Lady Falcons fall to FEU in SSL battle for bronze

Date Posted: November 17, 2023 at 04:28 PM

The Lady Falcons failed to repeat their feat last year as they succumbed to Far Eastern University, 18-25, 16-25, 25-16, 25-21, 7-15, in Game 2 of the Bronze Medal Match of the Shakey’s Super League (SSL) Pre-Season Championship Season 2 held November 11 at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. 

Adamson surrendered the first two sets of the match but was able to recover just in time to send the game to another deciding set. 

The San Marcelino-based team dropped the Game 1 of the series in another the same fashion, a five-set thriller which ended in a 20-25, 19-25, 25-12, 25-14, 12-15 defeat. 

The Lady Falcons tried to force a Game 3 but the power hitting of FEU rookie foreign student athlete Faida Bakanke was just too much for JP Yude’s wards. 

Bakanke led a 14-3 run for FEU after being downn 1-4 in the final set to seal third place for the Morayta crew. 

Rookie Red Bascon led the Lady Falcons with 12 points, while Lucille Almonte had 10 markers including two aces. 

A silver lining for the Lady Falcons’ campaign was middle blocker Lorene Toring being hailed as tournament 2nd Best Middle Blocker.