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25
Oct
2022

Chargers look for quick turnaround vs Petro Gazz

A quick bounce-back is on the crosshairs as Akari faces off with Petro Gazz in the 2022 PVL Reinforced Conference Saturday at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna. Still licking the wounds of a tough five-set loss to Chery Tiggo yesterday, the Chargers look to forget everything and move on against the defending champion Angels. Game time is at 2:30pm, with Petro Gazz favored over the newcomers. Akari, however,...
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24
Oct
2022

Lycha Ebon to start at opposite against Petro Gazz

In another surprising move, coach Jorge de Brito has decided to switch starting opposites, inserting Lycha Ebon into the first group against Petro Gazz in the 2022 PVL Reinforced Conference Saturday at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna. A few hours after moving Dani Ravena and Gyra Barroga to the reserve list, De Brito decided to bump Ebon to the starting six. The FEU product has spared sparingly in...
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22
Oct
2022

Saksakan ng Galing: Janine Marciano shows off vintage performance

PASIG — It was Prisilla Rivera who top scored for Akari against Chery Tiggo, but Janine Marciano proved she can be the Robin to Rivera’s Batman for the Chargers. While the Dominican Republic reinforcement fired a game-high 30 points in the five-set loss to the Crossovers, Marciano more than carried the cudgels for the locals with a performance we can call inspiring to say the least. The 5-foot-5 outside hitter...
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22
Oct
2022

Chargers run out of gas in marathon against Chery Tiggo

PASIG — They gave it their all. Until everything bogged down in crunch time. Akari threw everything, including the kitchen sink, at league leader Chery Tiggo, but could not pull through in the fifth set as they fell to the Crossovers in a thrilling battle Thursday at the Philsports Arena. It was a nip-and-tuck matchup all throughout, except for the final frame, where Chery Tiggo pounced on errors and capitalized...
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21
Oct
2022

Akari looks to upset PVL leader Chery Tiggo

Fresh off its maiden win, Akari looks to make it two in a row in the 2022 PVL Reinforced Conference Thursday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City. The Chargers, looking to build momentum, lock horns with unbeaten Chery Tiggo at 2:30pm, hoping to dent the Crossovers’ record and move into the top half of the nine-team field.   With Prisilla Rivera leading the way, Akari pummelled UAI-Army in their...
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18
Oct
2022

Saksakan ng Galing: Points flow for Rivera in second game

Prisilla Rivera showed her worth in her second outing for Akari, pouring in a set’s worth of points to lead the Chargers’ assault on UAI-Army. En route to their first win in the 2022 PVL Reinforced Conference, the 6-foot-1 outside hitter took advantage of more open lanes while also showcasing her prowess in delivering 25 points all off spikes.   Thus, Rivera’s performance vaulted her into the top five scorers...
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18
Oct
2022

Mich Cobb dazzles with ball distribution in Akari win

Akari might have in its disposal the most powerful import in the 2022 PVL Reinforced Conference, but Mich Cobb is making an effort not to make it a one-woman show. And through her decision-making, she was able to even unlock Prisilla Rivera’s attacking prowess even more. Cobb had 20 excellent sets in the Chargers’ victory over UAI-Army and it was because of her amazing ball distribution that the ladies in...
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17
Oct
2022

Dani Ravena vows to continue growth as starting libero

Dani Ravena’s solid performance manning the floor helped Akari nab its first win in the 2022 PVL Reinforced Conference last Saturday at the Philsports Arena. But while she is happy to get her breakthrough triumph in the professional stage, Ravena yearns for more personal growth. “Siguro, yung first game I rate a 2 (out of 10), ito 3 (out of 10) siguro,” she told Akari Sports. “Kasi I’m not satisfied...
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15
Oct
2022

Prisilla Rivera stars as Chargers sweep Lady Troopers

PASIG — Sweep for win #1. Akari turned in a total team effort in banishing UAI-Army in straight sets to register their first victory in the 2022 PVL Reinforced Conference at the Philsports Arena here. Rivera and the Chargers bucked a shaky start before turning back a spirited effort by the Lady Troopers to collect the 25-20, 25-22, 25-22 triumph. THAT FIRST AKARI WIN! This one’s for the books. Thank...
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11
Oct
2022

Saksakan ng Galing: Raagas a revelation in Akari’s PVL debut

SANTA ROSA — Erika Raagas sure knows how to set an explosion. The fiery rookie immediately made her presence felt right in her professional debut after firing 16 points in Akari’s four-set loss to Cignal in the 2022 PVL Reinforced Conference at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex here.   Fresh off a UAAP stint with Ateneo, Raagas showed she belongs in the big league by delivering 14 kills and two...
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11
Oct
2022

Hot-starting Chargers go cold late in loss to Cignal

SANTA ROSA — It was a hot start until everything blew over. Akari was unable to sustain a fiery opening frame as the Chargers ran out of gas in a four-set loss to Cignal to open their 2022 PVL Reinforced Conference campaign Saturday at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex here. Behind the hot hands of Erika Raagas and Prisilla Rivera, Akari controlled the tempo of the first set, but could...
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07
Oct
2022

‘Chargers will fight for every point,’ says De Brito

He has been through a lot of battles throughout his storied career, but for coach Jorge De Brito, one thing is important for his players as Akari makes its debut in the Premier Volleyball League — that is to enjoy the chance to be in the professional ranks. “I’m sure we will enjoy this opportunity to play in a pro league,” De Brito said ahead of the Chargers’ first game...
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07
Oct
2022

Akari takes on Cignal in PVL debut

Akari faces a tough challenge right in its first game as the Chargers face off with Cignal in the 2022 PVL Reinforced Conference Saturday at the Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna. Fresh off a more than three-month buildup for its professional debut, Akari looks to score an upset against the HD Spikers, who have been to the podium in the first two conferences of the PVL season. The Chargers...
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25
Sep
2022

UST edges Adamson in ‘historic’ match

University of Santo Tomas banked on fresher legs down the stretch to outlast Adamson in a gruelling five-set match that spanned two calendar days to open the 2022 Shakey’s Super League at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. In a battle that started almost four hours late and ended at around 1:15am, the Golden Tigresses growled behind the hot hands of Pierre Abellana and the power of Eya Laure to edge the...
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23
Sep
2022

Adamson gets new coach in Jerry Yee

Adamson and Akari moved to the next phase of its partnership with the appointment of Jerry Yee as the new head coach of the Lady Falcons. After missing the Final Four yet again in UAAP Season 84, the University decided to take a different direction and part ways with erstwhile mentor Lerma Giron. And with the backing of Akari, Adamson zeroed in on Yee, who most recently won the NCAA...
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21
Sep
2022

Olympics veteran Prisilla Rivera joins Akari Chargers

Boosting their firepower ahead of their professional debut, the Akari Power Chargers has tapped the services of veteran internationalist Prisilla Rivera to backstop the team in the 2022 PVL Reinforced Conference this October. A three-time Olympian and long-time team captain of world power Dominican Republic, Rivera brings not just her power, but also her wealth of experience playing overseas. We’ll follow your lead, Pris. ⚡️? #AkariRising pic.twitter.com/ZVNCHfwvg9 — Akari Chargers...
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20
Sep
2022

Akari splits exhibition game series with Ateneo

Showing both promise and problems, the Akari Power Chargers split their exhibition game series with the Ateneo Blue Eagles last August in Iloilo City and Bacolod City. After almost two months of training under coach Jorge Edson Souza de Brito, the Chargers made their first public appearance in the out-of-town matches. It was a mixed bag for Akari, as their relative lack of chemistry showed that there are still issues...
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15
Sep
2022

Akari completes lineup with experienced coaches

To help prepare its players for the upcoming Premier Volleyball League wars, Akari has enlisted a group of experienced mentors to guide the Power Chargers in their professional debut as a team. Led by Philippine national women’s volleyball team head coach Jorge Edson Souza de Brito, the Chargers’ coaching staff was carefully assembled to provide the Akari squad with the necessary support on and off the taraflex. A multi-awarded 6-foot-4...
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01
Sep
2022

Akari-backed National Team earns best finish in AVC Cup

The Philippine national women’s volleyball team supported by Akari registered the best finish by the country in the Asian Women’s Volleyball Cup after nabbing sixth place in the nine-team tourney in Pasig last August. Parading a core of multiple-time PVL champs Creamline, the Nationals dropped their first two matches before outworking Iran in a thrilling four-set affair and then shutting the door on South Korea to enter the quarterfinals. The...
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15
Aug
2022

Akari seals partnership with PNVF

Akari threw its support behind the Philippine National Volleyball Federation, committing to help bankroll the national women’s team program. In a press conference last July, PNVF president Tats Suzara and Akari Sports director Russell Balbacal formalized the partnership, with both sounding optimistic about the partnership. Suzara extended his thanks to Akari Lighting and Technology Corp. for believing in the federation’s programs. On the other hand, Balbacal assured Suzara that the...
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