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Winged Lady Falcons

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Games Saturday
(Smart Araneta Coliseum)
8 a.m. – NU vs Ateneo (men’s)
10 a.m. – FEU vs UST (men’s)
12 noon – UST vs NU (women’s)
4 p.m. – Ateneo vs La Salle (w)

Adamson University just wouldn’t give up without a fight.

The Lady Falcons finally snapped their long-time dry spell as they thrashed the University of the East Lady Warriors, 25-15, 25-19, 25-15, yesterday to end their UAAP women’s volleyball tournament campaign on a high note.

Coming off with a morale-shattering 13-game losing streak since the start of the season, Adamson did not take its last match for granted to dominate the 71-minute match.

American Coach Airess Padda was full praises for her stalwarts, saying that it didn’t matter if they finished the season tied at the cellar with a 1-13 win-loss record with UE.

“This one victory feels like 10 wins for me,” said Padda, who took over the squad just 10 months ago.

“We haven’t been playing consistent volleyball this season. There were bright moments, some little spurts, but (today), I’m just glad that they gave their best effort,” she added.

Though out of the Final Four races weeks before, Adamson showed its thirst for victory by dominating the attack line, 36-24, and taking advantage of UE’s 30 errors.

They took a 17-9 lead in the third with Jessica Galanza bannering the offensive onslaught, and never looked back.

Adamson’s win, likewise, avenged its 25-22, 20-25, 25-17, 25-18 loss to UE in the first round last March 5 to make it doubly sweet.

Galanza, who missed a match a week before due to fatigue, returned with a solid game of 15 points including 13 kills, while Joy Dacoron added 10 points including nine hits.

Galanza also helped in their floor defense by adding 18 digs.

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