The Lady Falcons may be a young team, but they’re showing readiness to spread their wings and soar to greater heights as early as now.
Adamson dominated the third and fourth sets of the do-or-die semifinal game against the tough CSB Lady Blazers to clinch the second ticket to the PVL Collegiate Conference finals, 25-18, 14-25, 25-17, 25-15.
The Lady Falcons came out blazing in the first set with an 11-2 run. The Lady Blazers then retaliated with their own 13-3 run to take the lead, 14-15. Lucille Almonte and Trisha Genesis took over to ignite an 8-1 blast to regain the lead and draw first blood in the semifinal match.
The second set was an entirely different story for Adamson. The Lady Falcons struggled with their first touches, allowing CSB to score 11 attacks in that frame alone. The ladies in blue and white also committed seven errors as the Lady Blazers tied the match at one set apiece.
After dropping the second frame, the Lady Falcons banked on their strong plays off the technical timeouts to seize control in the third set. The Lady Falcons took the lead after the first technical timeout with 4-0 run off a barrage built on attacks. They kicked it up a notch with a 9-3 run after the second mandatory break to take the lead in the game, 2-1.
The Lady Falcons continued their dominance in the fourth set with a 15-3 run to turn a two-point deficit to a ten-point lead by the end of what became the final frame of the game.
Trisha Genesis led the way for Adamson with 20 points, including 13 attacks and six aces. She also posted 14 excellent receptions for the Lady Falcons, which won two straight games after dropping its only loss so far at the hands of the Lady Blazers.
Lucille Almonte added 15 points and 13 excellent digs to help the Lady Falcons clinch its first finals appearance in the PVL. Ceasa Pinar and Lorene Toring combined for 25 points. Louie Romero orchestrated her team with 23 excellent sets in the game. Adamson finished with 51 attacks.
Meanwhile, Klarisa Abriam and Gayle Pascual notched 10 points each in a losing effort for the Lady Blazers, which missed the services of Mycah Go for the second straight game due to injury.
The Lady Falcons will start its best-of-three finals series with the UST Golden Tigresses on Wednesday.