Volleyball

Volleyball

THE champions of last year – F2 Logistics and Foton – march to the battlefield with high expectations when the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference erupts this Tuesday at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.

The Cargo Movers will be parading the core of reigning UAAP champion De La Salle University, while the Tornadoes will come up with a revamped roster in this prestigious club tourney bankrolled by Rebisco, Belo, Asics, Mikasa, Senoh and Grand Sport with TV5 as official broadcast partner.

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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. 

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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