ADAMSON University ended a three-match skid as it kept University of the Philippines winless, 22-25, 25-16, 25-21, 25-18, on Sunday in the UAAP Season 81 volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Falcons leaned on Leo Miranda, Paolo Pablico and Mark Alvarez as they regained their winning ways for a 4-3 win-loss record, tied for third with Ateneo.
Miranda had 18 points and 14 excellent receptions. Pablico chipped in 17 points, highlighted by five blocks, while Alvarez also finished with 17 markers.
UP’s John Millete had 20 points, Nicolo Consuelo added 15 and Gian San Pascual scored nine for the Maroons, which suffered its seventh loss.
Meanwhile, cellar-dwelling University of the East stunned University of Sto. Tomas, 27-25, 24-26, 25-22, 18-25, 17-15.
UE scored its second win in seven matches.
“Hinihintay ko lang talagang pumasok si Lloyd. Mas malaking factor sa amin si Lloyd kapag nasa loob kasi yung height advantage na yung labanan,” said UE coach Victor Turing.
“Mas malaki yung blockings namin, para hindi pumasok yung bola sa amin. Mas may harang kami. Hinihintay ko lang na kapitan, makapasok lang si Lloyd, siguro ito sa amin ito."
Josafat showed the way for UE with 16 points from 11 attacks and five blocks, while Al-John Abalon added 13 hits as they took advantage of UST’s season-worst 50 errors.
UST dropped to 3-4 at fifth place despite the 30-point effort of Manuel Medina and Jayvee Sumagaysay‘s 17 markers.