After six games in round 1 of the UAAP High School Division, the Adamson girls’ volleyball team earned an even 3-3 record to place third in the standings.
The Baby Falcons started their season with a thrilling five-set win against FEU, 15-25, 25-17, 19-25, 25-21, 15-10. The Baby Tamaraws surged to a 2-1 set lead heading into the fourth set. It was then when Adamson put on the work, winning a closely contested fourth set before clinching the match in the deciding fifth set.
The streak continued in the second game when the Baby Falcons did a quick work of the UPIS, 25-23, 25-4, 25-13. Adamson put its volleyball prowess on full display as all Baby Falcons played that game, with six of them scoring at least five points in the three-set match. Raisa Ricablanca led Adamson in scoring with nine markers.
The unbeaten record was halted when the girls from San Marcelino endured a three-game skid.
The losing streak started when Adamson conceded its first defeat with Nazareth School of National University sweeping the match, 23-25, 20-25, 18-25. Kate Santiago shined in the loss with eight points.
The Baby Falcons experienced another straight-set loss against UST, 20-25, 17-25, 17-25. It was then followed by a heartbreaking five-set loss against De La Salle-Zobel, 26-28, 21-25, 25-22, 25-7, 8-15. Adamson tried to claw their way back to the game after being down by two sets early in the game. The girls even took the first two points of the deciding set, only to concede the next 10 to the defending champions.
The Adamson girls’ volleyball team made sure that they end the first round on a high note, sweeping UE, 25-23, 25-18, 25-13. It was Kate Santiago who led the way anew for the Baby Falcons with 15 points built on 10 attacks, two blocks, and three aces. May Ann Nuique chipped in 11 points in the victory.
Adamson is currently locked on a three-way tie with DLS-Z Junior Lady Spikers and FEU Baby Tamaraws.
The Adamson girls’ volleyball team has been performing spectacularly this season. They are currently the third-best team in attacks and sets. They are also the best blocking team in the league thus far.
Nine Baby Falcons were included in the list of top scorers in the tournament. Kate Santiago led Adamson in scoring for the first six games. The fourth-best scorer in the league amassed a total of 71 points built on 51 attacks, eight blocks and 12 aces. Included in the top 25 scorers in the first round are Raisa Ricablanca, Kyla Cordora and May Ann Nuique, who scored 44, 39 and 33 markers each. Rounding out the top 50 scorers are Maria Rochelle Lalongisip, Trisha Gayle Tubu, Jen Kylene Villegas, Ayesha Juegos, and Jaochen Ghail Cuenca. In addition, Cuenca and Von Aleina Dimaculangan were hailed as the fifth and sixth best setters in the first round, respectively.