FAR Eastern University and Adamson battle for the third and last time this conference with a spot int eh Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference finals at stake Monday at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.
The Lady Falcons gave away 43 points to the Lady Tamaraws on errors, helping FEU take the second match of the best-of-three semifinals, according to Adamson coach Airess Padda.
“We had too many errors and you’re not gonna be able to win games like that,” said Padda.
The winner will dispute the title with National U, which advanced to the finals by completing a semis sweep with a five-set win over Arellano University.
The Lady Falcons looked headed to matching that feat but committed crucial errors, including two in the clutch that enabled the Lady Tams to extend the series in the league backed by Mikasa and Asics.
“It’s pretty simple, we helped FEU win,” said Padda.
But FEU coach George Pascua said the Lady Tamaraws deserve credit.
“We always make adjustments on each game, particularly on the position of our strikers. I always want to see my players’ potential for them to become effective,” said Pascua.
The Lady Tams and Falcons settle the issue at 6:30 p.m.
FEU and Adamson are playing without their ace spikers with Bernadeth Pons, together with Kyla Atienza, bannering the Lady Tams’ campaign in the UAAP beach volley and the Lady Falcons missing injured Jema Galanza.
But the likes of Czarina Carandang, Toni Rose Basas, Jeanette Villareal, Jerrili Malabanan, liberos Celine Domingo and Ria Duremdes and setter Kyle Negrito have stepped up for FEU, the same way Christine Soyud, rookie sensation Chiara Permentilla, May Roque, Joy Dacoron, Lea-Ann Perez, libero Jellie Tempiatura and playmaker Fenela Emnas are taking the cudgels for the Lady Falcons.
Ateneo and UST battle for a finals seat in the men’s side at 3:30 p.m.
The Tigers stopped the undermanned Eagles on Saturday to force a rubber match.
FEU took the first finals slot by repeating over National U.