Lady Fal­cons sweep En­gi­neers

The Philippine Star - - SPORTS - By KRISTINA VIL­LANUEVA

Adam­son Uni­ver­sity ripped hap­less Tech­no­log­i­cal In­sti­tute of the Philip­pines, 25-12, 25-14, 25-13, to stretch its per­fect run to three in Group B in the Premier Vol­ley­ball League Col­le­giate Con­fer­ence at the Filoil Fly­ing V Cen­tre in San Juan yes­ter­day.

Jema Galanza fired 18 points she spiked with 11 digs and five ex­cel­lent re­cep­tions while Joy Da­coron added 12 mark­ers for the Lady Fal­cons who re­mained the sole un­beaten squad in their group.

Fenela Em­nas or­ches­trated AdU’s at­tacks with 23 ex­cel­lent sets.

The Lady En­gi­neers slipped to 0-3.

AdU rained hits on TIP, con­nect­ing with 44 swings while fac­ing lit­tle op­po­si­tion from the Lady En­gi­neers who only mus­tered 19 spikes.

Led by Galanza’s six aces, the Lady Fal­cons also fed on the poor ser­vice re­cep­tion of TIP, land­ing 12 from the ser­vice line, seven more than the Lady En­gi­neers.

In men’s play, Marck Espejo and Gian Glo­rioso com­bined for 25 points as Ate­neo blasted Uni­ver­sity of the Philip­pines, 25-18, 25-18, 25-18, to stay un­scathed in five matches and se­cure a semi­fi­nal seat.

The Ma­roons slid to their sec­ond straight loss for a 1-3 card.

Mean­while, La Salle pounced on San Beda in the last two sets, 25-16, 2325, 25-16, 32-30, to score back-to-back vic­to­ries and im­prove to 3-2.

The Green Spik­ers stayed at third be­hind pace­set­ting Blue Ea­gles and Far East­ern Uni­ver­sity (3-1).

Cris Du­mago (23 points), Ray­mark Woo (19) and Ar­jay Onia (16) teamed up for the Green Spik­ers as they shoved the Red Spik­ers to a 1-3 slate and a share of sixth and sev­enth spots with UP.

Mean­while, Ate­neo also posted a straight-set win over Lyceum but needed strong fin­ishes in all frames to com­plete a 25-23, 25-20, 25-20 vic­tory in the sec­ond game.

The Lady Ea­gles ac­tu­ally yielded the spik­ing duel, 26-36, but made up for this with their hus­tle and solid stint on the ser­vice box, pro­duc­ing 12 aces, in­clud­ing three each from Deanna Wong and Bea de Leon as they stayed in the semis hunt with a 2-1 card.

Na­tional Uni­ver­sity shook off a slow start and with­stood the tough chal­lenge posed by Far East­ern Uni­ver­sity as it sub­dued the Lady Ta­ma­raws, 22-25, 28-26, 29-27, 25-22, to notch its third straight win in as many games and wrest the solo lead in Group A.

FEU, mean­while, ab­sorbed its first loss for joint sec­ond and third with Ate­neo at 2-1.

Jaja San­ti­ago un­loaded 22 kills.

KJ ROSALES

Lady Fal­con Jel­lie Tem­piatura nudges team­mate Jes­sica Galanza as she pre­pares to re­turn a shot against the Lady En­gi­neers in their game yes­ter­day in the PVL Col­le­giate League at the San Juan Arena. Wait­ing for ac­tion at right is Lea Ann Perez.

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