Finals. Game 1
Photos from a good man Joey Villaluz.
Both coaches are confident. It was a roller coaster ride for Adamson before they landed in the court fighting for the finals. Drums beating from both schools giving more intensity to the game. Adamson scored first yet Maiza (Aiza+Maizo) hit things up by her solid blocks, showing off why she was the best blocker last conference. Angela Benting, the team captain of the flying ladies continues to amaze me with her superb high leaps equating to UST’s height advantage. Side note: Angela or
Adamson waddly started this set while both team captains seem to have bad hair day. Turing things around, it's Adamson’s veteran Jill Gustillo and beginner acting like a veteran Pau Soriano creating damage to UST’s offense by building a wall on top of the net saying, “no balls from tigers allowed” Indeed, both are successful as Benting gradually getting her groove back on the later half with her “off the block” intelligent attacks. Another falcon soaring high, fresh from the bench Hiponia, the serve specialist scored 3 straight aces. Although Roxanne Pimentel, famously called as "ate Rox" tried to stop falcons through her blocks and famous running attacks it wasn’t enough, Adamson owned the second set 19-25
A rumble on the 3rd set! Maiza, still not on her element, getting frustrated seeing her team playing the game of Adamson. Meantime Maru is back in the game replacing Judy Ann Caballejo and tall setter Rhea Dimaculangan successfully and consecutively denying Angela Benting scoring some points, In the end it’s the 34 year old Philippine Volleyball National Hero Roxanne Pimentel scores the set point 22-25, UST.
Although you can see in the photo that it’s a skirmish against