Adamson holds off UE

Published March 18, 2018, 5:00 PM

by manilabulletin_admin


Games Wednesday (The Arena, San Juan City)
8 a.m. – UP vs FEU (m)
10 a.m. – La Salle vs UE (m)
2 p.m. – UE vs Ateneo (w)
4 p.m. – NU vs Adamson (w)

Adamson's Eli Soyud attacks UE's Seth Rodriguez.  (MB photo | Rio Leonelle Deluvio)
Adamson’s Eli Soyud attacks UE’s Seth Rodriguez. (MB photo | Rio Leonelle Deluvio)
Adamson survived University of the East, 19-25, 25-11, 16-25, 25-16, 15-12, yesterday to keep its Final Four bid alive in UAAP women’s volleyball at The Arena in San Juan City.

Jema Galanza turned things around for the Lady Falcons who needed five sets to hold off the Lady Warriors and pick up their fourth win against five losses.

Adamson snapped a two-game slide while ending UE’s rare back-to-back wins.

Galanza had 18 attacks, three aces and one block to finish with 22 points.

UE toughened up its assault in the deciding frame after scoring three straight points courtesy of Mary Anne Mendrez to trim Adamson’s lead to just one, 13-11, before Galanza and Mylene Paat took matters into their own hands.

UE fell deeper in the cellar with 2-7.

In men’s play, National University tightened its grip of the top spot as it outplayed La Salle, 26-24, 19-25, 25-20, 28-26.

The Bulldogs kept their composure in the crunch, overcoming their 36 errors to clinched their ninth win against a lone loss.

Bryan Bagunas led NU with 18 points including 15 kills while James Natividad and Kim Malabunga added 14 points, respectively.

University of Santo Tomas also jumped into the winning circle with a 22-25, 27-25, 25-8, 25-9 win over UE for 4-6. The Warriors absorbed their ninth consecutive defeat.