Games Thursday

The Arena, San Juan

2 p.m. - FEU vs NU

4 p.m. - Adamson vs Ateneo

6 p.m. - San Sebastian vs Lyceum

ADAMSON University joined fiercest rival San Sebastian-Excelroof in the semifinal phase of the Shakey's V-League Season 7 second conference as they blanked Lyceum at the Arena in San Juan Sunday night.

Showing great poise in 72 minutes of action, the streaking Lady Falcons tied the Lady Stags at the helm at 8-2 after sweeping Lyceum, 25-15, 25-19 and 25-17.

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Three members of the San Marcelino-based spikers registered double digits, led by team captain Angela Benting with 16 points, 14 coming from kills while former league MVP and guest player Nerissa Bautista adding 15 hits.

Guest player Michelle Laborte wound up 10 points while Paulina Soriano chipped in nine hits to power the Adamson squad, who neutralized Lyceum's Mary Jean Balse after knocking only 11 hits.

The sub-par performance is a complete turnaround from her personal-best of 37 points in their triumph against Ateneo the last time.

SSC earlier hammered a straight set victory over Far Eastern University, 25-22, 25-9, and 25-17 to earn the first Final Four slot.

The twin victories left two other berths wide open among Ateneo and Lyceum, ranked third (6-3) and fourth (5-4), respectively.

The Lady Eagles recovered from a sorry five set-decision to Lyceum by squeaking past National University, which was sent to the brink due to a 16-25, 25-21, 26-24, 23-25 decision.

Surasawadee Boonyuen finally asserted her might and came away with 21 kills for a 22-point output while Gretchen Ho and Fille Cainglet tossed in 12 and 11 points, respectively, for the Lady Eagles.

While Cainglet provided solid backup to Boonyuen with 10 attacks and Ho combined with Denise Acevedo in defense as they finished with five blocks.

The Lady Bulldogs actually performed better on the net upfront, coming up with 11 blocks but they were outhit by the Loyola-based spikers, 47-62.

Guest player Denise Santiago matched Boonyuen's 22 hits while Mervic Mangui had a solid 18-hit effort. But the Lady Bulldogs wavered in the fourth in the face of the Eagles' spirited rally.

Meanwhile, FEU dropped to fifth place after bowing to San Sebastian and will need a sweep of their last three games to gain a shot of the semis berth. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)