Volleyball

Far Eastern University sent University of Santo Tomas reeling to its third straight defeat with a 25-22, 25-18, 15-25, 25-23 victory Saturday in the UAAP Season 78 women’s volleyball tournament.

Coming off a straight set loss to Ateneo last Wednesday, the Lady Tamaraws overcame the three-pronged Tigresses attack and racked up their second win in the tournament against as many losses.

Toni Rose Basas led the attack for FEU finishing with game-high 19 points, all from kills. Skipper Remy Joy Palma added 12.

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La Salle makes quick work of Adamson (February 14, 2016)
Randolph B. Leongson [ Source: Inquirer ]

Volleyball

La Salle bounced back big and made quick work of Adamson, 25-13, 25-13, 25-16, Saturday in the UAAP Season 78 women’s volleyball tournament at San Juan Arena.

On the heels of their shock defeat to National University last Wednesday, the Lady Spikers wanted no part a losing streak as they improved to 3-1.

“Sabi ko nga sa kanila pagkatapos noong talo sa NU, dalawa lang ang pupuntahan natin pagkatapos nito: either lulubog tayo o magpapakita tayo ng kagustuhan na makabawi,” said coach Ramil de Jesus. “Ngayon buti nakabawi agad sila.”

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Volleyball

MANILA, Philippines - It’s going to be a long, difficult jouney for RC Cola-Army when it marches back to the Philippine Superliga (PSL) for the 2016 PSL Invitational women’s volleyball tournament on Feb. 18 at The Arena in San Juan.

The Lady Troopers, winners of the league’s first three titles before taking a three-conference hiatus, will have their hands full when they battle a very competitive field composed of taller, younger and more aggressive players in this top-tier tourney to be aired live over TV5.

“It’s now an entirely different ballgame,” said RC Cola-Army coach Emilio “Kungfu” Reyes.

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 National University head coach Roger Gorayeb talks about the Lady Bulldogs' huge upset over De La Salle University.

National University head coach Roger Gorayeb believes that the Lady Bulldogs’ huge win against De La Salle University could be the catalyst for the squad’s drive to capture the elusive crown.

Gorayeb said that NU’s 25-16, 26-24, 14-25, 25-23, upset over the Lady Spikers on Wednesday boosted the team’s morale in the 78th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament.

Composed of veteran hitters Myla Pablo, Jorelle Singh and 6-foot-5 Jaja Santiago, the Lady Bulldogs are considered as one of the top contenders to challenge the Ateneo de Manila University’s reign.

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 "Nu'ng nakuha na ng NU ang confidence, nahirapan ng bumalik ang mga bata -- DLSU coach Ramil De Jesus

De La Salle University's errors did them in.

Surging National University pounced on the shocked Lady Spikers as DLSU absorbed an early upset 16-25, 24-26, 25-14, 23-25 against the now confident Lady Bulldogs, Wednesday in the 78th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

NU nicked DLSU’s erstwhile pristine record to force a two-way tie for second to third spot after three games behind league-leading defending two-time champion Ateneo de Manila.

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NU out to prove UAAP volleyball more than Ateneo, La Salle (February 12, 2016)
Camille B. Naredo [ Source: ABS CBN News ]

 Jaja Santiago (3) helped NU beat La Salle in four sets. Photo by Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN Sports

MANILA, Philippines – The National University (NU) Lady Bulldogs showed on Wednesday that the UAAP Season 78 women's volleyball tournament was more than a two-team race when they stunned perennial contenders De La Salle University in four sets.

The Lady Bulldogs have placed third in the past two seasons, with rival schools La Salle and Ateneo de Manila University battling in the Finals for four consecutive seasons now. Entering Season 78, the two-time defending champion Lady Eagles and the Lady Spikers were again among the favorites.

The Lady Bulldogs crashed their party, however, with a 25-16, 26-24, 14-25, 25-23 win over La Salle that massively boosted the team's confidence.

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FEU was intimidated against Ateneo, admits coach (February 12, 2016)
Camille B. Naredo [ Source: ABS CBN News ]

 The FEU Lady Tamaraws suffered their second loss of the season against Ateneo. Photo by Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN Sports

MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University (FEU) head coach Shaq delos Santos admitted the Lady Tamaraws were intimidated by the Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles in their UAAP Season 78 game on Wednesday, and that his young team still needs to develop maturity and consistency.

The Lady Tamaraws started without injured star hitter Bernadeth Pons and gave up eight unanswered points in the opening set. They were trailing 1-11 at one point before they made a late rally due in part to the Lady Eagles' errors.

Ateneo went on to win 25-22, 25-19 and 25-15, handing FEU their second defeat of the tournament.

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