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Tams, Tigresses remain unbeaten -

Monday, August 27, 2012

Defending champs open back-to-back bid in style -

Monday, August 27, 2012

Ateneo overpowers FEU in straight sets -

Friday, August 24, 2012

Sandugo blasts hapless Navy -

Friday, August 24, 2012

Army strikes; Cagayan drops another 5-setter -

Friday, August 24, 2012

Leaders Sandugo, Army go for 3rd straight -

Friday, August 24, 2012

Sandugo outlasts Cagayan in 5-setter -

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fancied Sandugo, Cagayan part ways; Army goes for win #2 -

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sandugo too much for Ateneo -

Monday, August 20, 2012

Army, Cagayan rout foes in V-League opening -

Sunday, August 19, 2012

V-League Open Conference Schedule and Format -

Friday, August 17, 2012

V-League Open Conference lineups -

Friday, August 17, 2012

Volleyball United: Project Banaba -

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hope Alumni stun Unicorns for Ateneo Open crown -

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ateneo Open 2012 schedule -

Friday, August 10, 2012

Ateneo Open 2012 lineups -

Friday, August 10, 2012

Team ASC goes for back-to-back in Ateneo Open -

Friday, August 10, 2012

6 teams sure to join Open Conference -

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Open Conference to start August 19 -

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Petron tourney: UE beach volley bets hope to win at home -

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • Del Mundo and the Lady Maroons are in a logjam for 2nd place with a 2-1 card. (Photo by Josh Albelda/MatchPointPH)

    Tams, Tigresses remain unbeaten

      By Theodore Jurado DEFENDING champion University of Santo Tomas went to the wringer before defeating La Salle, 21-19, 22-20, to become the lone unbeaten women’s team in the UAAP beach volleyball tournament yesterday at the UE Caloocan sand court. The Tigresses’ pair of reigning MVP Judy Caballejo and Maru Banaticla grabbed the solo lead with a 3-0 record entering the halfway mark of the short elimination round. The Lady Archers duo of Wensh Tiu and Kim Fajardo suffered their first loss after going 2-0 to open the season. La Salle thus dropped in a tie with National University, Adamson…

  • Dawson and the Lady Tams were downtrodden in the first day. (Photo by Josh Albelda/MatchPointPH)

    Defending champs open back-to-back bid in style

      By Theodore Jurado UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas opened its title-retention bid in style by posting two straight wins in the UAAP women’s beach volleyball tournament Saturday at the UE Caloocan sand court. Reigning MVP Judy Caballejo and Maru Banaticla of the Tigresses needed three sets to survive Adamson’s Pau Soriano and Sheila Pineda, 19-21, 21-16, 15-13, and returned in the afternoon session with an easy 21-13, 21-13 win over Loryvel Faytaren and Sam Dawson of Far Eastern University. La Salle made an early statement on its championship aspirations as the duo of Wensh Tiu and Kim Fajardo stunned Ateneo’s…

  • Valdez paced the Lady Eagles in their second triumph of the tourney. (Photo by Cheng Bigay/MatchPointPH)

    Ateneo overpowers FEU in straight sets

      By Josiah Israel Albelda RESERVE spiker Ella de Jesus scored 11 points in just two frames to lead Ateneo de Manila University to a straight sets victory over Far Eastern University in the 9th Shakey’s V-League Open Conference Friday at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila. Both teams’ didn’t play their A-game but the Lady Eagles’ effort in the 25-20, 25-18, 25-21 win was enough to propel them to second place in the six-team tournament with a 2-1 slate. Alyssa Valdez top scored for the Katipunan-based squad with 12 markers highlighted by 11 attacks while Fille Cainglet and Gretchen…

  • Ex-MVP Roces rose to the occasion against Navy. (Photo by Cheng Bigay/MatchPointPH)

    Sandugo blasts hapless Navy

      By Josiah Israel Albelda IN a matchup of top and bottom, Sandugo showed why it was the favorite coming into the tournament. Sandugo blasted a hapless Navy crew, sinking the Lady Sailors in three straight sets for their third consecutive triumph in the 9th Shakey’s V-League Open Conference Friday at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila. Four players finished in double digits in Sandugo’s emphatic 25-13, 25-18, 25-14 victory that only took 64 minutes to achieve. Former MVP Sue Roces top scored for the powerhouse squad with 15 points off 13 hits and two aces even as Angela Benting…

  • Salak had 48 excellent sets as Army trooped to the top spot. (Photo by Cheng Bigay/MatchPointPH)

    Army strikes; Cagayan drops another 5-setter

      By Josiah Israel Albelda PUSHED to another five-setter, Cagayan Valley flunked the test anew. The Rising Suns faded in the end game while Philippine Army trooped to its third straight victory — a 25-17, 20-25, 18-25, 25-20, 15-10 squeaker in almost two hours — in the 9th Shakey’s V-League Open Conference Friday at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila. Cagayan’s local 1-2 punch in Sandra delos Santos and Honey Royse Tubino shone bright once more, but it was the Lady Troopers’ three-pronged attack led by the Carolino sisters and Rachel Daquis that was the key for the defending champions…

Tabaquero had a throwback game but FEU still lost. (Photo by Cheng Bigay/MatchPointPH)

Cagayan rises over Ateneo; Navy sinks FEU

Aug 27, 2012

  EVEN with their Thai guns relatively silent again, Cagayan rose to victory and snapped a two-game losing skid. Honey Royse Tubino shone bright as the Rising Suns swept Ateneo de Manila University aside in straight sets for their second win in the 9th Shakey’s V-League Open Conference Sunday at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila. Tubino led all scorers with 15 points to help Cagayan, the league’s newest team, hammer the Lady Eagles, 25-19, 27-25, 25-16, and finish quickly for a change after back-to-back five-setters. Meanwhile, Philippine Navy outworked Far Eastern University in a battle of winless teams, 15-25,…

Utaiwan finally broke out for Sandugo. (Photo by Cheng Bigay/MatchPointPH)

Sandugo repulses Army in thriller

Aug 27, 2012

  IN what could be a finals preview, Sandugo’s Thai imports proved to be unstoppable. Jang Bualee and Utaiwan Kaensing combined for 40 points as Sandugo survived a grueling five-set win over the Philippine Army for their fourth straight win in the 9th Shakey’s V-League Open Conference Sunday at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. Sandugo need an hour and 48 minutes to repulse the Lady Troopers, 25-16, 17-25, 17-25, 25-18, 15-10, to gain the solo lead after a whole week of competition in the country’s premiere volleyball tournament. Their victims fell to solo second with a 3-1 record. Bualee, the first…

Del Mundo and the Lady Maroons are in a logjam for 2nd place with a 2-1 card. (Photo by Josh Albelda/MatchPointPH)

Tams, Tigresses remain unbeaten

Aug 27, 2012

  By Theodore Jurado DEFENDING champion University of Santo Tomas went to the wringer before defeating La Salle, 21-19, 22-20, to become the lone unbeaten women’s team in the UAAP beach volleyball tournament yesterday at the UE Caloocan sand court. The Tigresses’ pair of reigning MVP Judy Caballejo and Maru Banaticla grabbed the solo lead with a 3-0 record entering the halfway mark of the short elimination round. The Lady Archers duo of Wensh Tiu and Kim Fajardo suffered their first loss after going 2-0 to open the season. La Salle thus dropped in a tie with National University, Adamson…

Dawson and the Lady Tams were downtrodden in the first day. (Photo by Josh Albelda/MatchPointPH)

Defending champs open back-to-back bid in style

Aug 27, 2012

  By Theodore Jurado UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas opened its title-retention bid in style by posting two straight wins in the UAAP women’s beach volleyball tournament Saturday at the UE Caloocan sand court. Reigning MVP Judy Caballejo and Maru Banaticla of the Tigresses needed three sets to survive Adamson’s Pau Soriano and Sheila Pineda, 19-21, 21-16, 15-13, and returned in the afternoon session with an easy 21-13, 21-13 win over Loryvel Faytaren and Sam Dawson of Far Eastern University. La Salle made an early statement on its championship aspirations as the duo of Wensh Tiu and Kim Fajardo stunned Ateneo’s…

Valdez paced the Lady Eagles in their second triumph of the tourney. (Photo by Cheng Bigay/MatchPointPH)

Ateneo overpowers FEU in straight sets

Aug 24, 2012

  By Josiah Israel Albelda RESERVE spiker Ella de Jesus scored 11 points in just two frames to lead Ateneo de Manila University to a straight sets victory over Far Eastern University in the 9th Shakey’s V-League Open Conference Friday at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila. Both teams’ didn’t play their A-game but the Lady Eagles’ effort in the 25-20, 25-18, 25-21 win was enough to propel them to second place in the six-team tournament with a 2-1 slate. Alyssa Valdez top scored for the Katipunan-based squad with 12 markers highlighted by 11 attacks while Fille Cainglet and Gretchen…

Ex-MVP Roces rose to the occasion against Navy. (Photo by Cheng Bigay/MatchPointPH)

Sandugo blasts hapless Navy

Aug 24, 2012

  By Josiah Israel Albelda IN a matchup of top and bottom, Sandugo showed why it was the favorite coming into the tournament. Sandugo blasted a hapless Navy crew, sinking the Lady Sailors in three straight sets for their third consecutive triumph in the 9th Shakey’s V-League Open Conference Friday at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila. Four players finished in double digits in Sandugo’s emphatic 25-13, 25-18, 25-14 victory that only took 64 minutes to achieve. Former MVP Sue Roces top scored for the powerhouse squad with 15 points off 13 hits and two aces even as Angela Benting…

Salak had 48 excellent sets as Army trooped to the top spot. (Photo by Cheng Bigay/MatchPointPH)

Army strikes; Cagayan drops another 5-setter

Aug 24, 2012

  By Josiah Israel Albelda PUSHED to another five-setter, Cagayan Valley flunked the test anew. The Rising Suns faded in the end game while Philippine Army trooped to its third straight victory — a 25-17, 20-25, 18-25, 25-20, 15-10 squeaker in almost two hours — in the 9th Shakey’s V-League Open Conference Friday at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila. Cagayan’s local 1-2 punch in Sandra delos Santos and Honey Royse Tubino shone bright once more, but it was the Lady Troopers’ three-pronged attack led by the Carolino sisters and Rachel Daquis that was the key for the defending champions…

The Lady Troopers are on track in their title defense. (Photo by Cheng Bigay/MatchPointPH)

Leaders Sandugo, Army go for 3rd straight

Aug 24, 2012

  By Josiah Israel Albelda LEAGUE leaders Sandugo and Philippine Army try to tighten their grip on the top spot when they battle separate foes Friday in the 9th Shakey’s V-League Open Conference at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. The Lady Troopers, the tournament’s defending champions, battle powerhouse Cagayan Valley in the curtain-raiser at 2pm in another triple-bill gameday in the country’s premiere amateur volleyball league. Sandugo is expected to meet easier sailing against winless Navy at 4pm before Ateneo de Manila University and Far Eastern University lock horns in an all-UAAP tussle in the nightcap at 6pm.  

Features

One sport. One mission. One community. (Photo by Josh Albelda/MatchPointPH)

Volleyball United: Project Banaba

WE all saw how monsoon rains last week flooded not only houses and property all over Luzon, but dreams of Filipinos, who were left to shout, scream and then run for their lives as torrential rains formed floods taller than houses. One of the hardest hit areas is Barangay Banaba in San Mateo, Rizal, where a light drizzle casts fear into the hearts of residents. Now, 90% of people there live in evacuation centers, where there is not enough food, medicines, space and sanitation. Kids are getting sick, adults are getting ill and even animals like pigs, cats and dogs…

Will height and experience be an advantage for them? (Photo from FIVB)

Olympic Preview: Algeria, Italy, Russia

By JC Gavile ALGERIA Placing just 11th last Olympics, the African champion and qualifier is out to show to everyone that they will play better this time. If last time, it was their first time, this time, expect a better showing from them. Although small in height, Algeria also shows a lot of firepower with the use of their leaping ability. Aside from these, their floor defense is commendable as compared to the other teams. Expect this African representative to show a decent and better performance this coming Olympics.   ITALY The World Cup champions has shown a lackadaisical performance…

Can Kim Yeon Koung bring Korea to glory?

Olympic Preview: Korea, Serbia, Brazil

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Will homecourt advantage be enough for Great Britain? (Photo from FIVB)

Olympic Preview: Britain, Dominican Republic, Japan

  By JC Gavile THE Olympic Volleyball tournament starts in a few days and to guide you in the upcoming games, we have a preview of the participating teams. Twelve teams have qualified for the Olympics and each team had to go through a series of tournaments just to qualify for this prestigious event. 1 Host Country (Great Britain) 3 World Cup champions and runner-ups (USA, Italy and China) 1 North American qualifier (Dominican Republic) 1 South American qualifier (Brazil) 1 Asian qualifier (Japan) 1 African Qualifier (Algeria) 1 European qualifier (Turkey) 3 World qualifiers (Russia, Korea and Serbia)  …