Volleyball

Volleyball

  • Ateneo routs Adamson, regains solo leadership

    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.

  • Ateneo stakes 8-game winning run against NU

    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.

  • Ateneo survives FEU, faces La Salle in finals

    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.

  • Ateneo, UP reengage this weekend

    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.

  • Davao spiker turns pro

    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.

  • Despite being semis-bound, Lady Eagles still going all out

    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.

  • DLSU beats NU in 4 sets

    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.

  • FEU defeats UE, keeps Final Four hopes alive

    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.

  • FEU stays alive, ousts UP

    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.

  • In winning and losing, it’s a learning experience for UP

    THE women’s volleyball tournament in UAAP Season 79 has been a campaign of poles for the University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons where they are learning a lot both as a team and as individuals.

    Started their season with four straight wins, the Diliman-based volleybelles then followed it up with four losses in a row before going back in the win column last Wednesday by beating University of the East (UE) in four sets to pad their record to 5-4 for joint third place with three other teams.

  • La Salle, FEU go for bounce back wins

    Defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers and the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws, losers in their last games, look to bounce back today as they take on each other in the main game at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

    Dropped their last assignments in the first round of the eliminations, La Salle (5-2) and FEU (4-3) try to get their campaign in the second half of the season off to a good start in their encounter scheduled for 4 p.m.

  • Lady Eagles soar to seventh win in a row

    THE impressive run of the Ateneo Lady Eagles in UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament continued yesterday after they soared to their seventh victory in a row with a win over the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Golden Tigresses in straight sets, 25-10, 26-24 and 28-26.

    Showing better composure in closeouts and another multipronged attack, the Katipunan-based Lady Eagles padded their University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) record to a still-league leading 8-1 with the win while stopping the streak of the Tigresses (5-4) to four wins.

  • NU eyes crucial win over FEU

    CURRENTLY stuck in a three-way logjam for third place in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament, the National University Lady (NU) Bulldogs are eyeing an important victory over the Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws as the two teams clash tomorrow in the main game at 4 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena.

    Sporting a 7-5 record, similar to that of the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses and University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons, NU is looking to break away from the group and give its Final Four push a boost.

  • NU improves to 6-4 after four-sets win over UE

    THE National University Lady Bulldogs padded their record to 6-4 in UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball with a win over the struggling University of the East Lady Warriors in four sets, 25-15, 25-21, 22-25 and 25-21, yesterday.

    Finding their footing of late following a major slide in the first round of eliminations, the Lady Bulldogs racked up their third victory in four games with the UE win to give their Final Four push a boost.

  • On-a-roll Lady Eagles, Tigresses collide today

    TWO teams currently on a hot streak in UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament go head-to-head today at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

    The Ateneo Lady Eagles and University of Santo Tomas (UST) Golden Tigresses, owners of two of the longest winning streaks this University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) season, stake their impressive runs when they clash at the 4 p.m. main game.

  • Tigresses, Lady Tamaraws clash in key UAAP match

    THE University of Santo Tomas (UST) Golden Tigresses and Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws, two teams in the hunt for a Final Four spot in UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball, go battle in a key matchup tomorrow that has playoff implications.

    Currently at fourth and sixth place, respectively, UST (6-4) and FEU (5-5) are eyeing a win in their 4 p.m. encounter at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

  • UAAP elimination round windup this weekend

    THE elimination round of the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament comes to a close this weekend with a pair of matches still packing playoff implications.

    To take place at the Smart Araneta Coliseum tomorrow, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Golden Tigresses (8-5) battle the National University (NU) Lady Bulldogs (7-6) at 12 noon while the Ateneo Lady Eagles take on defending champions and rivals De La Salle Lady Spikers at 4 p.m.

  • UAAP WVT Final Four

    THE UNIVERSITY Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament (WVT) goes into high gear this weekend with the Final Four set to commence.

    Started the season with eight competing teams, competition now has been sliced to four deserving squads who now channel their focus on moving to the championship round and get a shot at being crowned the year’s best in the UAAP.

  • UP aces boost Perlas’ bid

    THE Perlas Lady Spikers have tapped former UP standouts Kat Bersola and Nicole Tiamzon to reinforce their campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference firing off Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan City.

    Bersola and Tiamzon, who have completed their tour of duty with the Lady Maroons, will be reunited with their college coach Jerry Yee, the man at the helm of the squad bannered by the founders of Beach Volleyball Republic.

  • UP slays Adamson in three sets

    THE University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons boosted their Final Four push in UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball yesterday, beating the hapless Adamson Lady Falcons in straight sets, 25-15, 25-16 and 25-20.

    Having lost five of their last six games, the Diliman-based Lady Maroons recognized the need to come out on top of the Lady Falcons and went to work accordingly to notch the win that pushed them above the .500 mark with a 6-5 record while staying in the mix for a playoff spot.