Adamson University beat Ateneo de Manila University in three sets, 25-23, 25-17, 26-24, to remain in solo second in the UAAP Season 85 women’s volleyball tournament at the SMART Araneta Coliseum, Saturday.
The Lady Falcons had to weather the Blue Eagles’ fiery comeback from 22-16 down, thanks to Bea Lomocso’s three aces and a successful challenge by coach Oliver Almadro.
With Adamson at match point, 24-23, Faith Nisperos went crosscourt but it was called out. The Blue Eagles then called for a ball in/ball out the challenge and were deemed successful to extend the third frame.
But Trisha Tubu and Lucille Almonte nailed back-to-back hits for the Lady Falcons sweep, extending their winning streak o three matches.
“We used the timeout, and then meron pa naman isang puntos bago sila mag tie so I’m trying to relay na walang pressure, lalaro lang, relax,” said Adamson head coach Jerry Yee on the endgame.
The Lady Falcons remained second at 7-2, a full game ahead of the University of Santo Tomas and National University, while also snapping the Blue Eagles’ two-game winning run to sink to 3-6.
This was also Adamson’s first elimination round head-to-head sweep of Ateneo since 2008-09 (Season 71).
The duo of Kate Santiago and Tubu was flexing anew with 18 and 17 points, respectively, with the former adding nine digs.