March 02, 2024

Adamson Lady Falcons upset Akari Chargers to rule Akari Invitational Cup

Adamson Lady Falcons upset Akari Chargers to rule Akari Invitational Cup
Photo (c) UAAP Varsity Channel
The Adamson University Lady Falcons reign supreme in the 2024 Akari Invitational Cup.

 

The Lady Falcons wielded the upset axe over the Akari Chargers, 25-19, 29-27, 21-25, 23-25, 15-9, to clinch the title at the Adamson University Gymnasium Wednesday.

 

Eloi Aljibe shined in the cardiac fifth set as she anchored the net defense of the Lady Falcons, who shattered a 7-all stalemate with a 5-0 spurt for a 12-7 advantage. 

 

Fifi Sharma stopped the bleeding for Akari with a quick, but Antonette Adolfo restored order for Adamson with consecutive hits for match point, 14-8. 

 

Adolfo coughed out an attack error before Lucille Almonte sealed the championship with an off-the-block attack. 

 

Adamson solved the Charger puzzle as it handed the PVL club team's lone defeat in the tournament. 

 

Both teams now set their sights on the PVL and the UAAP, both of which will start this February.