Adamson shoots for four-peat in UAAP softball


Posted at Feb 20 2014 08:36 PM | Updated as of Feb 21 2014 04:36 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The Adamson Lady Falcons will go for their third “four-peat” in the last 16 seasons and a 13th overall UAAP softball crown in Game 2 of the Season 76 Finals Friday against National University (NU) at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Adamson University has not lost since yielding an 8-3 decision to University of Santo Tomas in February 13, 2010. A victory in tomorrow’s game extends their winning streak to an astonishing 48 games.

The Lady Falcons coach, Ana Santiago, refuses to see beyond today’s match however even as history beckons for her team.

“We don’t want to be complacent, and we have to make adjustments, especially in the early innings,” said Santiago.

In Game 1 last Tuesday, the Lady Falcons needed a grand slam homer outside the fence from Clariz Palma to break loose from a 3-3 tie at the bottom of the sixth inning.

They eventually gathered momentum and scored an 11-3 abbreviated triumph.

NU coach Saki Bacarisas, on the other hand, remained hopeful about their chances, saying his girls could still overhaul the 0-1 deficit in the Finals series.

Adamson actually holds a thrice-to-beat advantage over NU by virtue of sweeping the elimination round, meaning they will only have to win twice to remain champions.

“Kung sino pa ang hindi inaasahan, ‘yun pa ang tumama para sa Adamson,” said Bacarisas. “Nandoon kami sa laro. It just so happened na nandoon ang breaks sa kanila.”