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UAAP girls’ volleyball: Adamson beats De La Salle, sets up showdown with UST in stepladder

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Adamson University ended De La Salle-Zobel’s reign 25-20, 25-21, 25-14 to advance to the next phase of  UAAP season 82 girls’ volleyball stepladder at Paco Arena Wednesday.

Adamson's May Nuique, rightmost, celebrate with her teammates during UAAP season 82 girls' volleyball stepladder matchup with De La Salle-Zobel. (UAAP Images)

Adamson’s May Nuique, right, celebrates with her teammates during UAAP Season 82 girls’ volleyball stepladder matchup with De La Salle-Zobel. (UAAP Images)

Middle blocker May Nuique led the Baby Falcons with 14 points on eight attacks and four blocks while Kate Santiago contributed 13 kills and 11 digs.

Up next for Adamson is twice-to-beat University of Santo Tomas on Sunday at the Blue Eagle Gym.

National University-Nazareth School is in the best-of-three Finals after sweeping all 12 elimination round matches.

“Marami pa ring errors eh pero masaya ako kasi naniniwala na yung mga bata sa sarili nila na kaya nilang manalo,” said Baby Falcons coach Lerma Giron.

Adamson built an 11-point lead in the third frame after scoring five consecutive points, 20-9, to put the game away.

With the Junior Lady Spikers closing in in the second frame, 21-22, the Baby Falcons put the finishing run with three consecutive points off two hits by Santiago and a service ace by Nuique, for the 2-0 set lead.

Irah Jaboneta paced De La Salle-Zobel with 11 points while Gerzel Petallo and Ysabel Gamboa chipped in 10 markers apiece.

Angel Canino sat out the game, citing an undisclosed injury.

The Junior Lady Spikers committed 26 errors, including 11 in the third set.

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