UAAP Volleyball: Atenio Faith resists Adamson 31 points behind Nisperos

Atenio Blue Eagles celebrated a five-set victory over Adamson.  UAAP pictures

Atenio Blue Eagles UAAP celebrated a five-set victory over Adamson in women’s volleyball. UAAP pictures

MANILA, Philippines – Faith Nisperos came up with a career-high 31 points as he beat Atenio Adamson 24-26, 25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 19-17 to claim fourth place in the UAAP Season 84 women’s singles. Volleyball tournament at Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday.

Nisperos threw 26 attacks, four aces and a block in a tough match of two hours and 56 minutes to beat Adamson in a tough fight, where both teams combined for a total of 82 errors.

The Blue Eagles’ top scorer nailed a back row attack to lead his team to 14-12 on match points. But Trisha Genesis wants to give back to Lady Falcons and even get Adamson back to the lead twice in match points, 16-15, before Vanny Gandler tied, and 17-16.

However, Riza Cruz made a back-to-back error that put Atenio ahead 18-17, followed by a significant miscommunication between the Lady Falcons that easily gave up the win to the Blue Eagles, who advanced to 7-5 or a single fourth place. Place

“I think all my players are ahead. We just have to play properly. When we play in tension, we tend to make mistakes. We must be fundamentally healthy. We have to do well in everything, “said Atenio coach Oliver Almadro.

“There is nothing special, nothing spectacular. I just asked our players, since we were skeptical, but we are getting our trust and we are getting our confidence. “

Nisperos also had 22 excellent receptions. Vanny Gandler made 14 kills for 15 points, including 11 digs, while Erica Ragas added 14 points as Atenio won four of his five second-round matches to bolster his chances of a final four.

Its Jaza Maraguinot delivered 24 excellent sets, as Libero Roma Doromal secured the floor with 29 excellent receptions and 19 digs.

Adamson dropped to 6-6 in fifth place, dropping 42 errors in the match that ruined his balanced attack and return to the fourth set.

Genesis picked up Lady Falcons with 16 points. Alia Mars played her best game of the season with 15 points. Riza Cruz and Lauren Torring gave their team 12 points for six blocks, while Lucille Almonte again converted from Libero to Spyker, losing 10 points and 11 digs.

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