Adamson, Tay Tung move to finals in Shakey’s volleyball

June 9, 2024 People's Tonight 327 views

UNBEATEN teams Adamson University and Bacolod Tay Tung clash for supremacy in an exciting winner-take-all 2024 Shakey’s Girls Volleyball Invitational League gold medal match at the Adamson University Gym main court.

Explosive action between two of the finest high school volleyball programs sparks at 4 p.m. following the 2 p.m. battle for bronze pitting National University- Nazareth School against Kings’ Montessori School.

The Lady Baby Falcons are out to add the SGVIL crown to their collection following their flawless conquest of UAAP Season 86.

Adamson hurdled its first five outings including a dominating 25-19, 25-17, 25-17, straight sets win over the Lady Bullpups in the semifinal last Thursday.

“We thank the Lord for this opportunity na dinala kami sa finals. Siguro mas continue to work hard so that, kumbaga yung kailangan namin trabahuhin, especially yung pasa namin at yung atake and everything na medyo inconsistent pa,” Lady Baby Falcons coach JP Yude said.

Yude pins his hopes on UAAP Season 86 MVP Shaina Nitura, who blasted 17 points in the semis, to carry Adamson to the top podium in her last hurrah before moving up to the seniors’ division.

Backing Nitura up are reliable wingers Samantha Cantada and Abegail Segui, battle-tested middles Mary Ann Del Moral and Lhouriz Tuddao, and top setter Felicity Sagaysay.

However, Adamson is in for a tough grind against the reigning Palarong Pambansa champion Bacolod Tay Tung, raring to snatch the gold medal after placing third in the inaugural edition last year.

The Thunderbolts are also unscathed in five starts entering the finale of the country’s premier grassroots volleyball tournament backed by Shakey’s Pizza Parlor, Eurotel, Victory Liner, Smart Sports, Mikasa, Team Rebel Sports, Data Project, Genius Sports and Robinsons Malls.

The Ilonggas defeated King Montessori, 25-18, 25-14, 25-23, in the Final Four behind the troika of Rhose Almendralejo, Jothea Ramos and Ana Hemosura.

Bacolod Tay Tung head coach Ian Macariola is tempering expectations facing a powerhouse team in the Lady Baby Falcons but vows to give them a run for their money.

“Malakas ‘yung Adamson pero susubukan namin. Malaking tulong samin kasi preparation po para sa Palarong Pambansa this coming July sa Cebu,” he said.

Meanwhile, Bethel Academy and Lyceum of the Philippines kick off the packed closing playdate at 10 a.m. in the seventh place match.

On the other hand, Arellano University and Far Eastern University-Diliman square off at 12 noon to salvage a decent fifth place finish.

Games Sunday:

(Adamson University gym)
10 a.m. — Bethel Academy vs LPU
12 p.m. — Arellano University vs FEU
2 p.m. — NUNS vs Kings’ Montessori (battle for bronze)
4 p.m. — Bacolod Tay Tung vs Adamson (gold medal match)