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UAAP 85 WVB: Tubu, Santiago connive as Adamson continues mastery over UST

Adamson University regained its wings after a disastrous first set to take down University of Santo Tomas, 11-25, 25-21, 25-13, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 85 women’s volleyball tournament at the Philsports Arena, Saturday.

The Lady Falcons swept their elimination round head-to-head against the Tigresses. Unlike the first-round straight-set sweep, though, the San Marcelino-based side had to grind it out this time.

Knotted at 21-all in the fourth frame, Kate Santiago went back-to-back before UST’s Renren Peñafiel answered with a drop ball. But Regina Jurado’s attack in the ensuing play did not go over the net to send the game to match point, 24-22.

Then Trisha Tubu drilled an off-the-block kill to finish the match in one hour and 49 minutes.

“Hindi naman magpapatalo ang UST. Buti nakuha pa rin namin. First set, medyo kulang – buti nag-respond yung team second to fourth,” said Adamson head coach Jerry Yee.

The Golden Tigresses opened the game scorching hot, bagging a 25-11 first salvo. But the Lady Falcons came back with a 25-21 second before romping UST in the third, 25-13.

Tubu produced 21 points on 15 attacks and six blocks, while Lucille Almonte and Santiago each had nine points.

Adamson also got help from UST, which committed a whopping 32 errors – including 12 in the third and six in the latter half of the fourth.

The Lady Falcons rose to solo second at 6-2. On the other hand, the Golden Tigresses saw their three-game winning run snapped and fell to 5-3.

Eya Laure had 17 points on five aces, 12 excellent receptions, and 11 digs in the losing cause. Imee Hernandez added 14 points as well.

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UST will next face University of the East on Wednesday at SM Mall of Asia Arena. Meanwhile, Adamson aims for three in a row next Saturday against Ateneo de Manila University at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

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