PSL serves up Asean Grand Prix this September (January 06, 2017)
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Volleyball

The Philippines will see action in a four-nation, home-and-away volleyball club league clashing with Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.

This was bared by Philippine Superliga president Ramon “Tats” Suzara, who helped conceptualize the Asean Grand Prix slated this September.

Patterned after the Asean Basketball League, the tournament is expected to raise the level of volleyball in the region.

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Romasanta: We’ll make sure Valdez is protected (January 06, 2017)
Marc Anthony Reyes [ Source: Inquirer ]

Alyssa Valdez, left, and Jeffrey Jimenez during the opening of the 13th season of the Shakey’s V-League. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

The Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc. (LVPI) will make sure that Alyssa Valdez is “protected” before she embarks on a 75-day tour of duty for 3BB Nakhornnont in the Thailand League.

LVPI president Joey Romasanta said they have already received a formal letter from the club and the country’s volleyball governing body will scrutinize everything that’s included in the contract.

From Jan. 15 to March 31, Valdez will play for the Thai club in the regular league. The club will shoulder everything—from her plane ticket down to her compensation package, which they didn’t divulge.

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Letran Lady Knights vs Mapua Lady Cardinals. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Letran kept Mapua’s winless skid alive in the NCAA Season 92 women’s volleyball tournament, taking a four-set victory, 22-25, 25-15, 25-22, 25-13, Thursday at San Juan Arena.

Both teams haven’t won a single game prior to Thursday and it was the Lady Knights who chalked up their first as they improved to 1-5 while the Lady Cardinals reeled to a disastrous 0-7.

Letran enjoyed 44 free points from Mapua’s errors while scoring 42 off their own spikes and seven off service aces.

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 Ranya Musa of College of St. Benilde taps the ball away from the defense of San Beda's Satriani Espiritu and Rebecca Cuevas. Josh Albelda, ABS-CBN Sports

MANILA, Philippines – Defending NCAA women's volleyball champion College of St. Benilde needed to overcome a sluggish start to defeat San Beda in four sets in the Season 92 tournament Thursday at the Arena in San Juan.

The Lady Blazers got off to a sputtering start but righted the ship in time to secure a 12-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-19 victory that hiked their record to 6-1.

With the victory, St. Benilde again grabbed hold of solo second after seeing Arellano and Lyceum force a deadlock last Tuesday.

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Serbian coach welcome to help PH volley team (January 05, 2017)
Marc Anthony Reyes [ Source: Inquirer ]

Foton coach Moro Brasnilav. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

Moro Branislav, Serbian coach of Philippine Superliga Grand Prix champion team Foton, is welcome to become consultant of the national women’s volleyball team currently being formed.

Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas (LVPI) acting president Pete Cayco yesterday said the renowned mentor, who directed the country’s historic campaign in the FIVB Women’s Club Championships, would be an invaluable addition to the squad.

“If his benefactors offer his services and would foot the bill, he could be our consultant,” said Cayco right after the LVPI board meeting held at the Philippine Olympic Committee offices in Philsports.

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Andrea Marzan (14) and Jovielyn Prado of Arellano University denied the attack of Jose Rizal University's Karen Montojo. Photo by Josh Albelda, ABS-CBN Sports.

MANILA, Philippines –The Arellano University Lady Chiefs bucked an opening set loss to overpower Jose Rizal University in four sets to claim their fifth win in Season 92 of NCAA women's volleyball on Wednesday at the Arena in San Juan.

The Lady Bombers shocked Arellano with a gutsy 28-26 win in the opening set, but they were unable to sustain their momentum.

Instead, the Lady Chiefs dominated the rest of the way en route to a 26-28, 25-6, 25-15, 25-20 victory to improve to 5-1 in the tournament.

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Czarina Orros of Lyceum pounds an attack over EAC's Denizelle Rasing. Josh Albelda, ABS-CBN Sports

MANILA, Philippines – Lyceum of the Philippines University shook off the lingering effects of the holiday season to down Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC), 25-20, 25-23, 25-20, on Wednesday to seize a share of second place in the NCAA Season 92 women's volleyball tournament.

The Lady Pirates improved to 5-1, tied with defending champion De La Salle-College of St. Benilde in the league standings.

Skipper Cherilyn Jhane Sindayen struggled for form but still finished with 12 points, while Christine Mirales, Czarina Pauline Orros, and La Rainne Fabay combined for 34 points to propel Lyceum to win No. 5.

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