NO team has been as dominant in its sport in the UAAP than the Adamson Lady Falcons softball team.
The Lady Falcons have amassed a winning streak not seen in other UAAP sports, piling up 39 straight victories that dates back to 2010.
On Saturday, Adamson can make it 40 as it goes up against Ateneo at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.
The Lady Falcons are expected to breeze past a team that has just won one game this season going into Saturday’s match-up to wrap up first round hostilities.
But Adamson coach Ana Santiago said they don't take any game for granted despite being the league champions for the past three seasons.
“Walang mahina diyan. Every game, different story. Ibigay ninyo ang lahat,” said Santiago.
“Ang importante lang, manalo kami ng manalo. Hindi namin iniisip ‘yung history. Basta ang importante, mag-champion kami,” said Santiago.
Adamson definitely has talent with players also seeing action for the Philippine Blu Girls which Santiago also coaches. Its star is Rizza Bernardino, who was named UAAP Athlete of the Year and member of the world champion Manila big league softball team in 2012.
University of Santo Tomas coach Sandy Barredo said Adamson is definitely in a class of its own in UAAP softball.
“Most of them are in the national team, paano mo sila tatalunin,” Barredo admitted.
Aside from players, Barredo said the Adamson softball team also has a good training program starting with holding practices everyday at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.
Barredo said UST as well as other schools simply can't match Adamson’s commitment to softball.
“Kaya namin tapatan ‘yung training program pero sa amin kasi, hindi priority ang softball. Our schedule is Monday, Wednesday, Friday for four hours sa field pero minsan nagiging three nalang dahil sa PE,” said Barredo.
“Pero ang Adamson, they practice sa Rizal Memorial every afternoon,” said Barredo.
Currently, UST sits in second place with a 4-1 record, its lone loss coming at the hands of Adamson. But its head coach is resigned to the fact that second place is the only thing up for grabs in Season 76 softball.
“Maybe next year, different story na because some of their players are graduating. Medyo magiging balanse na next year,” said Barredo.