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    Adamson Falcons down NU Bulldogs to force rubber match for spot in UAAP volleyball finals

    Apr 17, 2016
    Coach Domingo Cutodio was so happy after the win he couldn't remember all the pre-game pointers he gave the Falcons. Dante Peralta

    ADAMSON forced a deciding match for a spot in the UAAP volleyball finals, downing twice-to-beat National University, 23-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-22, on Saturday at the MOA Arena.

    Dave Pletado scored 16 points and Jerome Sarmiento chipped in 14 points for No. 3 seed Soaring Falcons, who looks to complete the upset when the two teams clash again on Wednesday.

    Skipper Michael Sudaria added 13 points and Paolo Pablico chipped in with 11 for Adamson, stunning National U, which swept their elimination-round encounters.

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

    [See Marck Espejo, Ysay Marasigan lead way as Ateneo whips UP to reach UAAP volleyball finals]

    “Siguro, sa akin, prayers,” said Adamson coach Domeng Custodio. “Pangalawa, ngayon lang ako nagkaroon ng kumpyansa masyado sa players ko parang, kanina kung nakikita ninyo, palagi akong nakatawa.”

    “Sabi ko kasi sa mga bata, ’di bale matalo basta lumalaban lang, may fight lang mayroong puso, talino at saka… nakalimutan ko na kasi excited ako eh,” said Custodio.

    “Hindi ko akalain, siguro pati ang mga bata hindi akalain basta naglaro lang sila kasi wala naman talaga imposible eh, bilog pa rin naman ang bola.”

    “First round and second round tinalo nila kami ng napaka dali tapos ngayon tinalo din namin sila ng napakadali sana sa susunod mas lalo pa namin pagbubutihan.”

    Madzlan Gampong scored 20 points, James Natividad had 18 points and Francis Saura had 10.

     

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    Coach Domingo Cutodio was so happy after the win he couldn't remember all the pre-game pointers he gave the Falcons. Dante Peralta
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