ADAMSON emerged as the new PVL Collegiate Conference champion, blasting UST with its superb all-around game en route to 25-19, 25-6, 25-17 victory to complete a sweep of their best-of-three title series at The Arena in San Juan over the weekend.
Trisha Genesis capped her tournament-long brilliance with 14 hits, including 10 attack points, while rookies Lucille Almonte, Lorene Toring and setter Louie Romero likewise sustained their veteran-like forms to power the Lady Falcons to a repeat victory over the fancied Tigresses for the coveted crown.
“We really prepared hard for a UST comeback – defense and even on our offense,” said coach Lerma Giron, whose wards’ victory likewise served notice of the San Marcelino-based school’s bid for the next UAAP wars.
After a tough 23-25, 25-17, 25-16, 21-25, 15-11 decision in the series’ opener, the Lady Falcons stamped their class right at the start of Game 2 and never gave the Tigresses a chance to recover, cruising to their first major victory since winning in the defunct V-
League Season 7 Second Conference in 2010.
Genesis went on to bag the MVP honors while Toring actually paced AdU’s charge with 15 markers she highlighted with six kill blocks.
Rizza Cruz, also a rookie, produced 10 points while Almonte came away with nine markers and 10 excellent receptions for Adamson, which only lost once against St. Benilde in five sets in their semis duel.