ADAMSON DISMANTLES LA SALLE-ZOBEL FOR BOUNCE-BACK WIN
If the way the Adamson Baby Falcons opened the second round of the UAAP Season 85 Girls’ Volleyball Tournament is any indication, they have already moved on and moved forward from the tough loss handed to them by defending champ Nazareth School of National University last week.
Revitalized after a six-day break, the San Marcelino squad dismantled De La Salle – Zobel Tuesday morning at Paco Arena, 25-14, 25-11, 25-10.
With five wins in six outings, the Baby Falcons retain the second spot in the team standings, still on the hunt for both a slot in the semis and an all-important twice-to-beat advantage.
Looking back on the loss to NSNU, Adamson head coach JP Yude shares: “May mga lapses kami. Nag-warmup kami hindi pa pala nagsa-start ‘yung game before ours. Pasimula palang game nila, nasa kalagitnaan na kami ng warmup. Napaaga.”
This, however, is no excuse for the head coach and his wards.
After snatching the tightly-contested opening frame against the Junior Lady Bullpups, Adamson played sluggish and never recovered.
“Importante naman natuto kaming lahat. Hindi lang mga bata. Pati kaming mga coaches, may natutunan kami and we’re happy na nakita ‘yun sa game against Zobel,” Yude said.
True enough, the Baby Falcons were relentless from start to finish, completely overpowering DLSZ on both offense and defense.
Team Captain Shaina Nitura once again showcased her wide array of attacking options from sharp kills to drop balls from the back row to put the team’s campaign back on the right track.
But there is absolutely no room for complacency, according to Yude, as squads are starting to successfully scout one another.
“Sa blocking kailangan namin ayusin. Nakikita na ng teams na may butas kami dun kaya tatrabahuhin namin. Kaya naman namin kunin sa depensa sa ilalim pero not all the time,” Yude said.
Adamson will face third seed FEU Thursday, 12:30PM, at the same venue.