Wed. Jun 7th, 2023

Kate Santiago. UAAP PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–Adamson practically dropped a set out of neglect earlier than vanquishing Ateneo, 25-23, 25-17, 26-24, to solidify its maintain of second place within the UAAP Season 85 ladies’s volleyball match on Saturday on the Sensible Araneta Coliseum.

Kate Santiago powered the Woman Falcons with 18 factors, highlighted by 15 assaults, on prime of 9 digs and three aces whereas Trisha Tubu collected 17 factors with the same amount of assaults plus two blocks as they notched a 3rd straight win, their seventh out of 9 video games.

“I used to be off throughout final sport, so I targeted extra on my offense,” stated Santiago, whose efforts proved pivotal within the first two units.

Aprylle Tagsip was a revelation for the Woman Falcons, chipping in seven factors and a block, however did crucial injury each time the Blue Eagles waged an effort to spring again.

“She (Tagsip) delivered for us. They weren’t capable of scout her as a result of she had restricted enjoying time up to now,” stated Adamson coach Jerry Yee, whose crew repeated over the Blue Eagles this season.

Adamson’s Aprylle Tagsip (13). UAAP PHOTO

It was the primary time within the final 15 years that the Woman Falcons swept Ateneo of their elimination-round face-off.

Barely surviving Ateneo’s claws within the first set, Adamson put its sport face on in a decided bid to shoot down their foes swiftly.

They have been capable of obtain the aim when Tubu’s back-to-back hits pushed Adamson manner forward, 18-12, within the second set earlier than Tagsip joined the fray, scoring three of her workforce’s final 4 factors punctuated by a thundering down-the-line smash.

With Vanessa Gandler, Alexis Miner and Beautiliza Lomocso becoming a member of forces, Ateneo made it attention-grabbing within the ultimate set once they rose from eight factors down on the carelessness of the Woman Falcons.

Lucille Almonte’s air strike went lengthy, permitting the Blue Eagles to tie the depend at 23, however a booming spike by Lorence Toring off a block put the Woman Falcons again on prime.

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“I simply advised them to not be pressured and simply execute correctly,” stated Yee after calling a timeout following Ateneo’s climb.

Tubu scored on one other assault and Almonte made certain her down-the-line kill went on this time because the Woman Falcons despatched Ateneo to its sixth defeat in 9 video games.


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