The Adamson Lady Falcons made quite a splash in their first salvo in the UAAP Season 85 Women’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

In just over an hour, the San Marcelino squad dismantled the hapless University of the East to barge into the win column, 25-19, 25-9, 25-5.

But while to some, this is a good display of the team’s capabilities, Adamson head coach Jerry Yee is cautious of overconfidence.

“Nothing to comment at. Nothing convincing about it. Maybe sa next game we can gauge more,” Yee told Akari Sports.

Outside hitter Lucille Almonte, however, provided a buzzworthy performance as she sizzled on both offense and defense, making her the top pick by the panel as Player of the Game.

Almonte tallied 12 points off 10 kills and two blocks with eight excellent digs from 12 attempts (66% success rate) to boot.

“Lucille had a little bit more time to strengthen her leg (this season). She did come from an ACL injury,” Yee shared, talking about Almonte’s debacle last season.

“We’ll continue to work her out,” he added.

Rookie Trisha Tubu debuted with the second-best stat line in the team with 11 points from eight attacks, two services aces, and a block.

Team captain Louie Romero, who contributed 14 excellent sets and four points, made sure to utilize her other attackers as Kate Santiago and Lorene Toring came up with seven and five markers, respectively.

Even Ayesha Juegos, who proved to be a worthy stringer in the opposite position during the off-season, shined off the bench versus the Lady Warriors with seven points of her own.

The hope, Yee said, is to have as deep a bench as possible.

“Trying to improve as much players as you can only helps the program,” he said. “Scrimmages are better (because of it). Vary drills and exercises. You raise the practice level and vice versa.”

“Better players, better practice. Better practice, better players.”

The Lady Falcons will get three days to prepare for their collision with defending champion National University on March 1, 10AM, at the same venue.

On what he expects from the match-up, Yee closed by saying: “NU has a lot of advantages. We just hope to make a dent.”