Best yet to come for Eagles after dominant win over Maroons

MANILA, Philippines — Two games. Two blowout wins......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarSep 14th, 2017

Lady Warriors go streaking; Ateneo falls for first time

With De La Salle University plagued by injury, University of the East is now the closest challenger to National University’s throne in the UAAP 80 Women’s Basketball Tournament. And after a season-opening defeat, the Lady Warriors now look the part, going on a win run at the expense of hapless University of the Philippines, 52-42, on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. Playing their third game in a week, the girls of head coach Aileen Lebornio still showed much sense of urgency in this one. Bienca Ramos and Joyce Francisco provided a big boost, conniving for all but four in UE’s 19-point third quarter that increased a three-point cushion into a 48-31 lead heading into the final frame. “Nung third quarter, buti nag-respond sila sa sinabi ko at nakuha na namin gusto namin,” Lebornio said. Love Sto. Domingo then hammered down the final nail in the coffin and eventually ended with a 15-point, 17-rebound double-double. Ramos and Francisco also contributed 12 markers apiece. Lebornio’s defense was stout as always, limiting the Lady Maroons into an abysmal 21 percent shooting. And so, after falling to NU in their first assignment, the Lady Warriors are now on a two-game win run. They are now in three-way tie for third after erstwhile undefeated Ateneo de Manila University suffered its first setback in the season. Valerie Mamaril and Precious Arellado scored 16 and 15 points, respectively, and Far Eastern University made another statement, taking down the Lady Eagles, 64-58. Katrina Guytingco’s back-to-back hits kept things interesting for Ateneo in the last 20 seconds before Mamaril kept them at bay once and for all by converting three charities. “At least, meron na kaming help ngayon kasi si Arellado lang last year e. Nag-improve na rin talaga yung Mamaril,” head coach Bert Flores said after his girls bounced back onto a 2-1 standing. Also at 2-1 are the Lady Eagles who were led by Hazelle Yam’s 20 points. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME UE 52 – Sto. Domingo 15, Ramos 12, Francisco 12, Chan 6, Tacula 4, Nama 3, Gayacao 0, Cortizano 0, Requiron 0, Strachan 0, Pedregosa 0, Bobis 0, Borromeo 0. UP 42 – Esplana 16, Domingo 13, Isip 5, Ordoveza 4, Rodas 4, Cruz 0, Pesquera 0, Tan S. 0, Lapid 0, Ongsiako 0, Bascon 0, Viray 0, Gatpatan 0, Tan K. 0. QUARTER SCORES: 14-9, 29-26, 48-31, 52-42. SECOND GAME FEU 64 – Mamaril 16, Arellado 15, Taguiam 11, Jumuad 7, Gerner 5, Antiola 3, Bastatas 2, Balleser 2, Okunlola 0, Ouano 0, De Guzman 0. ATENEO 58 – Yam 20, Deacon 11, Guytingco 10, Buendia 6, Go 4, Joson 4, Newsome 3, Uy De Ong 0, Cancio 0, Villamor 0. QUARTER SCORES: 14-21, 30-33, 43-39, 64-58. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 17th, 2017

Double-time work delivers goods for Red Lions

“Double time, double time!” That was what surprise San Beda College coach Al Alegro muttered the very moment his Red Lions fell in straight sets to the favored National University Bulldogs, 15-25, 16-25, 18-25, in their first outing in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference. The next day coach Alegro, who took over when head coach Nes Pamilar underwent a heart surgery, plunged his players into longer training hours only to be clawed into submission again by the UAAP triple champion Ateneo Blue Eagles. But Alegro took comfort from the way his charges made the Blue Eagles sweat for every point, 23-25, 16-25, 25-27. Finally on Sept. 11, the coach and his team’s staunchest supporters, Atty. Tomas Africa and his wife, breathed a sigh of relief following the Red Lions’ masterful handling of the usually strong University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, 25-22, 22-25, 19-25. Newcomer Jomaru Amagan exploded with 14 points and the veteran pair of Mark Christian Enciso and Limuel Patenio combined for 25 points to lead the Red Lions’ rise from a two-game skid. “Nakuha rin sa sipag,” Alegro blurted out as he rose from the bench to applaud his players. Blissful was just the exact word to describe his face as he walked toward the locker; it stayed with him, said middle blocker Adrian Viray long after the game. Inside the dressing room so overjoyed was he that he could not find enough appetite to finish off the home-cooked meals prepared and delivered to Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City by the Africas. He sat on the bench without talking. He was just looking at his players celebrating in the locker, the appetizing food before him untouched for several minutes, reported assistant coach Ariel dela Cruz. “Binubugbog ko sila ngayon sa training. Mas mahabang oras, mas mahirap na drills,” Alegro said of the kind of training he now subjects his players after the stinging loss to the Bulldogs. All his 14 players including rookies Amagan and Angelo Torres in this season-ending tournament of the PVL, a collaboration among organizer Sports Vision, official league partner Asics, and official game ball Mikasa, are eligible for the NCAA, where the Red Lions landed in third place the previous season.   strong>Unofficial team manager /strong> Atty. Africa could only smile in acceptance whenever he is referred to as San Beda’s unofficial team manager in volleyball – and basketball as well, he added. It was his brother, Fr. Eduardo Africa, he said, who started the family’s attachment to the Red Lions and Lionesses in the two sports. “During his time my brother was the sports chaplain of the college on Mendiola. Now that he is away as head of the Bukidnon monastery, the rest of us continue to support the players.” The complete San Beda lineup: Jomaru Amagan, Gian Carlo Genobaten, Angelo Torres, Adrian Viray, Yeshua Manliclic, Limuel Patenio, Rodel Nellas Casin, Bryan James Gonzales, Ferdinand Ulibas, Mark Christian Enciso, Earl Kenneth Gonzales, Mark Lorenze Santos, John Carlo Desuyo, and Gerald Zabala. Alegrio Carpio, head coach; Ariel dela Cruz, assistant coach. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

Blue Eagles clinch first semifinals berth

Gian Carlo Glorioso and Marck Espejo led the way as unbeaten Ateneo de Manila University clinched a semifinals seat Saturday after a quick work of University of the Philippines, 25-18, 25-18, 25-18, in the men’s division of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference. The Blue Eagles needed only 68 minutes to submit the Fighting Maroons for their fifth straight win in as many outings, a firm grip of the solo lead and most importantly a spot in the best-of-three semis. Glorioso scored 13 points while Espejo finished with 12 markers for the three-time UAAP champion Katipunan-based squad, which still has De La Salle University and National University in its list of assignments. UAAP Season 79 rookie of the year Chumason Njigha and Ishmael Rivera combined for 17 markers while Ish Polvorosa dished out 27 excellent sets for Ateneo. UP dropped to 1-3 slate and second straight defeat.  Wendel Miguel had seven points while Gian San Pascual had six for the Maroons, who failed to capitalize on the Blue Eagles’ 26 errors. Meanwhile, Cris Dumago starred in DLSU’s 25-16, 23-25, 25-16, 32-30 win over San Beda College. Dumago scattered 21 spikes in a 23-point outing while adding 22 excellent receptions and eight digs for the Green Spikers. Raymark Woo scored 19 points while Arjay Onia had 16 as the Taft-based squad improved to 3-2 slate. The Red Spikers slid to 1-3 card tied with UP despite the 16-point effort of Earl Gonzales.     ---  Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

Blue Eagles out to clinch a semis spot

Undefeated Ateneo de Manila University aims for the first semifinals spot against University of the Philippines on Saturday in the men’s division of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Game time is at 10:00 a.m. Sporting a 4-0 win-loss record, the Blue Eagles are just a victory away from clinching a spot in the best-of-three semis. Behind the consistent game of four-time UAAP Most Valuable Player Marck Espejo, who is averaging 19 points per game, the Blue Eagles are on the right track of annexing another crown in a Sports Vision-organizeed tournament after claiming the now defunct V-League’s last two Collegiate Conference titles – all in clean sweep.  The three-time UAAP champion Ateneo is coming off a 25-13, 25-22, 25-22, demolition of reigning NCAA titlist College of St. Benilde last Wednesday. Espejo led the way with 17 points while Ishmael Rivera had nine markers. The duo are expected to deliver once again against the Fighting Maroons. UP is in a three-way tie at 1-2 slate with San Beda College and National University. The Maroons were turned back by the Red Spikers, 22-25, 22-25, 19-25 on Monday. Meanwhile, San Beda College faces De La Salle University (2-2) at 8:00 a.m.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2017

Eagles unmask Maroons; Tams rebound

Games Saturday(Smart Araneta Coliseum) 2 p.m. – DLSU vs NU.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

Blue Eagles rout UP Maroons

Blue Eagles rout UP Maroons.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

Blue Eagles drop Fighting Maroons to grab solo lead in UAAP

Blue Eagles drop Fighting Maroons to grab solo lead in UAAP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

Eagles soar past Maroons, grab solo leadership

Eagles soar past Maroons, grab solo leadership.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

Eagles see big fight vs Maroons for lead

MANILA, Philippines — Weather-permitting, Katipunan neighbors and opening weekend winners Ateneo and University of the Philippines clash to dispute the early.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2017

Eagles, Maroons dispute solo lead in UAAP

Eagles, Maroons dispute solo lead in UAAP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 12th, 2017

Maroons face Eagles, eye 2nd straight win

Maroons face Eagles, eye 2nd straight win.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 12th, 2017

Lady Eagles sweep Maroons in UAAP volley

MANILA, Philippines -  Ateneo de Manila University displayed top form from start to finish as it dominated skidding University of the Philippines, 25-15, 25-.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 11th, 2017

Ateneo Lady Eagles deal struggling UP Lady Maroons 4th straight loss

Ateneo Lady Eagles deal struggling UP Lady Maroons 4th straight loss.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 11th, 2017

Soaring Lady Eagles seek No. 7 vs skidding Maroons

MANILA, Philippines -  Ateneo seeks to stretch its win run to six and seventh overall as it faces a slumping University of the Philippines side even as Unive.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 10th, 2017

World Sports: Ateneo, UP reengage this weekend

THE University Athletic Association of the Philippines' (UAAP) version of the "Battle of Katipunan" hits volume 2 for Season 79 this weekend with the Ateneo Lady Eagles and University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons reengaging......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 9th, 2017

Lady Eagles blast unbeaten Lady Maroons

MANILA, Philippines -  Ateneo fashioned out an emphatic 25-14, 25-19, 25-21 victory over erstwhile unbeaten University of the Philippines to grab a share of.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2017

World Sports: Ateneo breaks UP's unbeaten run in 3 sets

THE Ateneo Lady Eagles continued to soar yesterday, beating the University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons in straight sets, 25-14, 25-19 and 25-21, to snap the latter's undefeated run in Season 79 of the UAAP women's volleyball tournament......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2017

Ateneo Lady Eagles snap UP Lady Maroons' win streak in straight sets

Ateneo Lady Eagles snap UP Lady Maroons' win streak in straight sets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2017

UP coach downplays easy win over Adamson

MANILA, Philippines — University of the Philippines Lady Maroons head coach Jerry Yee downplayed the team's dominant opening day victory......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2017

UP nails 2nd in row; FEU whips UST

MANILA, Philippines – After clipping the wings of the Ateneo Blue Eagles, the University of the Philippines Maroons grounded another high-flying squad, Adams.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2016