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Lady Falcons sweep Engineers

Lady Falcon Jellie Tempiatura nudges teammate Jessica Galanza as she prepares to return a shot against the Lady Engineers in their game yesterday in the PVL Collegiate League at the San Juan Arena. Waiting for action at right is Lea Ann Perez. KJ ROSALES

MANILA, Philippines — Adamson University ripped hapless Technological Institute of the Philippines, 25-12, 25-14, 25-13, to stretch its perfect run to three in Group B in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan yesterday.

Jema Galanza fired 18 points she spiked with 11 digs and five excellent receptions while Joy Dacoron added 12 markers for the Lady Falcons who remained the sole unbeaten squad in their group.

Fenela Emnas orchestrated AdU’s attacks with 23 excellent sets.

The Lady Engineers slipped to 0-3.

AdU rained hits on TIP, connecting with 44 swings while facing little opposition from the Lady Engineers who only mustered 19 spikes.

Led by Galanza’s six aces, the Lady Falcons also fed on the poor service reception of TIP, landing 12 from the service line, seven more than the Lady Engineers.

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In men’s play, Marck Espejo and Gian Glorioso combined for 25 points as Ateneo blasted University of the Philippines, 25-18, 25-18, 25-18, to stay unscathed in five matches and secure a semifinal seat.

The Maroons slid to their second straight loss for a 1-3 card.

Meanwhile, La Salle pounced on San Beda in the last two sets, 25-16, 23-25, 25-16, 32-30, to score back-to-back victories and improve to 3-2.

The Green Spikers stayed at third behind pacesetting Blue Eagles and Far Eastern University (3-1).

Cris Dumago (23 points), Raymark Woo (19) and Arjay Onia (16) teamed up for the Green Spikers as they shoved the Red Spikers to a 1-3 slate and a share of sixth and seventh spots with UP.

Meanwhile, Ateneo also posted a straight-set win over Lyceum but needed strong finishes in all frames to complete a 25-23, 25-20, 25-20 victory in the second game.

The Lady Eagles actually yielded the spiking duel, 26-36, but made up for this with their hustle and solid stint on the service box, producing 12 aces, including three each from Deanna Wong and Bea de Leon as they stayed in the semis hunt with a 2-1 card.

National University shook off a slow start and withstood the tough challenge posed by Far Eastern University as it subdued the Lady Tamaraws, 22-25, 28-26, 29-27, 25-22, to notch its third straight win in as many games and wrest the solo lead in Group A.

FEU, meanwhile, absorbed its first loss for joint second and third with Ateneo at 2-1.

Jaja Santiago unloaded 22 kills.  


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