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.
The La Salle Lady Spikers secure their second consecutive University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) women’s volleyball championship after beating rivals Ateneo Lady Eagles, 19-25, 25-14, 18-25, 25-18, 15-10, in Game 2 of their finals series on Saturday evening at the Big Dome.
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.
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.
THE Creamline Cool Smashers, led by the irrepressible Alyssa Valdez, barely missed the championship round of the Philippine Volleyball League Open Conference just a few weeks ago.
They improved exponentially this conference with the addition of former Ateneo De Manila University (also a former teammate of Valdez) setter Jia Morado as well as libero Angela Nunag.
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.
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.
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.
The Perlas Spikers charged back late in the first two sets then dominated the third to fashion out a 27-25, 26-24, 25-19 victory over the Power Smashers and bolster their semifinal drive in the Premier Volleyball League at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan on Saturday.
Import Rupia Inck put on a superb all-around game of 14 kills, three blocks and two aces while Japanese playmaker produced 25 excellent sets and finished with six hits as the Spikers finished off the Power Smashers in 75 minutes.
IN A bid to come up with a better finish in the 29th Southeast Asian Games, the Larong Volleyball sa Pilpinas, Inc. will be sending its men’s and women’s teams to separate trainings abroad.
LVPI acting president Peter Cayco yesterday announced that the men’s national team will be flying to Seoul in South Korea on July 20, while the women’s national team will be going to Okayama City and Kobe in Japan on July 17 in preparation for the SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.
POCARI Sweat and BaliPure go for repeat over their respective Final Four rivals as they try to arrange a showdown for the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference crown at the Philsports Arena in Pasig today.
The Lady Warriors checked an impending skid and escaped with a 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 22-25, 15-12 victory over the Power Smashers in the opener of their best-of-three semifinal series last Saturday, keeping them on track of keeping the first of two of championships they won in their maiden stint in the league last year.
POCARI Sweat hopes to draw added firepower from import replacement Krystal Rivers as it clashes with BaliPure at the start of their Premier Volleyball League Finals at the Philsports Arena in Pasig tonight.
The American opposite spiker actually secured her ITC (International Transfer Certificate) last Thursday but the Lady Warriors opted to sit her out and went on to beat the Power Smashers, 25-19, 25-22, 25-21, to seal a title duel with the Water Defenders, who also eased out the Creamline Cool Smashers via the fashion, 25-18, 25-13, 25-16.
Bacolod Tay Tung High School overcame 4 days of tough competitions as it outplayed visiting Ateneo de Cebu yesterday: 25-4, 22-25, 25-6 and 25-15 to capture the 3rd JGM Finance Corporation U17 Volleyball Tournament at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School covered court.
Gaining the momentum from a dominating first set, the Thunderbolts never gave their Cebuana counterparts any chance to catch up as they took the game in 4 sets of the 5-set finals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE University of Santo Tomas (UST) Golden Tigresses claimed a key victory over the University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons in three sets, 25-20, 25-21 and 25-16, yesterday to give their Final Four push in UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball further wind.
A battle of University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) teams needing a win to separate themselves from a packed group of squads making a run for the last two playoff spots, UST got the better of UP by being the more in-synch team when push came to shove.
IT’S going to be an emotional and nostalgic night as the stars of the present pay tribute to the stars of the past in the Clash of Heroes on Monday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Zenaida Ybanez-Chavez, Rosemarie Molit-Prochina, Joanne Tavera-Tomacruz, Arlene Apostol-Ladimo, Grace Antigua, Jan Buquid, Nory Laroza, and other legends of the game who won gold medals in the Southeast Asian Games were all invited to grace this one-day battle that serves as the final tryouts for members of the men’s and women’s national teams.
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