IT couldn’t get any better than this.
The Premier Volleyball League winds up its tight semifinal round with not just one or two rubber matches but four, guaranteeing high powered action in both the men’s and women’s sides at the Philsports Arena in Pasig today.
Following its successful staging last year, the 3rd JGM Finance Corporation U17 Volleyball Tournament drawn eight secondary schools in the Visayas Region competing in the 4-day event set May 18-21 at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School covered court.
Among the teams seeing action are Ateneo de Cebu, Ateneo de Iloilo, University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, Trinity Christian School, Colegio San Agustin Bacolod, Bata National High School and Tay Tung Thunderbolts Teams A and B.
AKARI and Hapee Toothpaste have signed up for the Premier Volleyball League, making it an eight-team cast when it holds the Open Conference beginning July 1 at the San Juan Arena.
Akari, the top lighting and technology firm, is linking up with Adamson while Hapee will be backstopped by aces from the University of the Philippines when they make their respective debuts in the country’s premier women’s volley league.
THE Arellano University Lady Chiefs are showing why they are the reigning National Collegiate Athletic Association champions by vaulting to an early lead in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference.
The Lady Chiefs relied on star player Jovielyn Prado to post back-to-back straight set victories over the College of St.Benilde Lady Blazers and the San Beda Red Spikers.
THE Premier Volleyball League kicks off its inaugural Collegiate Conference today (Saturday) with a promise of slam-bang action in both the men’s and women’s divisions featuring the leading players and rising stars from the country’s top universities and colleges.
Ateneo launches its title drive sans its top setter and ace hitter but the Lady Eagles remain upbeat of their chances in the seven-week tournament also serving as the pre-season event for 12 women’s teams and 10 men’s squads priming up for their respective school leagues.
FOR the sixth straight year, the finals of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) women’s volleyball tournament will be a blue-and-green affair with the Ateneo Lady Eagles and De La Salle Lady Spikers getting it on, beginning today in Game One of their best-of-three championship series.
Set for 4 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, the top two teams in UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball try to take an early series advantage and move one step closer to claiming another title.
BRIEFLY joined at the top of the heap of UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament, the Ateneo Lady Eagles reclaimed solo leadership with a straight-sets win over the Adamson Lady Falcons, 25-13, 25-13 and 25-11, yesterday.
Now at 10-2, the Katipunan-based Lady Eagles broke a two-way tie for number one in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) standings with the defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers while also bouncing back from a tough five-set loss in their previous game with the National University Lady Bulldogs.
THE HOTTEST team right now in UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament, the league-leading Ateneo Lady Eagles try to extend their eight-game winning streak today, taking on the National University (NU) Lady Bulldogs.
Scheduled for 4 p.m. at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City, the Lady Eagles (9-1) are out to notch their ninth win in as many games while also avenging their lone loss in the ongoing University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) season at the hands of the Lady Bulldogs (6-4) in the first round.
THE TOP-SEEDED Ateneo Lady Eagles made their way back to the finals of UAAP women’s volleyball yesterday following their four-sets win over the fourth-ranked Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws, in the process setting up a finals rematch with the defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers.
Returned to action after a two-week break in University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) action, the Lady Eagles hung tough amid a late spirited fight from the Lady Tamaraws in their Final Four joust to go away with the 25-22, 25-10, 16-25 and 26-24 victory.
THE University Athletic Association of the Philippines’ (UAAP) version of the “Battle of Katipunan” hits volume 2 for Season 79 this weekend with the Ateneo Lady Eagles and University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons reengaging
To take place tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Ateneo (6-1) and UP (4-3), two teams currently charting contrasting paths, return to action for the second round of the eliminations looking to set their homestretch push to a good start.
BALIPURE seeks to firm up its semifinal bid as it goes up against a struggling Creamline side today even as the Power Smashers step up their own drive in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.
The Water Defenders checked an impending skid and subdued the Perlas Spikers in five at the Philsports Arena last Sunday, grabbing the lead at 6-2 heading to the crucial stretch of the double-round elimination of the season-opening conference of the league organized by Sports Vision.
BaliPure dominated the last two sets on efficient hitting and solid blocking and rallied from one set down to fashion out a 22-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-21 victory over Creamline on Saturday to move a win away from the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Reinforced Conference Finals in San Juan.
AFTER playing two conferences in the Philippine Super Liga (PSL), former Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC) towering spiker Mary Grace "Shang" Necesario Berte awaits for a brighter future as a professional volleyball player.
The five-foot-ten Berte, who resides at Raphael Castillo Street in Agdao, Davao City, has indeed come a long way since she tested her raw volleyball talent during a High School intramurals at Holy Cross of Davao College (HCDC) at J.P. Laurel Avenue. She was about 13 or 14 years old then.
UP 1-0 in their best-of-three UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball finals series, the defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers look to end things against rivals Ateneo Lady Eagles in Game Two tomorrow.
Following a dig-deep performance in the series opener last Tuesday that saw them overcome being a set down to claim the win in four sets, 21-25, 29-27, 25-22 and 25-20, the Taft-based Lady Spikers said that they will try to make the second game “their last game of the season” and secure for the school its 10th women’s volleyball title in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), and fourth in the last six years.
THE Ateneo Lady Eagles are already Final Four-bound in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament with a twice-to-beat advantage to boot, but the mind-set for them is still to go all out and continue to work hard knowing that by doing so they are helping themselves for the tougher battles ahead.
Defeated the University of the East (UE) Lady Warriors in straight sets in their game last Sunday, the Lady Eagles tied the defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers at the top of the standings with an 11-2 record and fortified their road to a top-two finish in the elimination round.
THE defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers are on a winning streak anew, getting the better of the National University (NU) Lady Bulldogs, 25-21, 25-11, 15-25 and 25-12, in a key University Athletic Association of the Philippines match yesterday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Ended the opening round with a loss, the Lady Spikers have now won back-to-back games while fortifying their hold of solo second spot in Season 79 with a 7-2 card.
THE defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers finally broke free from the stranglehold of rivals Ateneo Lady Eagles in UAAP Season 79, taking Game One of their best-of-three finals series yesterday in four sets, 21-25, 29-27, 25-22 and 25-20.
Beaten by their Katipunan-based foes twice already in the ongoing season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), the Lady Spikers made sure it would not fall a third straight time to the Lady Eagles in the series opener while moving a step closer to repeating as UAAP champs.
BACOOR CITY—F2 Logistics and Sta. Lucia Realty seek to end their first-round campaign on a high note when they tangle in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference today at the Strike Gym along Molino Drive here.
THE Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws kept their semifinal hopes alive by beating the University of the East Lady Warriors in straight sets, 25-14, 25-18 and 27-25, in UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball action yesterday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.
Currently at sixth place, the Morayta-based volleybelles needed to sweep their remaining games in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines season, beginning yesterday, to remain in contention for one of the two remaining semifinal spots.
THE late surge of the Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament continued yesterday as they defeated the University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons in straight sets in their do-or-die encounter and in the process entered the Final Four.
Practically covering all bases, the Morayta-based Lady Tamaraws proved too much to the Lady Maroons en route to the 25-16, 25-16 and 27-25 victory that clinched for them the semifinal spot while eliminating UP in the running.
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