FAR Eastern University (FEU) defeated erstwhile-unbeaten Adamson University, 15-25, 25-19, 21-25, 25-23, 17-15, on Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Collegiate Conference at the Arena in San Juan City.
The Tamaraws stayed composed in the fourth and fifth sets to steal the win and handed the Falcons’ first defeat in five outings.
John Paul Bugaoan was a man on fire for FEU, erupting with 26 points on 16 kills, eight of the team’s 16 blocks and a pair of service aces.
Skipper Redijohn Paler scored 17 and Peter Quiel added 14 points as the Tamaraws scored their second straight win. Raymond Bautista added nine markers, while setter Kris Silang made 30 excellent sets.
“Natutunan nila kumapit. 'Yung experience hindi ko matuturo 'yun eh, pero 'yung binigay na game ng Adamson, napakaganda. So, I hope natutunan talaga ng team ko kumapit, hindi tsamba,” said FEU coach Rey Diaz.
“Magandang exposure sa mga bata at the same time magandang preparation kasi malalaman namin na if we are on the right track.”
“Sa ngayon, nahihirapan pa sila pero so far, nakakapag adjust bawat isa. At tsaka maganda yung pinapakitang reaction ng bawat isa. Ginagawa nila ay chinachallenge nila yung bawat isa kasi bawat isa gustong mag-improve,” he added.
The Tams survived 31 errors in the match, rising to the solo fifth place with a 2-2 win-loss record. They another unbeaten team National University (3-0) at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
Paolo Pablico’s had 29 points and 10 digs, while George Labang had 16 hits for Adamson, which slid to 4-1.
The Falcons try to bounce back against league leader UST Tiger Spikers (4-0) on Saturday 9 a.m.