Adamson University has kept its unbeaten slate in UAAP women’s softball for the past three seasons.
The Lady Falcons are undefeated in 37 games – the longest streak in any sport in the league—since February 13, 2010, when they were stunned by University of Santo Tomas, 3-8.
Although Season 75 Most Valuable Player Michelle Lentija is no longer around, Adamson Luzviminda Embudo and Rizza Bernardino opened up their season with a 10-0 shutout of UST in four innings, followed by a 7-0 demolition of University of the East and a 12-1 rout of De La Salle.
Adamson (3-0) and National University (3-0) will clash on January 4 at the Rizal Memorial ballpark. Ateneo goes up against UP at 9 a.m. and De La Salle against UST at 11 a.m.
The Lady Bulldogs got their victories over De La Salle University (9-3), University of the Philippines (8-5) and Ateneo (12-2).
UP (2-1) is running third this season, followed by De La Salle (1-3) and UE (1-3). Ateneo (0-4) yielded three come-from-behind losses to be at the bottom of the field.
Adamson University won last year’s crown through a 2-0 sweep of NU in the race-to-two finals—6-2 in Game One and 4-1 in Game Two.
JOSEF T. RAMOS