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30
Jul
2022

Akari is newest PVL team

Three years after backing Adamson University in the Philippine Volleyball League (PVL), Akari Lighting and Technology Corporation has officially joined the league as its tenth team.
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18
May
2024

PVL 2024 ALL-FILIPINO CONFERENCE RECAP: Akari Chargers

The Akari Chargers entered the PVL 2024 All-Filipino Conference with high hopes of reaching the semifinals. However, their goal remains elusive as the team is still in the process of integrating new players like Grethcel Soltones, Ced Domingo, and rookie Max Juangco, who were added during the offseason. Let’s take a look back at how Akari performed in the recently concluded All-Filipino tournament. Akari collided with contenders right from the...
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16
May
2024

PVL 2024 ALL-FILIPINO CONFERENCE RECAP: Nxled Chameleons

Photo: Premier Volleyball League The Nxled Chameleons had another impressive campaign in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL). After turning heads in their debut conference last year, the Chameleons entered the new season retooled with the addition of star player Ivy Lacsina — and once again, they showed promise. Let’s look back at Nxled’s performance in the recently concluded All-Filipino tournament. Nxled’s start to the conference wasn’t ideal. They began their...
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09
May
2024

Coach Taka Minowa gives honest take on Ivy Lacsina’s first conference with Nxled

Photo: PVL Nxled Chameleons’ head coach, Takayuki Minowa, had high praise for Ivy Lacsina after her first conference with the team. Despite a slow start caused by a knee injury, Lacsina found her rhythm as the games progressed and ended the conference on a high note by scoring a career-high 28 points against Petro Gazz. The 6’1 outside hitter garnered a total of 152 points, ranking sixth in scoring, eighth...
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06
May
2024

Tina Salak relishes return to coaching in the pros

Coach Tina Salak was one of the exciting additions to the Akari Chargers in the previous offseason. Fans were both thrilled and surprised by Salak’s return to the Philippines after abruptly stepping down as the head coach of the FEU Women’s Volleyball Team post-UAAP Season 85, where she transformed the Lady Tams into dark-horse contenders. Things might have turned out unexpectedly, but Salak revealed that she was supposed to join...
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30
Apr
2024

Ivy Lacsina leaves mark in debut conference with Nxled

Photo: Premier Volleyball League Last Saturday, Ivy Lacsina wrapped up her first conference as a Nxled Chameleon with a new career high of 28 points against the Petro Gazz Angels. Although falling short of her goal to help Nxled reach the semifinals, Lacsina credited her coaches for her stellar performance and growth in the All-Filipino tournament. “Siyempre happy ako na kahit papaano nakikita ko ‘yung sarili ko na part ako...
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29
Apr
2024

Akari captain Mich Cobb keeps faith in the process

The Akari Chargers finished their PVL 2024 All-Filipino conference with a sweep of the cellar-dwelling Strong Group Athletics last Saturday. Akari, led by team captain Michelle Cobb, ended their campaign on a great note after a roller-coaster ride in this conference. “I think, samin, it’s just really ending the [conference] well and we’ve been through a lot of tough losses so siguro okay na rin na ganito yung ending namin...
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24
Apr
2024

Nxled fends off gritty Capital1 in straight sets

The Nxled Chameleons shrugged off the pesky Capital1 Solar Spikers in three sets, 25-13, 25-23, 25-22, in the PVL 2024 All-Filipino Conference at the PhilSports Arena, Tuesday night. Nxled bounced back from a loss against the Creamline Cool Smashers to improve their record to 4-6. More importantly, the win gave the Chameleons momentum heading into their last game of this conference against the Petro Gazz Angels. The Chameleons needed to...
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22
Apr
2024

Adamson comes short in three-set loss to NU anew

The Adamson University Lady Falcons were dealt a straight-sets beating by the red-hot National University Lady Bulldogs, 16-25, 14-25, 18-25, in the second round of the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball tournament at the PhilSports Arena last Saturday. No Lady Falcon scored in double digits. Ayesha Juegos only posted eight points from six attacks and two aces, while Red Bascon and Ishie Lalongisip had six markers apiece. Barbie Jamili and...
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22
Apr
2024

Akari falls to Chery Tiggo, slips out of semifinal contention

Photo: PVL The Akari Chargers suffered a three-set defeat at the hands of the streaking Chery Tiggo Crossovers, 17-25, 20-25, 17-25, in the PVL 2024 All-Filipino Conference at the Santa Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna last Saturday. Akari slipped out of semifinal contention after losing six games in ten outings. Ezra Madrigal led Akari in scoring with 10 points in seven attacks and three blocks, while Erika Raagas and Fifi...
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22
Apr
2024

Rodel Canino ‘very happy’ to find a home in Akari

During the previous offseason, the Akari Chargers not only bolstered their roster by adding stars Grethcel Soltones and Ced Domingo but also strengthened their coaching staff after the resignation of former head coach Jorge Souza de Brito. The Akari management decided to elevate Raffy Mosuela from assistant coach to interim head coach, and also hired two new assistant coaches to toughen up the sidelines. One of the new additions to...
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18
Apr
2024

Adamson yields to La Salle in four sets

Photo: The UAAP The Adamson University (AdU) Lady Falcons lost to the defending champions De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Spikers in four sets, 25-17, 19-25, 11-25, 22-25, in the second round of the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Wednesday. Despite the loss, Adamson performed better in its second encounter with La Salle, stealing one set away from the reigning champs. Jen Villegas...
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15
Apr
2024

Get to know more about Nxled head coach Takayuki Minowa off the court

It has been approximately seven months since Japanese coach Takayuki Minowa arrived in the Philippines to take on the head coaching duties of the Nxled Chameleons. In his short time mentoring his young squad, he has helped the players develop, enabling them to exceed expectations in two conferences of the Premier Volleyball League. In seven months, Minowa has shown dedication and passion in helping not only Nxled, but also the...
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15
Apr
2024

Nxled falls to Creamline in straight sets

PASIG CITY — The Nxled Chameleons’ two-game winning streak came to an end as they came up short against the Creamline Cool Smashers in straight sets, 22-25, 12-25, 20-25, in the PVL 2024 All-Filipino Conference at the PhilSports Arena last Saturday. Ivy Lacsina was the lone Chameleon who barged into double digits in scoring with 10 points built from six attacks, three aces, and one block. Cams Victoria and Jhoana...
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15
Apr
2024

Adamson outlasts UP in five sets, arrests six-game losing streak

The Adamson University (AdU) Lady Falcons survived the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons in five sets, 25-17, 23-25, 20-25, 25-23, 15-13, in the second round of the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball tournament at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium last Saturday. Adamson finally put an end to a six-game losing skid to improve its record to three wins and eight losses. After winning the opening set, the Lady Falcons struggled...
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12
Apr
2024

Akari sweeps Capital1, keeps semifinal hopes alive

Photo: PVL The Akari Chargers take down the Capital1 Solar Spikers in straight sets, 25-17, 25-14, 25-20, in the PVL2024 All-Filipino Conference at the PhilSports Arena, Thursday night. Coming off a victory against Galeries Tower last Saturday, the Chargers secured their second straight win and fourth overall as they remained in contention for a semifinals slot. Dindin Santiago-Manabat once again turned back the hands of time as she erupted for...
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11
Apr
2024

Adamson yields to FEU in straight sets anew

The Adamson University (AdU) Lady Falcons once again fell short against the Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws in straight sets, 25-19, 25-23, 25-23, in the second round of the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball tournament at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Tuesday. Youngsters Red Bascon and Barbie Jamili carried much of the scoring load for Adamson with 13 and 11 points, respectively, while libero Karen Verdeflor manned the floor...
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11
Apr
2024

Nxled outduels Farm Fresh in five sets to stay in semifinal contention

PASIG CITY — The Nxled Chameleons outlasted the Farm Fresh Foxies in five sets, 24-26, 25-20, 25-23, 20-25, 15-11, in the PVL 2024 All-Filipino Conference at the PhilSports Arena last Tuesday. With their second straight victory, the Chameleons kept their semifinal hopes alive and knocked out the Farm Fresh in contention. Ivy Lacsina led Nxled’s way with 21 points, while Lycha Ebon and Camille Victoria added 17 and 16 markers,...
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08
Apr
2024

Ivy Lacsina shifts focus to helping Nxled in upcoming crucial stretch

Ivy Lacsina is determined to lead the Nxled Chameleons to the semifinals, despite the slim chances. Last Thursday, Lacsina scored 16 points, with 15 points from successful attacks and one point from an ace, leading Nxled to a sweep over Strong Group Athletics. “Masaya po ako na ganoon po yung performance pero marami pa po kaming makakalaban na mas malalakas so mas mag-mamatter po sa akin is yung manalo ‘yung...
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08
Apr
2024

No Ill Feelings: Faith Nisperos glad to contribute off the bench in win over Galeries Tower

Photo from: PVL Faith Nisperos became the spark plug that the Akari Chargers needed in the third set to secure her team’s third win in the PVL 2024 All-Filipino Conference last Saturday. With the Chargers looking to finish the job against Galeries Tower in the deciding set, Nisperos checked in midway through and immediately made an impact to help Akari return to the win column. “Every hurdle, we always have...
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06
Apr
2024

Chargers sweep Galeries Tower to keep semifinals hopes alive

The Akari Chargers blanked the Galeries Tower Highrisers, 25-17, 25-19, 25-20, in the PVL 2024 All-Filipino Conference at the Santa Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna City, Saturday. Akari put an end to a two-game losing streak and won its third game in eight outings to stay in the hunt for a semifinals slot. On the other hand, Galeries Tower is now out of contention after suffering its six loss in...
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3842
4733
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