Adamson grabs share of lead as NU recovers from shock loss

Beatrice Go
The Falcons roll to their second straight win while the defending champion Bulldogs bounce back against the Warriors

STRONG START. Adamson Falcons captain Paolo Pablico comes up for a block against Geraint Bacon. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The Adamson Falcons finished off the De La Salle Spikers in 4 sets, 25-21, 23-25, 25-19, 25-17, to nab a share of the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament lead on Saturday, February 23, at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

Adamson improved to 2-0 while La Salle remained winless in two games.

Paolo Pablico (18), George Labang (17) and Mark Alvarez (16) combined for 51 points while Carlo Jimenez made 39 excellent sets and 7 digs to overpower the La Salle Spikers. 

La Salle captain Chris Dumago emerged as the lone double-digit scorer as he led the team with 18 points in the losing effort.

Earlier, the National University (NU) Bulldogs bounced back from an upset opening-game loss to trounce the University of the East (UE) Red Warriors in straight sets, 25-13, 25-18, 25-18. 

Bryan Bagunas, the Season 80 Finals MVP, erupted for 24 points to power NU to its first win of the season. 

Cliford Inoferio tallied 8 points for the Red Warriors, who were limited to only 31 points from scoring skills.

Both teams wound up with identical 1-1 records. – Rappler.com

 

 

 

Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.