Published on February 25th, 2018 | by Cheska Erfe-Mejia0
Green Spikers shoot down Soaring Falcons in four sets
The De La Salle Green Spikers claimed their third win of the season after defeating the Adamson Soaring Falcons in four sets, 25-20, 25-15, 24-26, 25-22, in the UAAP Season 80 Men’s Volleyball Tournament yesterday at the FilOil Arena in San Juan.
Raymark Woo, Cris Dumago, and John Delos Reyes showed off their blocking skills in the first set. Adamson got aggressive as they tried to get ahead of La Salle but Keiffer Reyes and Arjay Onia denied their efforts. Reyes closes the first set with a block, 25-20.
Delos Reyes started off the second set by rejecting Adamson’s attempt to score. The Soaring Falcons committed multiple mistakes with service errors and net touches. Woo ended a long rally with an attack from the back row thus giving La Salle a seven point advantage. An attack from Delos Reyes sealed the second set, 25-15.
The Green Spikers and Soaring Falcons were neck-and-neck in the third set. Adamson stepped up as Miranda’s attacks went through the blocks of La Salle. Onia’s attacks pushed the team to their match point, 24-21. Due to a service error from Dumago, the Soaring Falcons were able to extend the set. Adamson snatched the third set with an attack from Pablico, 24-26.
The Taft-based squad emerged victorious despite having errors all throughout the fourth set, 25-22.
Onia was awarded as player of the game with 22 points. The Green Spikers will face the defending UAAP Men’s Volleyball Champions, the Ateneo Blue Spikers, on March 3 at the MOA Arena.