Lady Falcons end run of futility against Lady Maroons with dominant straight-sets win
Jema Galanza and the Lady Falcons make it two wins in three outings. Jerome Ascano

ADAMSON University scored its first victory over University of the Philippines in three years UAAP women’s volleyball, posting a 25-9, 27-25, 25-20, rout on Wednesday at The Arena in San Juan.

Mylene Paat had 15 points, including eight of the team’s 17 service aces as the Lady Falcons notched their second win in three outings.

Skipper Jema Galanza scored 14, Joy Dacoron added 11 and Chiara Permentilla added 10 points for Adamson, who took third spot behind National University (3-0) and La Salle (2-0).

The Lady Falcons posted their first win over the Lady Maroons since the elimination round of Season 77.

“It's a huge accomplishment, it feels good, obviously,” said Adamson coach Air Padda. “Last year was really, really rough for us, and only winning one game, it was hard.”

“And so, getting our second win in UAAP Season 80 is, I guess, we've already exceeded our record from last year. It feels good.

“It shows there's been improvement in our program and our team is not a pushover team like last year. We can actually compete,” she added.

The Lady Falcons, who scored eight service aces in the first set, enjoyed a 17-4 lead in the first set before it ballooned to 22-7.

The Lady Maroons erased a five-point deficit to move ahead, 19-18, but the Lady Falcons quickly recovered.

Team captain Diana Carlos scored 12 for UP, which slid to joint sixth at 1-2 with University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo.


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