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La Salle, Adamson try again

THE Adamson Falcons and the La Salle Lady Spikers get another chance to make it to the finals of the 78th University Athletic Association of the Philippines Volleyball Tournament.

The Falcons take on the National University Bulldogs at 2 p.m. today in a rubber match for the second finals berth in the men’s division at the Mall of Asia Arena after forcing a deciding match when they turned back the twice-to-beat NU Bulldogs,  23-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-22, in their Final Four encounter Saturday.

In that game, Dave Pletado scored 16 points and Jerome Sarmiento chipped in 14 points for the  Soaring Falcons.

Defending champion  Ateneo earlier secured a finals’ spot with a straight-sets win over University of the Philippines.

In the women’s side, the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraw seek to keep their finals hopes alive when they take on the Lady Spikers for the second time in the Final Four. 

The Lady Tamaraws fought back from two sets down to beat the Lady Spikers,  15-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-21, 16-14, on Sunday. 

Third-year outside hitter Bernadeth Pons, who  led the attack for the Lady Tamaraws with 20 points, is expected to take charge again.

The winner will face the Ateneo Lady Eagles in the women’s finals.

 

Topics: Adamson Falcons , La Salle Lady Spikers , 78th University Athletic Association of the Philippines Volleyball Tournament
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