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Tamaraws stifle Soaring Falcons for solo lead

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Philippine Sports News - Tiebreaker Times Tamaraws stifle Soaring Falcons for solo lead AdU FEU News UAAP Volleyball  UAAP Season 80 Men's Volleyball UAAP Season 80 Rikko Marmeto Rey Diaz Pao Pablico Owen Suarez Leo Miranda Jude Garcia JP Bugaoan FEU Men's Volleyball Domeng custodio Adamson Men's Volleyball

The Far Eastern University Tamaraws pulled monster outings from Jude Garcia and JP Bugaoan to overwhelm the Adamson University Soaring Falcons, 25-19, 27-29, 25-19, 25-19, to stay undefeated in Season 80 at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

Garcia notched a career-high 22 points off 20 attacks and two blocks while Bugaoan added 19 markers built on 13 attacks and six blocks.

The pair powered FEU’s offense which out-spiked (61-47) and out-blocked (13-5) the Falcons.

Winning their sets convincingly, FEU head coach Rey Diaz remains wary of his team’s focus in close sets, particularly in the second frame against Adamson.

“May mga lapses pa kami kanina. Maganda din kasi ang nilaro ng Adamson. Pero kaming mga coaches, siyempre, sinasabi namin lagi sa mga players na kailangan kunin natin lahat ng opening na ibigay sa atin ng kalaban,” said Diaz who recently coached his squad to a streak-busting win over Ateneo.

“Mataas talaga ang confidence ng mga bata ngayon. Maganda ‘yun kasi marami pa kaming mga pagdadaanan na challenges this season. Maganda na may kumpiyansa na kami,” the youthful mentor furthered.

The Tamaraws look to keep their streak going when they face the La Salle Green Spikers (1-1) on Wednesday at the FilOio Flying V Centre.

Middle blocker Pao Pablico topped the Falcons with 20 points. Leo Miranda added 11 markers.

The Soaring Falcons (0-2) also see action on Wednesday, taking the UP Fighting Maroons (1-1).

The Scores

FEU (3) – Garcia 22, Bugaoan 19, Solis 9, Bautista 7, Quiel 7, Suarez 5, Paler 3, Salabsab 3, Dablo 1, Detalban 0, Hadlocon 0, Silang 0, Marmeto (L)

AdU (1) – Pablico 20, Miranda 11, Yude 10, Bello 7, Alvarez 6, Jimenez 2, Amburgo 0, Millarez 0, Nuguid 0, Melgar (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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