The Adamson Lady Falcons clinched the championship of the PVL Collegiate Conference with a convincing sweep over the UST Golden Tigresses in Game Two of the finals, 25-19, 25-6, 25-17.
Adamson and UST came out with guns blazing as they traded attacks early in the first set. The young Lady Falcons kept pushing its pace as they slowly built the lead and drew first blood in the match.
The Lady Falcons took complete control over the game from then on. Adamson limited UST to a single-digit scoring output in the second set. They soon overcame the Tigresses’ last stand early in the third frame. The ladies in blue and white built their lead to as high as 11 points before finally clinching their first major title in 10 years.
This game served as redemption for Adamson from their last year’s PVL campaign, where they also swept the elimination round only to falter in the medal games. “Lagi din naming ini-example yung nangyari sa’min last year. Sana po huwag nang maulit. Lesson po sa amin yung nangyari last year,” said PVL Collegiate Conference 2019 MVP Trisha Genesis. She showed why she was named as one of the best outside spikers in the league, finishing the game with 14 points built on 10 attacks and 4 service aces.
The reigning Season MVP was quick to deflect her accolades to Adamson’s team captain Louie Romero. “Dapat kay Louie ‘yun kasi di ko naman mapapalo kung di dahil sa kanya,” Genesis added. Romero followed up on her brilliant Game One performance with 24 excellent sets. She was hailed as the Finals MVP.
“Team effort talaga yun,” Romero said when asked about the game. She was right, as everyone gave their part in the title-clinching victory. This season’s best middle blocker Lorene Toring led all scorers with 15 points, including six blocks. Lucille Almonte added nine points and 10 excellent receptions for the Lady Falcons. Rizza Cruz and Ceasa Pinar combined for 14 markers, while Cae Lazo had 15 excellent digs in the game.
Even the team was surprised by the feat they achieved. “Di talaga namin ito ine-expect,” Coach Lerma Giron exclaimed. “Talagang training ground lang namin supposedly itong PVL.” Despite fielding nine rookies in the lineup, the Lady Falcons won the tournament by continuously pushing themselves beyond their limits. “Ang maganda sa team na ‘to, they don’t stop learning,” she added.
The Lady Falcons will now set their sights on the upcoming UAAP season as they look to improve their record from Season 81.