In an exciting showdown, La Salle is on the brink of adding another championship to their tally, while Adamson aims to mark the beginning of a new era with a triumphant start. The two teams will collide in the inaugural match of the 2023 Shakey’s Super League (SSL) National Invitationals finals, taking place at the Filoil EcoOil Centre in San Juan on Wednesday.

The action kicks off at 4 p.m., featuring the Lady Spikers and the Lady Falcons vying to seize the upper hand in the quick best-of-three finals series.

The winner will inch closer to becoming the maiden national champion of the SSL, proudly presented by Eurotel as the official hotel and Victory Liner as the designated office transport provider.

This prestigious event is held in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Earlier in the day, at 2 p.m., the University of Santo Tomas and the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta will engage in a bronze-medal showdown, also adopting the best-of-three format.

While La Salle, led by the seasoned mentor Ramil de Jesus and reigning as the UAAP champions, enters the battlefield as the anticipated favorites, Adamson, who secured third place in the UAAP, exudes confidence under the guidance of their new coach, JP Yude, following an impressive journey leading up to this point.

The Lady Spikers showcased their prowess by breezing through the Final Four, although they faced a five-set challenge against UST. Meanwhile, the Lady Falcons have been flawless throughout the entire 12-team SSL tournament, not dropping a single set. Their impressive run includes a comprehensive victory over Perpetual in the semifinal matchup. (AI/MNM)