Going into her home tournament, Safarova had not registered a win all season, but after unraveling Hsieh's unorthodox game in two tight sets she now has three in as many days.
In a topsy-turvy encounter, Safarova failed to serve out the opening set at 5-4, before coming within a few points of losing it two games later. In the tie-break, it was the Czech that held her nerve, taking it when Hsieh miscued a backhand into the tramlines.
Hsieh continued to pose problems in the second set, but once again it was Safarova that came out on top at the crucial moments, returning from a late rain delay to reach the semifinals ...
MANILA, Philippines – Veteran middle hitter Amy Ahomiro believes momentum is now on the side of the Ateneo Lady Eagles after the defending champions claimed a stunning come-from-behind win over La Salle in Game 2 of the UAAP Season 78 women's volleyball Finals.
The Lady Eagles were down two sets after squandering five set points in the second frame, but channeled their "heart strong" spirit to win the next three sets and force a deciding game in the best-of-three series.
Ateneo team captain Alyssa Valdez was simply unstoppable, scoring 34 points, while Ahomiro added nine points to the cause. The Lady Eagles won the game, 18-25, 26-28, 25-17, 25-16, 15-11....
It was Otto's lowest round in a European Tour event since he won the 2014 Italian Open.
The 39-year-old South African started on the 10th and had three birdies before turning in 33, then added birdies at Nos. 2, 3, 5 and 7 before chipping in for eagle on the par-5 eighth....
The Lady Spikers were a set away from taking back the title when disaster struck as they found themselves staring at an Ateneo onslaught with three-time MVP Alyssa Valdez leading the way with her 34 points.
Overconfidence? Getting relaxed? La Salle Athletic Director Nongnong Calanong doesn’t think so....
The Meralco Bolts aim to ride the momentum of their rousing win last outing as they seek to take a 2-1 series lead against the Alaska Aces in Game Three of the best-of-five Oppo PBA Commissioner’s Cup semifinals Friday at SMART-Araneta Coliseum.
Gametime is set at 7 p.m. live on TV5.
The Bolts, behind Jared Dillinger’s hot shooting in the fourth quarter, pulled out a tough 92-87 victory over the Aces in Game Two on Wednesday to level the series at 1-1....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||6||6||0.500||6th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||5||7||0.417||7th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||4||8||0.333||9th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||3||7||0.300||8th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||2||7||0.222||9th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||11||0.312||6th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||6||0.400||6th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||5||9||0.357||9th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||4||10||0.286||9th|