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Nitura stars in Adamson’s flying start to Shakey’s GVIL

By Vaseline May30,2024
Nitura stars in Adamson’s flying start to Shakey’s GVIL

Adamson and La Salle-Lipa both defeated their opponents for the solo lead in their respective pools in the 2024 Shakey’s Girls Volleyball Invitational League (GVIL) Thursday at Arellano University-Taft Gym.

The Lady Baby Falcons capitalized on the momentum from their opening day win and defeated Holy Rosary College 25-22, 25-23 for a 2-0 win-loss record in Pool D.

Adamson, the reigning UAAP champion, emerged from a six-point gap in the opening set with a huge 11-2 closing rally before staving off Holy Rosary’s comeback attempt in the second frame.

UAAP Season 86 MVP Shaina Nitura held the Lady Baby Falcons together in the tough 59-minute encounter, finishing with seven points, all from kills, while Samantha Cantada and Abegail Segui combined for 11 markers.

Shaina Nitura held Adamson together when it mattered most

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With the score tied at 23 in the second set, Segui hit a thunderous kill down the line to push Adamson to match point. The Lady Baby Falcons then closed the door on Christel De Guzman to close out the game.

Alexadra Libra had five points, while Jasmine Ramos had four for Holy Rosary, throwing away a 20-14 lead in the first set.

La Salle-Lipa remains spotless

Meanwhile, the Green Stallions defeated Chiang Kai-Shek College 25-16, 25-22 for back-to-back wins in Pool A.

Raizah Mamailao scored 10 of her game-high 11 points on attacks, while Althea Sumague and Vida Caringal had eight and seven markers respectively for La Salle-Lipa, which moved closer to securing a place in the quarterfinals.

“Definitely, it helps a lot in achieving our second victory kasi nga, top two lang ‘yung papasok. Mahirap matalo so dapat wala talaga, so I am very happy with our victory,” said Green Stallions coach Imelda Mendoza.

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The Blue Dragons failed to capitalize on their win over defending champion California Academy on Wednesday, ending up at 1-1. Shamira Pantoja had nine points, while Sachie Tud and Gwyneth Mangao had four each for CKSC.

Other entries in the win column

In the other Pool A match, Bethel Academy bounced back from an opening day loss with a 25-14, 25-9, thrashing of the debuting LPU.

It took the Bethelites just 43 minutes to get the Junior Lady Pirates behind Shane Reterta’s 10 points.

Last year’s third seed Bacolod Tay Tung then started his Pool C campaign on the right foot after outlasting UST, 24-26, 25-23, 25-20, on Wednesday.

On the other hand, De La Salle Zobel defeated the previous edition’s runner-up Naga College Foundation, also in a come-from-behind manner, 23-25, 25-20, 29-27.

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