Defending champion Adamson University topped University of Santo Tomas, 7-1, for its seventh straight victory Thursday in the UAAP Season 81 softball tournament at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.
It was only the second time this season that the Lady Falcons yielded a run, but it hardly mattered as the San Marcelino-based squad continued their perfect run.
De La Salle blanked Ateneo, 3-0, to seize solo third at 5-3, half-a-game behind idle National University (5-2) in the race for the twice-to-beat semifinals incentive.
University of the Philippines fashioned out a 12-5 win over University of the East. The Lady Maroons moved in a tie with the Tigresses in fourth spot at 4-4.
In baseball, Ateneo overpowered UP, 23-6, to raise its league-best record at 5-1.
De La Salle beat titleholder Adamson University, 6-5, for the second time in a row, while UST bested NU, 9-4.
The Green Batters and the Growling Tigers remained level in second place at 4-2, while the Falcons dropped at 3-3.