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Champions League to gather PH volleyball’s best next year (December 18, 2014)
Marc Anthony Reyes [ Source: Inquirer ]

Volleyball

To bring out the best of local volleyball, the Philippine Superliga plans to stage a PSL Champions League that will pit the reigning titlists of the PSL, Shakeys V-League, UAAP and NCAA.

PSL president Ramon “Tats” Suzara said they have initiated moves to stage the short tournament among the champions of the country’s biggest leagues on Aug. 15 to 22.

This early, at least two Southeast Asian teams have also been invited to join the tournament.

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Volleyball

MANILA, Philippines – The Arellano Lady Chiefs marched to their eighth consecutive victory in NCAA women's volleyball by defeating Jose Rizal University (JRU), 25-10, 25-14, and 25-16 Tuesday at the San Juan Arena.

Danna Henson fired 20 points, 17 of which came on attacks, while CJ Rosario added 15 to help the Lady Chiefs' cause.

Arellano had 56 attacks and needed only 58 minutes to dispose of the Lady Bombers. The loss was JRU's fourth of the season against five wins.

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NU tossers bag NCR title (December 16, 2014)
[ Source: Inquirer ]

Volleyball

National University foiled University of Santo Tomas, 25-21, 25-19, 22-25, 25-23, to rule the Shakey’s Girls Volleyball League NCR leg at Ynares Sports Arena last Sunday.

The Lady Bullpups, led by Most Valuable Player Faith Nisperos, advanced to the League of Champions set Jan. 11 to 16, also at Ynares Arena.

Nisperos also took the best middle blocker honors  while teammates Rica Diolan was best setter award, Kristine Magallanes won best libero honors and Jasmin Nabor took the best opposite spiker plum.

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Volleyball

MANILA, Philippines—Flying off to another country, the Ateneo de Manila University Lady Eagles swooped down on the bronze medal at the expense of Malaysia in a lopsided 3-0 victory, 25-11, 25-11, 25-16 at the Asean University Games in Palembang, Indonesia Sunday afternoon.

Alyssa Valdez and Ella de Jesus took their scoring acts to the big stages closing out Malaysia with back-to-back hits that ensured the Philippine representatives the third-place medal.

“We are happy for this bronze medal finish, especially, for an inexperienced team like the Lady Eagles,” team manager Tony Boy Liao said.

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Volleyball

MANILA, Philippines – Team UAAP-Philippines dominated Singapore, 25-12, 25-9 and 25-11, Saturday night in the women's volleyball competition of the 17th ASEAN University Games in Palembang, Indonesia to forge a bronze medal showdown against Malaysia.

Alyssa Valdez, the reigning UAAP Most Valuable Player, had three service aces to finish with 11 points, while Bea de Leon scored all but one of her 10 points off attacks for the Filipina spikers.

Ella de Jesus added eight hits, while Aerieal Patnongon had two blocks for a six-point outing. Michelle Morente also scored six points for Team UAAP-PH, which is composed of the Ateneo Lady Eagles players.

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FEU snaps NU's win streak (December 14, 2014)
[ Source: ABS CBN News ]

The FEU Lady Tamaraws celebrate after vanquishing the NU Lady Bulldogs on Saturday. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNNews.com

MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University (FEU) snapped National University’s (NU) win streak in the UAAP women’s volleyball on Saturday.

After losing their third game against De La Salle University (DLSU) last Wednesday, the Lady Tamaraws rebounded by essaying a three set victory over the Lady Bulldogs, 25-23, 26-24 and 25-10.

With the win, FEU effectively halted NU’s streak to two games.

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Lady Falcons prevail over Tigresses (December 14, 2014)
[ Source: ABS CBN News ]

Amanda Villanueva rejoices after scoring against UST. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNNews.com

MANILA, Philippines – Adamson University (AdU) shrugged off a listless second set to hack out a four-set victory over the University of Santo Tomas during Saturday’s UAAP women’s Volleyball at The Arena in San Juan City.

Amanda Villanueva keyed the Lady Falcons’ offensive spurt in the last two sets to complete a 25-17, 15-25, 25-20, 25-20 win against the skidding Tigresses.

Villanueva tallied 15 points on 10 attacks to go with her 3 blocks and 2 service aces.

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