Volleyball

Volleyball

MANILA—University of the Philippines captured the inaugural Philippine Superliga Collegiate Grand Slam crown after defeating University of Santo Tomas, 25-21, 16-25, 25-23, 25-19, in the gold-medal match Thursday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

The Lady Maroons had to survive a pesky stand by the Tigresses behind inspired plays by Tots Carlos en route to its second collegiate title in its build-up to the UAAP Season 81 volleyball competitions.

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THE Philippine women’s volleyball team tries to fashion out an upset when it battles powerhouse China in their quarterfinal match at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia today.

Set for 8 p.m. (Manila time) at the Gelora Bung Karno Tennis Indoor, the Filipinas try to hold their own against the Chinese spikers, the Olympic champions, and book a place in the semifinals of the event in Jakarta.

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F2 Logistics goes for the jugular when it clashes with bitter rival Petron in Game 2 of their Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference best-of-three titular showdown today at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

Riding the crest of their stunning come-from-behind victory in Game 1, the Cargo Movers try to finish the job in the 5 p.m. lone battle in this women’s club tourney bankrolled by Isuzu, UCPB Gen and SOGO Hotel with ESPN5, Hyper HD and Aksyon TV as broadcast partners. 

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University of Santo Tomas tries to formalize its stint in the semifinal round as it shoots for a fifth straight victory against a resurgent St. Benilde side today (Saturday) in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.

The Tigresses swept their first three matches in smashing fashion then disposed off the UP Lady Maroons in four to zero in on the first slot in the Final Four of the mid-season conference of the league organized by Sports Vision. 

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