PVL: UST, Adamson begin title showdown
Mark Escarlote on Oct 08, 2019 06:12 PM
University of Sto. Tomas and Adamson University begin their battle to the PVL Season 3 Collegiate Conference crown.
The race to the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Collegiate Conference throne begins on Wednesday for hungry teams University of Sto. Tomas and Adamson University in Game 1 of the best-of-three series at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Tagged as favorites after sweeping their respective groups in the elimination round and showing composure and grit to survive their grueling semifinals series, both squads march into their first Finals appearance in the tournament in a showdown that promises an action-packed affair.
Game time is at 11:00 a.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream.
The Tigresses clinched a Finals ticket after edging out UAAP Season 81 championship tormentor Ateneo de Manila University in a thrilling, 20-25, 25-20, 25-16, 19-25, 16-14, Game 3 win on Sunday.
Sisters EJ and Eya Laure will lead the charge of UST with rookies Imee Hernandez and Janna Torres, Rachelle Roldan, Kecelyn Galdones and setter Maji Mangulabnan backing them up.
League-leading scorer Trisha Genesis, on the other hand, was the catalyst in the Lady Falcons’ first-ever championship stint as Adamson surpassed its third place finish last year.
The sophomore Genesis starred in the Lady Falcons’ 25-18, 14-25, 25-17, 25-15, victory over College of St. Benilde in Game 3 of the semis to set up an all-UAAP team title clash.
Ceasa Pinar, Lorene Toring, Rizza Cruz and promising rookie playmaker Louie Romero will back Genesis in Adamson’s quest for a crown.
Meanwhile, the best-of-three battle for third between Ateneo and CSB is set at 9:00 a.m.
Game 2 of the battle for third and Finals series is on Saturday.
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