Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Abigail Marano: All out, all heart and all for God

Abby Marano of DLSU Lady Spikers is UAAP Women's Volleyball
Most Valuable Player for Season 74.
(Photo by Roy Afable)

The UAAP women’s volleyball season 74 has been one of the so far. Fans were treated to yet another epic battle between rivals Ateneo De Manila University Lady Eagles and De La Salle University Lady Spikers in the Finals. It’s not often that you see these two teams play in a championship match.

For the defending champs though, the level of competition was even tougher than their season 73 title win. Even with their streak broken in game 1 of the finals was broken, that didn’t stop them from getting a W in game 2.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Seaoil NBTC Elite League

I mentioned about this upcoming elite high school hoops event last month. The Seaoil NBTC Elite League officially began their search for the best young ballers from different high schools all over the country last February 18-19 at the San Beda College gym.

As the list of aspiring young prospects vie for a spot at the Seaoil High School All-Star game, the elite league tryouts are currently holding their last set of tryouts today, February 26.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Green'd out for two-peat – 5 ways to beat Ateneo

(Photo by Roy Afable)

Oftentimes at a mention of the UAAP, the storied rivalry of Ateneo and La Salle come to mind. While we missed that level of championship match in basketball, that type of competition is never far behind in Volleyball. What a treat for fans of both Ateneo and La Salle as they clash in Finals for Volleyball supremacy.

The defending champs have completed the 14-0 sweep in the elimination round and advanced to the Finals. After the stepladder matches were all said and done, the Ateneo Lady Spikers came out the victors and earned the right to face them for the title.

One big fight for the championship – 5 ways to beat La Salle

(Photo by Roy Afable)

It’s been a great year for the Ateneo Volleyball this year. All roads lead to the UAAP Women’s Volleyball Finals as they face the arch rivals the La Salle for the coveted championship. Playing in the Finals almost happened last year; they came close to booking a spot for the title match but it wasn’t meant to be. Ironically though, it was the Jacq Alarca lead DLSU Lady Spikers that gave them the boot out of the championship hunt in the Final Four. Instead, the UST Tigresses – then defending champions – went on to the Finals but succumbed to the formidable La Salle tossers. Thus ended their title defense and new champs were crowned.


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