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AdU, UST eye hot starts in PVL semis

 

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA

 

Top seed Adamson and second-ranked University of Santo Tomas hope to gain head starts when they clash with their respective rivals today in the semis round of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at The Arena in San Juan City.

The Lady Falcons also stake their unbeaten record when they clash with No. 4 University of the Philippines Lady Maroons at 2 p.m., while second-ranked Tigresses collide with dangerous Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws at 4 p.m.

FEU and College of St. Benilde dispute the remaining semis slot in men’s division beginning at 10 a.m.
The winning squad will face the top-ranked National University Bulldogs in the semis. The other semis pairing pit the UST Tigers against the Adamson Falcons.

Focus, however, is on the Lady Falcons, who are out to extend their winning run to eight games – not to mention a repeat of their first round win over the Lady Maroons.

Led by Eli Soyud, Mary Joy Dacoron and Bernadette Flora, the Lady Falcons of coach Air Padda beat the Lady Maroons, 25-22, 19-25, 25-23, 26-24, last Aug. 12.

Padda will once again rely on their defense as they emerged No. 1 in the blocking, digging and receiving departments – reasons why they topped the elims unbeaten.

Another good reason for Adamson’s early success is Soyud’s inspired showing.

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