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Perpetual spikers blast Lyceum foes

University of Perpetual Help System Dalta survived a second-set meltdown as it pushed back Lyceum of the Philippines University, 25-22, 33-31, 25-20, yesterday to seize the lead in the 95th NCAA men’s volleyball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJan 21st, 2020

NCAA Season 95: San Beda, Perpetual in search of back-to-back wins

San Beda University and University of Perpetual Help seek back-to-back victories when they face their respective foes on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Coming off a season-opening win, the Lady Red Spikers look to spark a winning streak in a showdown with San Sebastian College at 2:00 p.m. after the Lady Altas’ duel with Lyceum of the Philippines University at 12:00 noon. Both games will air via iWant. San Beda outlasted Jose Rizal University, 25-17, 22-25, 25-27, 25-14, 15-6, last Saturday to open its campaign on a high note. Veterans Cesca Racraquin and Nieza Viray, who had 24 and 21 points, respectively, the last time out, are again expected to lead the Lady Red Spikers’ drive to climb at second spot to tie defending three-time champion Arellano University (2-0). The Lady Stags, on the other hand, hope to arrest a two-game slide. SSC-R is winless in two games tied with Emilio Aguinaldo College and LPU. Meanwhile, the Lady Altas try to add another win in their card and break off from a four-way tie at 1-1 with Jose Rizal University, Letran and Mapua University. Perpetual defeated the SSC-R in four sets last Saturday. In men’s play, Perpetual will take on LPU at 10:00 a.m. while San Beda and SSC-R clash at 3:30 p.m. Scheduled in the juniors’ division are the 8:30 a.m. encounter of defending five-time champion Perpetual and LPU while San Beda and SSC-R will close the playdate at 5:00 p.m.   ---      Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 20th, 2020

NCAA Season 95: San Beda back on the right track

Cesca Racraquin dropped 22 points as San Beda University snapped a two-game skid at the expense of hapless Emilio Aguinaldo College, 25-15, 25-16, 27-25, in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Monday. The seasoned hitter unleashed 18 kills, three aces and a kill block in  the Lady Red Spikers’ bounce back win after bowing down to three-time defending champion Arellano University and unbeaten College of St. Benilde. She laced her all-around performance with nine digs and seven excellent receptions as San Beda moved up to solo fourth spot with a 4-2 win-loss record, strengthening its Final Four bid with just three outings left for the Lady Red Spikers. Helping out Racraquin were Nieza Viray, who got 13 points including 11 from attacks, and the pair of Kim Manzano and Trisha Paras, who combined for 14 markers for San Beda, which will still face University of Perpetual Help, Mapua University and Lyceum of the Philippines University. Lynne Matias tallied 19 excellent sets to help the Lady Red Spikers convert 47 attack points. The Lady Generals dropped their sixth straight game to remain as the only squad that has yet to taste victory. Cathrine Almazan was the only EAC player in double figures with 10 points while Kristine Tesara and Dhariane Gallardez scored six each. Meanwhile, the Generals joined two-time defending champion Perpetual on top of the standings with a 6-0 record after hurdling the Red Spikers, 25-22, 25-20, 18-25, 25-19, in the men’s division. Joshua Mina dropped 24 points off 21 kills, two kill blocks and an ace to lead EAC while Aaron Daduya and Danrich Melad posted 17 and 14 markers, respectively. San Beda slid to a 3-3 slate despite the 16-point effort of Jeffrey Losa. In juniors’ play, the Red Cubs put the Brigadiers five-game winning streak to a screeching halt, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 25-17, behind the 23-point explosion of Zandro Pasayloon. San Beda improved to a 4-2 mark.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2020

NCAA Season 95: Lady Red Spikers out to stop skid

San Beda University tries to get out of a two-game slump when it takes on winless Emilio Aguinaldo College on Monday in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. After a red-hot 3-0 start, the Lady Red Spikers went cold to slide down to fourth spot tied with Letran. Hoping to keep its Final Four hopes alive in a very tight race, San Beda is in a must-win situation in its encounter with the Lady Generals at 12:00 noon that will air via iWant. The Lady Red Spikers suffered losses at the hands of three-time defending champion Arellano University (5-1) and league-leading College of St. Benilde (6-0). EAC, on the other hand, has yet to win a game after dropping its first five matches and is on a 15-game losing skid since Season 93. Meanwhile, Jose Rizal University is also on a mission to stay alive in the semis race in its 2:00 p.m. battle with Mapua University. Carrying a 2-4 win-loss card tied with Lyceum of the Philippines, the Lady Bombers still have a shot at a spot in the Final Four but must sweep all of its remaining games to at least force a playoff for a semis seat. The Lady Cardinals hold a 1-4 mark. In men’s play, EAC (5-0) goes for a tie at the top with reigning two-time champion Perpetual in a showdown with San Beda (3-2) at 10:00 a.m. while battling at 3:30 p.m. are Mapua (2-3) and JRU (1-5). The juniors’ pairings will feature the Brigadiers (5-0) and Red Cubs (3-2) at 8:30 a.m. while marching on court at 5:00 p.m. are winless teams Red Robins (0-5) and Light Bombers (0-6).   ---       Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2020

Balanza, Saints take fight out of Heroes in NCAA All-Star

Jerrick Balanza's winning streak continues in the NCAA 95 All-Star Game. Battling back from 18 points down in the last eight minutes, Balanza and Team Saints got the better of very game Team Heroes for a well-earned 113-111, Tuesday at MOA Arena. Fresh off a championship run for Colegio de San Juan de Letran, the graduating guard came up clutch for Team Saints and converted 3-of-4 charities in the final minute to complete their comeback from an 82-100 deficit at the 7:23 mark of the final frame. Balanza wasn't on the floor, though, when Team Saints detonated their blast. Rather, it was University of Perpetual Help's Edgar Charcos and San Sebastian College-Recoletos' RK Ilagan who were at the spearhead of the charge, with the former scoring seven and the latter scoring six points in the 21-6 run that put them ahead, 108-106. Jio Jalalon's, the pride of Arellano University, short stab tied the tally at 108-all with under two minutes left, but it was at that point that the King Knight's aggressiveness led to four free throws, all but one he hit. Jalalon's connection with former running mate Kent Salado yet again pulled Team Heroes within one, 110-111, with 24.2 ticks to go, but San Beda University's Clint Doliguez and Ilagan's splits from the stripe sealed the deal once and for all for their side. In the end, Balanza had 13 points, four rebounds, and two assists en route to being recognized as All-Star Game MVP while Doliguez and Ilagan also added nine and seven markers, respectively. Altas big man Ben Adamos topped the scoring column for Team Saints with 18 points on top of nine rebounds to help Letran remain inside the winners' circle even in the exhibition game. Completing the lineup for the winners are College of St. Benilde's Aaron Umlas, Unique Naboa, and Justin Gutang; Letran's Rey Nambatac and Bonbon Batiller; Perpetual's Justine Alano and Edgar Charcos; San Beda's Ryusei Koga and AC Soberano; and San Sebastian's Chris Baluyot and Alvin Capobres. For Team Heroes, Chiefs center Justine Arana showed the way with 22 points, seven rebounds, four blocks, and two assists while Jalalon and Salado merged for 17 markers, eight boards, and seven assists. Marcelino twins Jayvee and Jaycee also made Lyceum of the Philippines University proud with the former finishing with 22 points, five rebounds, and four assists and the latter ending with 12 markers, three boards, and two dimes. Rounding out their roster are LPU's Kevin Lacap, Sidney Onwubere, JP Maguliano, and Jethro Mendoza and JP Maguliano of Emilio Aguinaldo College, Ry Dela Rosa and Agem Miranda of Jose Rizal University, and Arvin Gamboa and Noah Lugo of Mapua University BOX SCORES SAINTS 113 - Adamos 18, Balanza 14, Umlas 11, Doliguez 9, Charcos 8, Ilagan 7, Nambatac 7, Batiller 6, Capobres 6, Alano 6, Naboa 5, Soberano 5, Baluyot 4, Gutang 4, Koga 3. HEROES 111 - Arana 22, Marcelino JV. 22, Jalalon 14, Marcelino JV. 12, Gamboa 10, Maguliano 8, Miranda 7, Onwubere 5, Mendoza 5, Dela Rosa 3, Salado 3, Lugo 0. QUARTER SCORES: 26-35, 47-62, 75-92, 113-111 --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 26th, 2019

NCAA 95: LPU makes history as Staglets, Greenies, Braves don t take of business

STANDINGS San Beda 17-1 (twice-to-beat) LPU 11-7 (twice-to-beat) San Sebastian 10-8 (Final Four) CSB-LSGH 10-8 Arellano 10-8 JRU 9-9 (eliminated) Letran 8-10 (eliminated) Perpetual 7-11 (eliminated) Mapua 5-12 (eliminated) EAC 2-15 (eliminated) Lyceum of the Philippines University was not playing on Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre. And yet, the Jr. Pirates are the biggest winners as they made history thanks to Mapua High School's triumph over College of St. Benilde-La Salle Green Hills, University of Perpetual Help's victory versus San Sebastian College-Recoletos, and Jose Rizal University High School's win against Arellano High School. The Red Robins came from behind to clamp down on the Jr. Blazers, 64-60, and thus, the former prevented the latter from clinching a playoff berth. Dan Parinas and Jonnel Policarpio made their presence felt inside with the former finishing with 13 points and seven rebounds and the latter ending with 13 markers and six boards in the now-dethroned champions' fifth win in 17 games. "Eto yung isa sa pinakamasarap na panalo," head coach Yong Garcia said post-game. "Ang goal naman talaga namin, mag-improve lang nang mag-improve. Parte pa rin nun ito." Megan Galang also had 11 points and nine rebounds as Mapua exacted revenge on its new-age rival in the biggest way possible as, with the win, they forced CSB-LSGH into a tie for one of the remaining spots in the next round. They are tied with the Staglets who themselves, were frustrated by the Jr. Altas earlier in the day, 76-81. Yuki Kawamura waxed hot for 21 points while Kyle Cuevas posted a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double to help Perps close its campaign at 7-11. With a win in its last game in the season, the Las Pinas-based squad looked like it had complicated matters for Baste. That didn't last long, though, as in the last game of the day, the Light Bombers silenced the Braves, 70-62. Fred Ganut topped the scoring column with 19 points while Celsus Fortuna and Condrad Famaranco chimed in 11 and 10 markers, respectively. Behind a total team effort, JRU ascended to a 9-9 finish while at the same time arranging a three-team logjam for its conquered foes. With their sorry losses, all of CSB-LSGH, San Sebastian, and Arellano ended the elimination round at 10-8, standing on even ground for the third to fifth spots. All of them will now have to go through stepladder playoffs to determine who will complete the cast for the Final Four as well as the seeding there. With the highest quotient among the three teams, the Staglets are assured of playing in the Final Four as they can only wind up either as third- or fourth-seed. The Jr. Blazers and Braves, meanwhile, will figure in a knockout bout on Tuesday for the right to stay alive and challenge Baste for the three-seed. Amidst all these complications, idle LPU sailed to its first-ever Final Four appearance in school history on the strength of those sorry losses for their fellow playoff hopefuls. Sporting an 11-7 slate, the Jr. Pirates are not only assured of a spot in the next round, but are also assured of a twice-to-beat advantage once there. Meanwhile, the Red Robins still have one assignment on their schedule - a game against Emilio Aguinaldo College on Tuesday. There, they only hope to close their campaign with three wins in a row. "'Di pa tapos. Dapat ganito pa rin kami sa last game namin," coach Yong said. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME PERPETUAL 81 - Kawamura 21, Orgo 13, Cuevas 12, Galoy 11, Gelsano 8, Manuel 7, Balazuela 5, Banaticla 4, Dela Cruz 0, Angeles 0, Nunez 0 SAN SEBASTIAN 76 - Janao 20, Bulasa 13, Are 8, Barroga 7, Lustina 7, Aguilar 6, Perez 5, Concha 4, Darbin 4, Una 2, Gomez 0 QUARTER SCORES: 18-16, 34-38, 57-52, 81-76 SECOND GAME MAPUA 64 - Parinas 13, Policarpio 13, Galang 11, Parial 8, Tadeo 6, Lugo 5, Fransman 4, Mercado 3, Castor 1, Jugo 0, Ejercito 0 CSB-LSGH 60 - Palencia 16, Manansala 12, Calimag 11, Arguelles 9, Macalalag 6, Reyes 3, Dimaunahan 2, Panlilio 1, Valenzuela 0, Quiambao 0, Arciaga 0, Estil 0 QUARTER SCORES: 14-17, 30-35, 49-51, 64-60 THIRD GAME JRU 70 - Ganut 19, Fortuna 11, Famaranco 10, Garcia 7, Icban 6, J. Sy 5, Medina 5, Joson 5, Gentalan 2, Salvacion 0, Lenon 0, W. Sy 0. ARELLANO 62 - Recto 13, Lopez 11, Nepomuceno 11, Salinel 9, Tolentino 5, Sahali 4, Cuenco 4, Javier 3, Tan 2, Lime 0, Sablaon 0, Templonuevo 0, Villarante 0, Rellama 0. QUARTER SCORES: 20-13, 31-29, 51-39, 70-62. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 18th, 2019

PVL: Arellano, CSB try to keep semis hopes alive

Arellano University and College of St. Benilde try to keep their semifinals hopes alive when the two teams clash on Saturday in Group B of the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. Locked in a three-way tie with idle Far Eastern University at 2 - 1, the NCAA rivals meet at 12:00 noon with the winner solidifying its bid for the two Final Four slots in the bracket, The loser of the match that will be available via iWant and livestream will be pushed on the brink of elimination. The Lady Blazers will come into the game bringing the momentum of its straight sets drubbing of also-ran Lyceum of the Philippines University last week. In contrast, the reigning NCAA champions Lady Chiefs are reeling off a sorry four-set defeat at the hands of the resurging Lady Tams a week ago. Meanwhile, facing off in the curtain-raiser at 8:00 a.m. are Group A teams University of Perpetual Help and San Beda University in an all-important match in their respective semis spot bids. Both teams and Letran, which will take on eliminated San Sebastian College at 10:00 a.m., parade 1-2 slates behind unbeaten squads Ateneo de Manila University (3-0) and Adamson University (3-0).      The winner of the match will remain in the running for a semis berth while the loser will join the Lady Stags to the exit door. Winless in three outings, SSC-R will try to spoil Letran’s bid. The Lady Knights defeated the Lady Altas in five sets last week while the Lady Red Spikers hope to get back on the winning track after a four-set loss to Ateneo.   ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 6th, 2019

PVL: Creamline-ChocoMucho clash highlights this week s PVL action

Defending champion Creamline gets a chance to test the mettle of sister-team ChocoMucho in this week’s marquee match in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference. The Cool Smashers remain unbeaten in five outings and will be coming off a one-week rest when they march back into action on Saturday to face the Flying Titans, who will take on the veteran-laden BanKo first on Wednesday before facing Creamline in their pair of heavyweight assignments. The Creamline-ChocoMucho clash is slated at 6:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. On Wednesday, the Flying Titans, who are on a two-way tie with Motolite at 2-1 win-loss slate, gets and acid test against the Perlas Spikers, who are looking to improve their 3-2 slate and spark a winning streak at 6:00 p.m. Facing off in the curtain-raiser are Moolite and listless Air Force (0-3) at 2:00 p.m. in a match that will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. At 4:00 p.m. unbeaten PacificTown Army guns for its third straight win when it pairs with PetroGazz (1-2). Winless Chef’s Classics (0-4) tries to arrest its slump on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. against BaliPure (1-3) before Creamlin and ChocoMucho take the spotlight. The Lady Troopers and Motolite cap their week with an encounter on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. to be followed by the Angels and Lady Jet Spikers’ bout at 6:00 p.m. In the Collegiate Conference, Ateneo de Manila University eyes its third straight win when it battles San Beda University (1-1) on Saturday at 12:00 noon in Group A action. Group B leader Arellano University (2-0) collides with Far Eastern University (1-1) at 10:00 a.m. while College of St. Benilde (1-1) looks to get back on the winning track also in Group B when it clashes with Lyceum of the Philippines University (0-2) in the 8:00 a.m. curtain-raiser. UAAP powerhouse teams University of Sto. Tomas and Adamson University try to keep their grip of the lead in their respective groups on Sunday. The Tigresses (2-0) take on winless TIP at 10:00 a.m. in Group B while at 12:00 noon the Lady Falcons square off with San Sebastian College (0-2). University of Perpetual Help (1-1) and Letran (0-2) begin the triple-bill playdate at 8:00 a.m. All Collegiate Conference games are available via iWant and livestream.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles       .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 27th, 2019

Red Cubs survive Jr. Pirates to stay as top team in NCAA 95

STANDINGS San Beda 7-1 Arellano 5-2 LPU 5-3 CSB-LSGH 5-3 JRU 4-4 Letran 4-5 Perpetual 4-5 Mapua 3-5 San Sebastian 2-5 EAC 1-7 San Beda High School had to go deep into its bag of tricks to be able to put away very game Lyceum of the Philippines University, 99-97, in overtime, Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre. Little-known Dom Cabanero's midrange jumper with under 40 ticks to go proved to be the difference between the two teams fighting over the top spot in the NCAA 95 Juniors Basketball Tournament. "Talagang fighter talaga yang batang yan. Buti, matapang talaga yung bata," a beaming head coach Manu Inigo said post-game. Cabanero would not have had that chance, however, if not for Tony Ynot and Justine Sanchez who connived in the last three minutes of the extra period to overturn a three-point deficit and tie the tally at 97-all. There was still time for the Jr. Pirates to make something happen, but both Mac Guadana and John Barba were well-defended and muffed on their inside baskets. In the end, Cabanero had eight points to his name while Sanchez and Yukien Andrada both posted 19 markers and nine rebounds. Rhayyan Amsali also just missed out on a triple-double with 18 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds, and two steals. Showing character when it mattered most, the Red Cubs retained solo first in the standings now at 7-1. "Yung LPU, gusto rin talaga manalo kasi pagtinalo nila kami, no. 1 sila so sinabi talaga namin sa players, dapat ready kami. Alam ko nga, talo na, pero buti na lang, binigay pa rin sa amin," coach Manu said. The pleasant surprise of heroics from Cabanero spoiled a big-time 31-point outing by Guadana to go along with seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Barba and Jae Omandac posted their own double-doubles with the former finishing with 22 points and 11 rebounds and the latter ending with 21 markers and 10 boards. All of those still weren't enough, however, as LPU sank to 5-3. Meanwhile, both Colegio de San Juan de Letran and University of Perpetual Help got their campaigns back on track with victories versus separate foes. First, the Squires overwhelmed San Sebastian College-Recoletos with their balanced attack for a 72-64 decision. Lenard Santiago and Joshua Ramirez were the only ones in double-digit scoring with 14 and 13 points, respectively, but Shawn Umali, Andrei Romenez, CJ Saure, and Stacey Tibayan each also added seven markers for the blue and red which has now won four of its last six following a 0-3 start to the season. Also standing at 4-5 are the Jr. Altas who braved through a late rally by Emilio Aguinaldo College for a well-earned 71-70 win. Perps was in control for majority of the matchup until the Brigadiers battled back to even notch a one-point lead inside the final minute. Emman Galman, however, would take matters into his own hands and hit a floater over the outstretched arms of two defenders for what proved to be the game-winner. That was the biggest make of his total of 16 points on top of seven rebounds and three assists while rookie John Escalante chippined in a career-best 21 markers. With their respective losses, the Staglets fell to 2-6 and the Brigadiers fell to 1-7 BOX SCORES FIRST GAME LETRAN 72 - Santiago 14, Ramirez 13, Argente 11, Umali 7, Romenez 7, Saure 7, Tibayan 7, Tolentino 2, Cauguiran 2, Flauta 1, Omega 1, Lim 0, Cabal 0, Miranda 0, Delas Alas 0 SAN SEBASTIAN 64 - Janao 14, Darbin 14, Are 10, Concha 8, Perez 6, Una 4, Balo 4, Dailo 3, Gomez 1, Bulasa 0, Lustina 0, Brizo 0 QUARTER SCORES: 22-15, 38-29, 54-44, 72-64 SECOND GAME PERPETUAL 71 - Escalante 21, Galman 16, Kawamura 10, Orgo 8, Cuevas 7, Gelsano 6, Angeles 2, Nunez 1, Dela Cruz 0, Balazuela 0 EAC 70 - Balowa 22, Ilustrisimo 17, Cabuhat 11, Dandoy 8, Sanosa 6, Calipco 4, Macaraya 2, Sollestre 0, Rodrin 0, Mejia 0, Baruelo 0, Reyes 0 QUARTER SCORES: 16-7, 34-25, 53-48, 71-70 THIRD GAME SAN BEDA 99 - Sanchez 19, Andrada 19, Amsali 18, Ynot 16, Cabanero 8, Pascual 6, Llarena 3, Delfino 3, Oftana 3, Nicdao 2, Pelipel 2, Valencia 0, Alao 0, Alcantara 0, Peregrina 0. LPU 97 - Guadana 31, Barba 22, Omandac 21, Montano 10, Panganiban 6, Garro 3, Garing 2, Gamlanga 1, Ragasa 1, Dejelo 0, Santos 0, Dumon 0, Caringal 0, Caduyac 0, Gudmalin 0. QUARTER SCORES: 23-12, 47-36, 67-56, 87-87, 99-97. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2019

PVL: Cool Smashers brace for tough grind this week

Defending champion Creamline faces a very challenging grind this week as the Cool Smashers take on two powerhouse squads in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference. The Cool Smashers are still undefeated after three games with all of their victories coming off straight sets. Behind a star-studded lineup bannered by three-time Most Valuable Player Alyssa Valdez, Creamline keeps a tight hold of the solo lead but the Cool Smashers will put that on the line in a pair of acid tests. First up for the Cool Smashers is BanKo on Wednesday in the 6:00 p.m. encounter that will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Perlas Spikers are at second spot with a 2-1 win-loss slate and are fresh off a rebound win over Air Force on Saturday. Up next for Creamline is the much-awaited rematch against PetroGazz. The two squads met in the Reinforced Conference Finals series that went the full distance with the Angels booting the Cool Smashers off the throne. The game is slated at 6:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Meanwhile, ChocoMucho and PacificTown Army clash on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with both teams looking for a follow up to their respective opening day victories. Game time is at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Flying Titans will then face listless Chef’s Classics on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. before the PetroGazz-Creamline showdown. In the Collegiate Conference, opening day winners Adamson University, University of Perpetual Help, and Ateneo De Manila University in Group A and Group B’s University of Sto. Tomas, Arellano University and College of St. Benilde try to keep their momentum going this coming weekend. On Saturday, Arellano takes on Lyceum of the Philippines at 8:00 a.m., followed by Ateneo’s clash with San Sebastian College at 10:00 a.m. while Adamson collides with Perpetual at 12:00 noon. Opening the Sunday playdate is the Letran-San Beda match at 8:00 a.m. followed by CSB-UST showdown at 10:00 a.m. and the FEU-TIP pairing at 12:00 noon. All 12:00 noon matches will air via iWAnt and livestream. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2019

PVL: Five teams to debut in Open Conference; Collegiate Conference begins

Five clubs will make their respective debuts in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference this week while action in the Collegiate Conference gets underway with 12 teams vying for the crown. Newcomer ChocoMucho bannered by the trio of former Ateneo de Manila University stars Maddie Madayag, Kat Tolentino and Bea De Leon along with legendary Manilla Santos-Ng gets an early acid test on Wednesday against another debuting team BaliPure. All eyes will be fixed on four-time UAAP champion and Season 71 Most Valuable Player Santos-Ng in her return to competitive volleyball after a decade when the Flying Titans march into battle at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The loaded Wednesday match will also feature the opening game of Motolite against defending champion Creamline while BanKo takes on PacificTown Army in a rematch of the Reinforced Conference battle for third won by the Lady Troopers. The Cool Smashers and Perlas Spikers opened their respective campaigns with victories over Air Force and PetroGazz, respectively. Both games will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. On Saturday, another newcomer Chef’s Classics will make its first appearance in the tournament in a clash with Motolite at 4:00 p.m. while Air Force hopes to bounce back against BanKo at 6:00 p.m.. Both games will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Reinforced Conference champion PetroGazz seeks to rebound from its opening-day loss as the Angels square off with BaliPure at 4:00 p.m. The game will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Chef’s Classics lock horns with Creamline at 6:00 p.m. in a match that will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The much-awaited sneak peek of college teams opens on Saturday. College of St. Benilde clashes with Far Eastern University at 8:00 a.m. followed by reigning UAAP champion Ateneo’s crack at Letran at 10:00 a.m. San Beda University and Adamson will meet at 12:00 noon On Sunday, University of Sto. Tomas opens up the triple-header against Lyceum of the Philippines University followed by NCAA three-peat champion Arellano University’s battle with Technological Institute of the Philippines and the San Sebastian College-University of Perpetual Help match at 12:00 noon. The 12 noon games are available via iWant and livestream.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2019

Perpetual spikers move closer to seat in finals

Louie Ramirez hit 17 points for the University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Altas, who repulsed the Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals, 25-23, 29-27, 28-26, yesterday at the FilOil Flying V Centre......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2020

NCAA Season 95: Altas secure Final Four seat

Unbeaten two-time defending champion University of Perpetual Help made quick work of San Beda University, 25-21, 25-15, 25-22, to punch a semifinals ticket in the NCAA Season 95 men’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Friday. Needing only 66 minutes to wrap up the match, the Altas banked on top Most Valuable Player contenders Louie Ramirez and Ronniel Rosales to capture their seventh win in as many games to join the other undefeated team Emilio Aguinaldo College in the next round. Ramirez piled up 17 kills in his 19-point outing to pace the Las Pinas-based squad while Rosales had 12 markers off six attacks, five of Perpetual’s 12 kill blocks and an ace. Hero Austria displayed his all-around game with nine points, seven digs and 18 excellent receptions for Perpetual, which can secure a twice-to-beat advantage with another victory or go straight to the Finals if it sweeps its last two assignments against EAC on Monday and Letran on Friday. The Red Spikers slid to a 3-4 record that put San Beda on the brink of missing the cut for the last two Final Four seats. Skipper Melvar Lapurga was the only San Beda player in double figures with 11 points. In women’s play, the Lady Red Spikers broke the Lady Altas’ five-game winning streak with a dominating 25-20, 25-19, 25-16, win to tie its victim at third to fourth. Cesca Racraquin fired 18 points showing her well-rounded scoring prowess with 13 spikes, three aces and a pair of kill blocks for San Beda, which improved to a 5-2 slate. Racraquin added six excellent receptions for the Lady Red Spikers.    Nieza Viray got 14 markers while Kim Manzano and Trisha Paras combined for 16 points as San Beda won its second straight. Perpetual lost the fire that brought them a string of success including a five-set win over three-time defending champion Arellano University last week. The Lady Altas’ guns went quiet with Jhona Rosal scoring only seven points while Bianca Tripoli only had four markers under her name.   ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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NCAA Season 95: Generals clinch first semis seat

Danrich Melad powered unbeaten Emilio Aguinaldo College back to the Final Four after a dominating win over San Sebastian College, 25-20, 25-12, 25-20, Thursday in the NCAA Season 95 men’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Melad dropped 23 points with all but one coming off kills for the Generals’ seventh straight win that gave them the first semifinals seat. EAC also took the solo hold of the lead with two-time defending champion University of Perpetual Help sliding to solo second with a 6-0 card. Aeron Daduya and Marvin Romero added six points each for the Generals, who sent the Stags reeling to their sixth defeat in seven games tied with Jose Rizal University. Reynald Honra led SSC-R with eight points. Meanwhile, the Lady Generals finally tasted victory, ending a 16-game losing skid in a span of two years at the expense of San Sebastian College, 21-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-18, 15-8, in women’s play.   EAC barged in the win column after dropping its first six games to tie its victim and Mapua University at the bottom of the standings. Cathrine Almazan dropped a career-best 30 points she collected from 26 attacks, two aces and two kill blocks for the Lady Generals. She added 12 digs and four excellent receptions in a superb all-around showing made sweeter by the morale-boosting win. Helping Almazan out were Krizzia Reyes and Dhariane Gallardez. Reyes finished with 15 points including 13 off kills while Gallarde had 11 spikes and three aces for a 14-point outing for EAC, which last won back in January 31, 2018 in a five-set decision over Lyceum of the Philippines University. The Lady Generals took advantage of the Lady Stags error-plagued game where they committed 40 errors that hastened their downfall. EAC had 36 errors. It was a painful defeat for SSC-R as it failed to capitalize on its previous win that snapped its five-game skid. Jamille Carreon scored 19 points, Shannai Requierme had 12 while Kamille Tan got 11 markers in a lost cause for the Lady Stags.     ---             Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2020

NCAA Season 95: Lady Blazers out to formalize semis entry

Undefeated College of St. Benilde sets its eyes on the first Final Four seat when the well-rested Lady Blazers face Jose Rizal University on Friday in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.   Sporting a pristine 6-0 win-loss record, CSB is just a win away from taking a spot in semifinals. The Taft-based squad is the only unbeaten team in the field and is looking to remain one when the Lady Blazers march back into action at 12:00 noon in the battle that will air via iWant. CSB knocked out San Beda University in four sets last week before its much needed ceasefire. Refreshed and rejuvenated, the Lady Blazers behind veterans Klarisa Abriam and Jade Gentapa with prized recruits Gayle Pascual and Mycah Go are tipped as favorites against the Lady Bombers, who are in desperate need of wins. Carrying a 3-4 slate, JRU is still in the race for a semis berth but must win all of its remaining games and hope for tie at the no. 4 spot at the end of the elims to force playoff for the last Final Four ride. The Lady Bombers are on a two-game winning streak. Meanwhile, University of Perpetual Help shoots for at least a playoff for a Final Four spot at 2:00 p.m. against San Beda University. The Lady Altas, who are on a five-game win streak, are at third spot with a 5-1 slate while the Lady Red Spikers carry a 4-2 mark at fourth. In the men’s division, two-time defending champion Perpetual guns to join another unbeaten team Emilio Aguinaldo College in the semifinals when it battles San Beda University at 3:30 p.m. The Altas fashion a 6-0 mark behind the Generals (7-0) while the Red Spikers are tied with Mapua University at 3-3. At 10:00 a.m. the Blazers (4-2) face the Heavy Bombers (1-6). In juniors’ play, six-peat-seeking Perpetual tries to get back on the winning track (5-1) when it battles San Beda (4-2) at 5:00 p.m. while at 8:30 a.m. CSB-La Salle Greenhills (0-6) meet JRU (0-7).   ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2020

NCAA Season 95: Pirates try to stay afloat in semis race

Lyceum of the Philippines University tries to keep up with the furious race for a Final Four seat in an all-important battle with Mapua University on Thursday in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Sitting at sixth spot with a 2-4 win-loss record, the Lady Pirates are in a must-win situation in all of their remaining games for a chance to at least force a playoff for a semis seat. The 12:00 noon encounter will air via iWant. LPU needs to win all of its last three assignments convincingly and pray that University of Perpetual Help (5-1), San Beda University (4-2) and Letran (3-3) won’t reach six wins to force sa playoff for the no. 4 spot. The Lady Pirates are coming off a sorry five-set loss to Letran but are still tipped to top the Lady Cardinals, who are on a four-game losing skid. Mapua holds a 1-5 card tied with San Sebastian College. Meanwhile, the Lady Stags shoot for back-to-back wins in a showdown with lowly Emilio Aguinaldo College at 2:00 p.m. SSC-R snapped a five-game slump with quick work of Mapua last week. The Lady Generals are winless in six games and are on a 16-game win drought since Season 93. In men’s play, the Generals gun for the first Final Four seat at 3:30 p.m. against the Stags. EAC is unbeaten in six games and shares the top spot with grand slam-seeking Perpetual. SSC-R carries a 1-5 mark. Facing off at 10:00 a.m. are the Cardinals (3-3) and the Pirates (1-5). Mapua (1-5) and LPU (2-4) open the juniors’ playdate at 8:30 a.m. while EAC (5-1) and SSC-R (3-3) meet at 5:00 p.m.     ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2020

NCAA Season 95: Lady Chiefs out to boost semis hopes

Three-time defending champion Arellano University guns for a bounce back win and at least a playoff for a Final Four seat in a showdown with Letran in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Holding a 5-1 win-loss record at second spot tied with University of Perpetual Help, the Lady Chiefs march into their 12:00 noon battle hoping to get back on the winning track. Arellano U cruised past its first five assignments before hitting a snag last week when the Lady Chiefs absorbed a 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 12-25, 14-16, defeat at the hands of the Lady Altas in a rematch of last year’s Finals series. Reigning Most Valuable Player Necole Ebuen, Regine Arocha, Princes Bello and Carla Donato are all raring to avenge Arellano U’s loss. But the Lady Knights also have a lot at stake in the match. Letran sports a 3-2 win-loss record at fifth spot behind San Beda University (4-2) and is coming off back-to-back wins including a five-set victory over Lyceum of the Philippines University last Friday. The Lady Knights need to win its remaining games to secure a spot in the semis. Meanwhile, facing off in the juniors’ match are the Braves (6-0) and Squires (4-1) at 8:30 a.m. while the Chiefs (4-2) and Knights (1-4) meet at 10:00 a.m.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2020

NCAA Season 95: San Beda’s challenge fuels Arellano

Arellano University coach Obet Javier let his Lady Chiefs know during practice that San Beda University wanted to bring them down. The mentor lit a fire that served as three-time defending champion Arellano U’s motivation in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition on Monday. The Lady Chiefs got word that the Lady Red Spikers’ court leader Cesca Racraquin, looking to fire up her team, and San Beda were all looking forward for the marquee duel – a rematch of last year’s Final Four - between two unbeaten teams. “’Yung sa sinabi sa amin ni Cesca po inaantay nya po kami na makalaban. Parang gustong-gusto nya po kaming talunin,” said reigning Most Valuable Player Necole Ebuen. Arellano U accepted San Beda’s challenge and responded with a dominating performance to preserve their perfect record for the solo lead.    Ebuen and Regine Arocha, who saw action despite feeling under the weather, came through with an inspired game to lead the Lady Chiefs to a 25-20, 25-21, 25-22 win over the same team that denied them a chance of an outright Finals berth last year. “Nung training po namin kahapon, siyempre po si Ate Regine, nawala sa training namin. Yun mga natira po nag-focus po talaga sa amin si Coach Obet na, ‘mag-focus kayo na kailangang talunin nyo yung gustong talunin kayo,’” said Ebuen. “Parang gigil na gigil po sa amin. Kumbaga kami po di naman kami nanggigil sa kanila, hinayaan lang po namin sila na manggigil sila sa amin.” The Lady Red Spikers gave a decent fight with Racraquin and Nieza Viray at the helm but their efforts weren’t enough to save San Beda from having its three-game winning snapped. Javier’s post-practice pep talk did wonders for the Lady Chiefs, who before taking on San Beda allowed winless San Sebastian College to steal a set from them last Saturday. “So maganda rin naman yun para malaman din ng team ko na, ‘Uy, tsina-challenge tayo ng opponent so i-grab natin. Bigyan natin ng magandang laban ang kalaban natin,’” Javier said. The Lady Chiefs will face streaking University of Perpetual Help on Wednesday in a rematch of last year’s championship series.     ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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NCAA Season 95: Lady Altas score back-to-back wins

It wasn’t a pretty win but University of Perpetual Help head coach Macky Carino felt that his squad showed guts in carving out a 25-27, 25-23, 26-24, 14-25, 17-15, victory over Lyceum of the Philippines University for their second straight win in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball competition on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Down big in a fourth set meltdown, the Lady Altas displayed nerves of steel in the frantic race to the finish in the deciding frame to improve to 2-1 win-loss record.      Jhona Rosal led Perpetual with 20 points anchored on 17 kills including the game-clinching hit while adding 16 excellent receptions and 10 digs. Bianca Tripoli had 19 markers while setter Jenny Gaviola got 10 points and dished out 13 excellent sets for the Lady Altas.   Carino admitted that the Lady Pirates seemed to be their perennial problem in the elimination round. Taking down LPU has never been easy for the Las Pinas-based squad in the past couple of seasons. “Last year din, five sets din kami niyan,” recalled Carino. "So parang, actually third game din namin 'yan against them, five sets din kami. So ngayon, at least ngayon, kahit papaano lumusot kami.” The Lady Altas went down as much as 12 points in the fourth and had to save a match point in the fifth after wasting an 11-9 lead.   “Pangit ng performance ng team ko ngayon, iba pa rin 'yung hindi sanay sa laruan, kulang sa experience,” said Carino, whose squad survived an error-filled outing after giving away 40 points off miscues. “Although majority naman ng nasa lineup ko, doon sa first six ko, naka-experience ng championship. Pero hindi pa rin sapat eh.” The Lady Altas saw their lead in the fifth evaporate and even went down, 14-13, after Shyra Umandal sent her serve wide. Tripoli broke the block in the next play before Hannah Suico gave Perpetual the match point advantage, 15-14. Tripoli sent her serve short for a 15-15 tie but a costly attack error by LPU’s Jacq Acuna off an overreceive by the Lady Altas set up Rosal’s game winner. The Lady Pirates suffered their third loss in as many games despite the efforts of Ciamelle Wanta, Alexandra Rafael and Mary Joy Onofre, who all scored 15 points each. Acuna finished with 15 while Monica Sevilla got 10 for LPU. Meanwhile, the two-time defending champion Altas made short work of the Pirates, 25-22, 33-31, 25-20, for a 3-0 record for the solo top spot in the men's division. Louie Ramirez exploded for 23 points with 22 coming off attacks while Ronniel Rosales had 15 for Perpetual, which won their 14th straight game overall since Season 93. LPU remained winless in three games. In juniors play, five-time defending champion Junior Altas improved to 3-0 after beating the Junior Pirates, 25-17, 25-17, 25-15.              --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2020

NCAA Season 95: San Beda cruises to second straight win

Veteran hitter Cesca Racraquin once again starred for San Beda University as the Lady Red Spikers claimed its second straight win with a 25-13, 25-9, 25-21, drubbing of San Sebastian College on Tuesday in the NCAA Season 95 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The fourth year skipper finished with 19 points off 13 attacks and six aces and added three excellent receptions while providing stability for San Beda in the closing stretch of the third set to power the Lady Red Spikers to a 2-0 win-loss record, tied with three-time defending champion Arellano University. San Beda mentor Nemesio Gavino praised his wards for their great service game and for limiting their errors to just 15 compared to 36 miscues they committed in a five-set escape over Jose Rizal University the last time out. The Lady Red Spikers landed 13 aces and poured 36 attack points. “Na-lessen namin ang error namin tapos yung service, gumana ang service namin,” said Gavino. “Maraming naging ace ang nangyari so naging maganda para sa amin.” Nieza Viray added 14 points for San Beda while Ella Viray and Trisha Paras combined for 10 markers. After cruising in the first two sets and a great start in the third, the Mendiola-based squad suddenly found itself trailing the young Lady Stags, 17-18. The Lady Red Spikers answered with five straight points but SSC-R fought back to move within 23-21. Racraquin pushed San Beda to match point before Kim Manzano finished off the Lady Stags with a quick kill. No SSC-R player reached double-figure scoring with Shannai Requirme and Reyann Canete piling up eight and seven points, respectively, in the Lady Stags’ third loss in as many games tied with Lyceum of the Philippines University. Meanwhile, the Stags barged in the win column after three games with a 25-22, 25-20, 37-35, triumph over the Red Spikers. Reynald Honra got 19 points with 17 off kills and added 15 excellent receptions while John Mark Lim and Dominique Ramirez finished with 15 and 14 points, respectively, for SSC-R. San Beda slid to 1-1 card tied with victim Jose Rizal University.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 21st, 2020

Perpetual Help Altas turn back Lyceum tossers in NCAA

Jhona Rosal led the University of Perpetual Help System Dalta with 20 points in a closely-fought encounter with the Lyceum Lady Pirates en route to a 25-27, 25-23, 26-24, 14-25, 17-15 triumph yesterday in the 95th National Collegiate Athletic Association women’s volleyball tournament......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 21st, 2020