Adamson cruised to the Final Four with an easy 25-21, 25-18, 25-15 win over Arellano in the Shakey’ Super League (SSL) Collegiate Pre-Season Championship quarterfinals over the weekend at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila.
All players, except for the liberos, contributed offensively as the Lady Falcons maximized their win-once bonus to make a return trip to the semis of the event backed by Mikasa, Eurotel, Victory Liner, Summit Bottle Water and Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken.
Adamson, which finished third in the inaugural season, found no trouble replicating its feat in only 83 minutes with 13 players scoring led by Maria Rochelle Lalongisip’s eight points.
Ayesha Juegos, Jen Villegas and Antonette Adolfo chipped in seven points each, skipper Lucille Almonte had five while Lorence Toring and Jimy Jean Jamili added five points apiece.
The Lady Falcons will face reigning champion and undefeated National University, which also made short work of the University of the East with a 25-19, 25-21, 25-23 win in the other quarterfinal pairing.
Also barging into the Final Four was Far Eastern University after trouncing Ateneo, 25-19, 25-18, 25-18, to arrange a knockout semifinal match against either NCAA champion College of St. Benilde or University of Santo Tomas.
St. Benilde forced a deciding game against UST, equipped with a twice-to-beat advantage, in their quarterfinal duel after a thrilling 25-22, 23-25, 18-25, 25-23, 15-11 win.
The rubber match is set this Saturday at the same venue.
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