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Soaring Falcons pull off upset; Tiger Spikers blow Final Four shot

The Adamson University Soaring Falcons continued their spoiler run through the last stretch of the season, handing sending the University of Santo Tomas Tiger Spikers a straight set defeat, 25-23, 25-19, 25-17 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

The Adamson win complicates the Final Four picture as UST now faces a must-win situation when they face the FEU Tamaraws on Saturday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum to keep their heads in the playoffs.

The Falcons, who gave been severely inconsistent throughout the season, cobbled together their best performance, getting their second straight-set win of the season. UST, on the other hand, was incredibly sloppy, giving up 35 errors that buoyed Adamson to the easy win.

“Marami kasi kaming seniors sa team na last games na talaga nami sa UAAP. Hindi naman kami papayag na umalis lang nang wala kaming naipapanalo masyado. Gusto namin natapos UAAP namin na masaya kami,” said Adamson skipper Mike Sudaria.

JP Yude and Dave Pletado each managed nine points for the Falcons while Jerome Sarmiento added eight.

The Falcons can continue their ruinous run on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre where they face the UP Fighting Maroons. An Adamson win eliminates UP and puts UST in the Final Four.

Team captain Arnold Bautista topped UST with seven points.

The Scores

AdU (3) – Pletado 9, Yude 9, Sarmiento 8, Labang 4, Ramirez 4, Sudaria 4, Pablico 2, Miranda 0, Melgar (L)

UST (0) – Bautista 7, Carodan 6, Jose 6, Icalina 5, Medina 5, Sumagaysay 5, Buro 1, Millado 1, Tajanlangit 1, Francisco (L)

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Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.

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