for FEU with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

The Lady Falcons (2-1) open the day with a battle against the University of Santo Tomas earlier in the day at 12 p.m., while the Lady Tamaraws (1-2) will look to build a winning streak when they take on Ateneo de Manila University on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

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