• 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.

  • UST claims key win over UP in 3 sets

    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.

  • Volleyball legends to add glitter to Clash of Heroes

    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.

  • Water Defenders shoot for equalizer

    DOWN in a short title series, BaliPure remains hopeful of pulling it off although it would need to neutralize Pocari Sweat’s formidable pair of reinforcements to earn a shot at the Premier Volleyball League crown.

    Drawing added firepower from debuting import-replacement Krystal Rivers, the Lady Warriors battled back from one-set down to sweep the next three, including the last on deuce points, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22, 26-24, in the opener of their best-of-three series for the PVL Reinforced Conference title at the Philsports Arena late Saturday.

  • Win or go home for UP and FEU

    WIN or go home. That is plain and simple the mission order for the University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons and Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws as they battle each other today in the penultimate play date of the elimination round of UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.

    Both sporting identical 7-6 records, UP and FEU need to come out victorious in their scheduled “do-or-die” match at 4 p.m. at the FilOil Flying V Centre lest they find themselves out of the Final Four picture and have their University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) season rendered over.