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PVL: Lady Troopers roll to second straight win

PacificTown Army regained the momentum that brought them success in the early goings of the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference. Behind their balance scoring, the Lady Troopers won their second straight at the expense of skidding BaliPure, 25-17, 25-16, 27-25, on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.s Army got a scare late in the third set before hanging tough in the extended frame for a 4-3 win-loss record. Royse Tubino pounded 12 attacks for 13 points and added eight digs while Lutgarda Malaluan and Jem Gutierrez had 10 and nine markers, respectively, for the Lady Troopers. “Makabalik lang ‘yung playing system namin especially sa mga veteran namin kasi when they get their groove, sigurado na, lalaro na kami,” said Army coach Kungfu Reyes. “May kaunti pa kaming lapses sa dulo pero nakakabalik, ‘yun naman ang importante.” The Lady Troopers squandered a 24-23 lead as the Water Defenders saved two match points with both coming off errors from Malaluan and Jovelyn Gonzaga. Army got the match point advantage back after Carrie Pronuevo sent her service long as Ging Balse-Pabayo smashed the closing hit to finish off BaliPure. The Water Defenders suffered their third defeat in a row to slid to 2-6 card at sixth place to end their first round campaign. Grazielle Bombita was the only BaliPure player in double figures with 13 points while Satrianni Espiritu and Shirley Salamagos combined for 13 markers.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnSep 11th, 2019

PVL: Lady Jet Spikers submit Lady Troopers in three

Philippine Air Force stamped its class over archrival PacificTown Army, 25-22, 25-21, 25-19, on Saturday to stretch its winning streak to three in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre. 6-foot-2 Dell Palomata bullied her way to 20 points as the Lady Jet Spikers closed the first round with a 3-5 win-loss record. Palomata hammered 17 of Air Force’s 41 attack points and had three kill blocks. May Ann Pantino and Judy Ann Caballejo scored nine markers each for the resurging Lady Jet Spikers, who started their campaign on a sour note after losing five straight. “Sana magtuluy-tuloy pa para makapasok kami sa top four. Yun naman ang aim ng team, makapasok muna sa top four and another plan naman pagdating doon,” said Air Force coach Jasper Jimenez. The Lady Jet Spikers needed only one hour and 22 minutes to dispose of the Lady Troopers, who Air Force beat in a tournament in Cagayan De Oro three weeks ago. “Kasama siguro yun, yung mindset. Sabi ko, ‘kahit idagdag dyan ang (Jovelyn) Gonzaga. Gonzaga lang yun eh kayo buo, so talo nyo ang isa. Basta maglaro kayo ng buo,’” said Jimenez. PacificTown Army slid to 4-4 slate. Honey Royse Tubino led the Lady Troopers with 13 points while Jovelyn Gonzaga was limited to only nine markers.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 14th, 2019

PVL: Army, Air Force stake win streaks

Resurgent Philippine Air Force and PacificTown Army battle to keep their winning streaks going on Saturday at the close of their respective first round campaigns in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Opening serve is at 4:00 p.m. and it will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. After struggling with losing slumps, the AFP Olympics rivals managed to regroup and rediscover their winning ways to score back-to-back victories. The match will also serve as a preview of the coming 2019 AFP Olympics two weeks from now.  The Lady Jet Spikers are at sixth seventh spot with a 2-5 win-loss record tied with skidding ChocoMucho, which Air Force outlasted in five sets last Wednesday. Veterans Dell Palomata, Angel Antipuesto, Jozza Cabalsa and setter Wendy Semana will again lead the way for Air Force, which hopes to reassert its mastery over PacificTown Army which it beat in a tournament in Cagayan De Oro three weeks ago. On the other hand, the Lady Troopers are also on a roll after snapping a three-game skid. PacificTown Army behind the trio of Royse Tubino, Lutgarda Malaluan and Jovelyn Gonzaga beat BaliPure last Wednesday for a 4-3 slate at fifth spot. Lady Troopers head coach Kungfu Reyes and Gonzaga will try to give Army another win before they fly to Thailand on Sunday to join the national team in its training camp and to participate in the ASEAN Grand Prix on Sept. 20 in Nakhon Ratchasima.     ---      Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 13th, 2019

PVL: Motolite zooms to fourth win in a row

Myla Pablo waxed-hot as Motolite stretched its winning streak to four in a daring five-set escape, 25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-10, over veteran-laden PacificTown Army on Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The prized hitter registered 24 of her 25 points on attacks and had plenty of help from young bloods Isa Molde and Tots Carlos to improve Motolite’s record to 4-1 at solo second spot behind unbeaten defending champion Creamline (6-0). The trio connived in the fifth set with Molde hitting back-to-back through the block spikes to punctuate Motolite’s two-hour, 14-minute win. Molde scored 19 points with all but one coming off kills and added 11 excellent receptions while Carlos had 14 markers, 17 digs and 10 excellent receptions for an all-around performance for Motolite. It was an ugly victory according to head coach Godfrey Okumu.       “A win is a win but we won struggling,” said Okumu, who got a yellow card together with Fil-Am setter Iris Tolenada midway in the fifth set for continuous complaining. Motolite broke free from a close 5-4 lead in the deciding frame with three unanswered points. Okumu was booked with a yellow card after complaining on a non-call on Lady Trooper Alina Bicar’s two touches after a ball she retrieved also hit her shoulder. Tolenada also got a yellow after a long talk with the second referee.      Fueled by the calls, Motolite created a 13-9 separation. A service error from Marist Layug gave PacificTown Army a free point before Molde wrapped up the win with consecutive kills. The Lady Troopers absorbed their second straight defeat for a 2-2 slate. Jovelyn Gonzaga got 19 points and 20 digs, Royse Tubino put up 16 markers with all but one coming off spikes while Nene Bautista had nine markers for PacificTown Army.   ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 1st, 2019

PVL: Motolite showing great character in four-game win run

Motolite head coach Godfrey Okumu saw his squad’s hard-earned win over PacificTown Army as a good sign. After a sour start in its campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference, Motolite is now on a four-game roll and Okumu praised his wards in terms of building the right character.   Motolite was tested on Sunday as the squad needed to thread the proverbial eye of a needle to keep its winning streak alive. “Of course, it'll help us. It also build a character for our team that we have to keep fighting. Today, that's what saw us through to win this game,” said Okumu after Motolite outlasted the Lady Troopers, 25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-10, to improve to 4-1 record behind league-leading defending champion Creamline (6-0). Before its latest conquest, Motolite swept past Chef’s Classics, BaliPure and Air Force. Against the experienced Lady Troopers, the young Motolite squad was pushed to its limit and Okumu’s wards passed the challenge. At the forefront of Motolite’s huge win over PacificTown Army were young guns Isa Molde and Tots Carlos, who brought the much-needed backup for veteran hitter Myla Pablo. “As I say, it's not easy to beat an experienced team as oppose to our young team but it brought up a character of fighting against older, experience and the like,” said Okumu. The two-time Most Valuable Player Pablo also lauded her teammates for stepping up big time and for doing their role for the cause. “Actually, itong game namin against Army talaga, dito namin nakita 'yung teamwork namin as a team,” said Pablo, who finished with 24 points. “Kumbaga nagtulong tulong kami, walang bibitaw hanggang matapos 'yung game namin.” Molde finished with 19 points with 18 coming off kills including back-to-back through the block hits that sealed the win. Carlos displayed her all-around game with 14 markers, 17 digs and 10 excellent receptions for Motolite. “'Yung four-game win streak namin, malaking bagay 'yun na sunod sunod 'yung mga panalo namin and I hope magtuloy-tuloy kami sa mga incoming games namin,” Pablo said. Motolite will take a one week rest before taking on PetroGazz.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 1st, 2019

PVL: Angels dominate Lady Troopers in rebound win

PetroGazz overwhelmed a weary PacificTown Army side, 25-15, 25-15, 25-19, on Wednesday to get back on the winning track in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Jeanette Panaga and Jovielyn Prado provided the firepower for the Angels as PetroGazz evened its record to a 2-2 win-loss slate while handing the Lady Troopers their first loss in the season-ending conference after a two-game romp. Panaga pounded seven kills and added three kill blocks and three aces to lead the Angels, who rebounded from a straight sets loss to unbeaten defending champion Creamline last Saturday in a rematch of the Reinforced Conference Finals. Prado had 12 points and eight excellent receptions while Jonah Sabete and Paneng Mercado scored nine markers each. PetroGazz head coach Arnold Laniog felt that they had the advantage with the core of PacificTown Army coming off a one-week local league in Cagayan De Oro while Lady Troopers top hitter Jovelyn Gonzaga came from a stint in the Philippine Superliga Finals with Cignal the night before.      “Eh ‘yung Air force at Army galing sa one week tournament, sila pa naglaban dun,” he said. “Tinake advantage namin na pagod sila. Di rin ganun pa nakaka-recover katawan nila.” PetroGazz broke an 18-18 deadlock in the third set with three straight points for a 21-18 lead. After a Cai Baloaloa attack error, the Angels poured a closing four-point barrage with Sabete ending the 75-minute encounter with a kill block on Nene Bautista. Royse Tubino was the only PacificTown Army in double figures with 10 points while Gonzaga was limited to only eight markers.   ---              Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 28th, 2019

Lady Troopers shoot for third win vs Angels

PacificTown Army hopes to come out fresh from a week-long break – and a draining escape over young Choco Mucho – in pursuit of a third straight victory as it clashes with PetroGazz in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 28th, 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

PVL: Reyes lauds Army s grit in marathon match win

Head coach Kungfu Reyes added another classic to his already long list of quotable lines. The PacificTown Army mentor amused the media on Wednesday with a humorous analogy to laud his veteran-laden crew’s gritty five-set win in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference against the youthful ChocoMucho squad. Reyes compared the gutsy Lady Troopers to a shellfish deeply embedded in a rock following their hard-fought epic comeback win over the Flying Titans, 39-41, 19-25, 25-19, 25-20, 15-12, that needed two hours and 46 minutes to conclude.   “Kumbaga sa talaba, patay na kumakapit pa,” said Reyes as the press room at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan echoed with laughter.   PacificTown Army refused to just go down and surrender after getting buried to a 0-2 hole in the match and rallied to score one of the most memorable comebacks in league history. The Lady Troopers won their second straight game in as many outings and handed ChocoMucho its first loss in two starts. “Ganoon kami. Hindi kami umaayaw. The moment na umaayaw ka lalo ka naming pupukpukin. Patay na kami pero kakapit pa rin kami hanggang dulo, up to the last point, to the last whistle, sa long whistle ng referee na it’s time na tapos na saka lang kami aayaw,” said Reyes.   One for the books The first frame turned out to be one for the books. PacificTown Army and ChocoMucho engaged in a thrilling exchange of points and the winning set score came just nine markers short of doubling a regular set.    It was a 51-minute set that saw the Flying Titans save 11 set points, the Lady Troopers had three saved set points and 17 deadlocks since ChocoMucho came back from a 20-23 deficit. Reyes said that it was the longest set played he experienced in his career both as a player and as a coach. Unfortunately for him and the Lady Troopers, they were on the side of the stinging set loss. “Masakit nga lalo na kung talo,” quipped Reyes The wind-up of that frame was just insane. Kat Tolentino tied the set at 23 to cap 3-0 blast. Honey Royse Tubino put the Lady Troopers at set point before ChocoMucho displayed a gallant stand to save six straight set points. Tolentino put the Flying Titans on top, 30-29. PacificTown Army saved two set points and went back on top, 32-31, off a Jovelyn Gonzaga hit.            The Flying Titans saved two consecutive set points before moving in front, 34-33, after a Shang Berte ace. Jem Gutierrez knotted it at 34 on a hit before Bang Pineda’s down the line kill to put the Flying Titans at set point advantage. Madayag sent her serve long for another deadlock followed by ChocoMucho’s three straight set points saved. The Flying Titans again went ahead, 39-38, off a Gonzaga attack error. A service error by Arianne Angustia locked the score at 39 before Luth Malaluan’s service error and Tolentino’s kill as ChocoMucho emerged on top after a draining set. “Ang masasabi ko lang swerte ng mga fans,” said Reyes. “’Yun lang ang tumakbo sa isip ko, kasi naka-first time sila [na makapanood ng mahabang set].”   Slowing down the pace ChocoMucho’s athleticism and intensity worked to its advantage in the first two frames. But the battle-hardened and grizzled veteran core of Army turned it around by slowing down the pace and making the Flying Titans play on the Lady Troopers tempo. “Pero sabi ko nga play at the present. Tapos na yung first two sets sa kanila na, bawiin na lang natin sa tempong gagawin na namin,” said Reyes. ChocoMucho danced to Army’s tune. Reyes laid an ambush and the Flying Titans just stepped on the Lady Troopers’ kill zone.   “Padamihan kami ng bala, so hanggang sa dulo pumuputok kami. So malaking bagay,” he said. Reyes also gave credit to setter Alina Bicar, the squad’s young playmaker and civilian recruit who had 24 excellent sets that helped Army land 65 attack points. “’Yung setter namin ang nagdala. So takbo ng takbo ang setter namin, deliver ang bola sa mga spikers,” said Reyes. “Tapos ang spikers namin on the right position, on the highest percentage na pwedeng paluin so nakaka-deliver kami.” In the end, Reyes praised the Lady Titans for pushing a more senior team to the limit. “Young team pero promising kaya kailangan mong paghandaan,” he said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2019

PetroGazz, Creamline go head to head in PVL Reinforced Conference Finals LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A and iWant

It’s Creamline versus PetroGazz for the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Reinforced Conference crown starting Wednesday (July 10) at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Fans can catch the live coverage of ABS-CBN Sports on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD, and via streaming on iWant starting at 3 pm.   The reigning and defending Reinforced Conference champs Cool Smashers formalized the dream match-up by fans when they swept the PacificTown Army Lady Troopers last Saturday (July 6). The Angels booked their maiden appearance on the Finals stage by defeating the BanKo Perlas Spikers also in two games, and are now seeking to dethrone the current queens. The Lady Troopers and the Perlas Spikers, meanwhile, will dispute the bronze medal at 3 pm, with the Game 1 of the Finals starting at 5 pm.   The underlying story between the two rival squads was how they were the only ones to beat each other dating back to the elimination rounds. PetroGazz drew first first blood against Creamline in the season opener, giving the Cool Smashers their only loss in the conference. After that opening-day defeat, the defending champs racked up 11 straight victories, including the semifinal series against the Lady Troopers, to barge into the Finals.   “What hurts Creamline opponents the most right now is that their reinforcements have been playing so well. (Kuttika) Kaewpin and (Ale) Blanco have been scoring a lot and they still have Alyssa Valdez, Jema Galanza, there’s just so much firepower,” shared volleyball analyst Mozzy Ravena on “The Score” last Friday (July 5) when asked about how Creamline has sustained its blazing form.   Meanwhile, fellow analyst Fille Cainglet-Cayetano cited that aside from the Cool Smashers’ offense, the team’s defense has been stout thanks to the likes of Liberos Melissa Gohing and Kyla Atienza. On the other side of the fence, the analysts believe that the Angels gained the upperhand thanks to the combined firepower of the troika of Wilma Salas, Janisa Johnson, and to their surprise, Cherry Nunag. “Every game, the imports have been consistent, then there’s that one local who bolsters their attack,” said Ravena. Aside from the three, the Angels can also rely on tried and tested veterans with championship experience like Stephanie Mercado and Jeanette Panaga.   Don’t miss the opening game of the PVL Reinforced Conference Finals series featuring the defending champs Creamline Cool Smashers against the PetroGazz Angels against the BanKo Perlas Spikers this Wednesday (July 10) from the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. All games will be aired LIVE on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD, and iWant starting at 3 pm with the Battle for Third between PacificTown Army and BanKo Perlas.   For more stories and news on the PVL, follow @ABSCBNSports on Twitter and Facebook or visit sports.abs-cbn.com. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 9th, 2019

PetroGazz, Creamline go head to head in PVL Reinforced Conference Finals LIVE on ABS-CBN S+A and iWant

It’s Creamline versus PetroGazz for the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Reinforced Conference crown starting Wednesday (July 10) at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Fans can catch the live coverage of ABS-CBN Sports on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD, and via streaming on iWant starting at 3 pm.   The reigning and defending Reinforced Conference champs Cool Smashers formalized the dream match-up by fans when they swept the PacificTown Army Lady Troopers last Saturday (July 6). The Angels booked their maiden appearance on the Finals stage by defeating the BanKo Perlas Spikers also in two games, and are now seeking to dethrone the current queens. The Lady Troopers and the Perlas Spikers, meanwhile, will dispute the bronze medal at 3 pm, with the Game 1 of the Finals starting at 5 pm.   The underlying story between the two rival squads was how they were the only ones to beat each other dating back to the elimination rounds. PetroGazz drew first first blood against Creamline in the season opener, giving the Cool Smashers their only loss in the conference. After that opening-day defeat, the defending champs racked up 11 straight victories, including the semifinal series against the Lady Troopers, to barge into the Finals.   “What hurts Creamline opponents the most right now is that their reinforcements have been playing so well. (Kuttika) Kaewpin and (Ale) Blanco have been scoring a lot and they still have Alyssa Valdez, Jema Galanza, there’s just so much firepower,” shared volleyball analyst Mozzy Ravena on “The Score” last Friday (July 5) when asked about how Creamline has sustained its blazing form.   Meanwhile, fellow analyst Fille Cainglet-Cayetano cited that aside from the Cool Smashers’ offense, the team’s defense has been stout thanks to the likes of Liberos Melissa Gohing and Kyla Atienza. On the other side of the fence, the analysts believe that the Angels gained the upperhand thanks to the combined firepower of the troika of Wilma Salas, Janisa Johnson, and to their surprise, Cherry Nunag. “Every game, the imports have been consistent, then there’s that one local who bolsters their attack,” said Ravena. Aside from the three, the Angels can also rely on tried and tested veterans with championship experience like Stephanie Mercado and Jeanette Panaga.   Don’t miss the opening game of the PVL Reinforced Conference Finals series featuring the defending champs Creamline Cool Smashers against the PetroGazz Angels against the BanKo Perlas Spikers this Wednesday (July 10) from the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. All games will be aired LIVE on S+A, S+A HD, LIGA, LIGA HD, and iWant starting at 3 pm with the Battle for Third between PacificTown Army and BanKo Perlas.   For more stories and news on the PVL, follow @ABSCBNSports on Twitter and Facebook or visit sports.abs-cbn.com. For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 9th, 2019

PVL: Creamline sweeps Pacifictown for Finals return

MANILA, Philippines - The Creamline Cool Smashers made it to the final stretch of their Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference title defense.  The Cool Smashers showed no mercy on the Pacifictown Army Lady Troopers with a straight-set drubbing, 25-12, 25-18, 25-13, in Game 2 of the semifinals on Saturday, July ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2019

PVL: Cool Smashers grab eighth straight win

Repeat-seeking Creamline shook off a cold start as the Cool Smashers turned back PacificTown Army, 16-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-16, on Wednesday to keep their winning streak alive in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Behind Kuttika Kaewpin of Thailand, Alyssa Valdez and Venezuelan Ale Blanco, Creamline stretched its winning romp further with its eight straight victory in nine outings to join PetroGazz at the top spot with 8-1 win-loss record. Kaewpin fired 16 attacks and had three kill blocks for 19 points and added 16 digs for teh Cool Smashers, who will close their elims campaign on Saturday against also-ran BaliPure. Blanco added 16 points off 10 attacks, four kill blocks and two aces while Valdez got 11 markers for Creamline, which had 47 attack points behind setter Jia Morado's 287 excellent sets.  “For our team it was really a bad first set, for Army it was a perfect set for them from the service line, from their attacks to their floor defense and their blocking talaga,” said Valdez. “Our errors were too many to count, lampas ata sa daliri during the first set. So going to the second set, coach Tai (Bundit) was asking us to compose ourselves and stay focus.” The Cool Smashers regrouped after a sluggish opening frame outing that saw Creamline fall into a 14-24 hole following an ace by Lady Troopers setter Alina Bicar. Creamline got its rhythm going in the second set but had to weather PacificTown Army’s late third set uprising. The Cool Smashers saw its 23-20 lead in the third frame cut to just one with Ukrainian import Lena Lymareva-Flink scoring off an attack and an ace. Lymareva-Flink committed an attack error before Kaewpin scored on a kill block to wrap the frame. It was all Creamline in the fourth as the Cool Smashers sent the Lady Troopers to their second straight defeat for a 4-5 slate. Lymareva-Flink posted 22 points built on 19 spikes and three aces while Jovelyn Gonzaga and American Jenelle Jordan finished with 10 and six markers, respectively, for PacificTown Army.    --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

PVL: Lady Troopers firm up semis bid, blast Water Defenders

The Lady Troopers unloaded 42 attack points, including 13 from Ukrainian import Lena Lymareva-Flink, to overpower the Water Defenders although the former needed to overcome their gutsy rivals in the third to complete the straight-set romp......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

PVL: Motolite outlasts Lady Troopers for back-to-back wins

IMUS, Cavite --- Motolite showed grit and composure coming back from a set down before carving out a 25-23, 21-25, 17-25, 25-21, 15-13, win over PacificTown Army on Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference at the Imus City Sports Complex here. The young squad won their second straight game to improve to 2-4 win-loss slate at the start of its second round campaign. Trinidad and Tobago import Channon Thompson and compatriot Krystle Esdelle led the way for Motolite, which exacted revenge on its first round tormentors Lady Troopers. Thompson finished with 28 points off 23 attacks, three aces and two kill blocks laced with 10 excellent receptions for Motolite, which had a solid game at the net wth 12 kill blocks. Esdelle had 23 markers built on 19 kills, three kill blocks and an ace, Tots Carlos had eight points while setter Ayel Estranero tallied 21 excellent sets.   Motolite opened an 8-4 gap in the fifth set but PacificTown Army crept close, 12-11, off Alina Bicar's back-to-back aces. Esdelle scored a kill block on Ukrainian Lena Lymareva-Flink before Thompson scored a hit. Jessma Ramos overcooked her serve in the next play before American Jenelle Jordan scored on a kill block off an Esdelle attack for a 14-13 count. The Lady Troopers had a chance to knot the set but a costly miscommunication ruined PacificTown Army's comeback attempt.   Motolite weathered the late fourth set rally of the Lady Troopers after PacificTown Army cut its four-point deficit to 18-17 after a Jordan hit. Thompson and Esdelle conspired to build a 21-18 separation for Motolite. Setter Fhen Emnas gave Motolite a 23-20 lead with a kill block before Ukrainian import Lena Lymareva-Flink answered with a down the line hit. Thompson put Motolite on set point as the Lady Troopers surrendered the fourth frame with a passing error that forced a decider. PacificTown Army slid to 3-3 card but remained at third spot behind semis-bound PetroGazz (7-0) and defending champion Creamline (5-1). Lymareva-Flink scored 25 points  with 23 coming off attacks while Honey Royse Tubino finished with 19 markers for the Lady Troopers, who outgunned Motolite, 61-55. Jordan posted 11 points while Jovelyn Gonzaga got 10 for PacificTown Army.     ---       Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 16th, 2019

PVL: Angels go for first round sweep

PetroGazz is out to complete a first round sweep on Saturday when the Angels take on PacificTown Army in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Behind power-hitting imports Wilma Salas of Cuba and American Janisa Johnson, PetroGazz steamrolled past its first four opponents. The Angels will try to add the Lady Troopers to their list of victims in their 2:00 p.m. tussle 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. Angels head coach Arnold Laniog wants his streaking wards to take this opportunity to further fuel their momentum and strengthen their bid for a spot in the Final Four. “Actually malaking bagay talaga na sa first round mamuhunan kasi like we did last conference sa All-Filipino [Open] doon kami sa last four games kami kumayod na isang talo lang namin, laglag. So napakahirap ng dinaanan namin,” he said. “But this time as much as makakuha kami ng panalo ngayong first round, better, para may puhunan.” Salas and Johnson, who sit at the top two of the scoring list, will have Jeanette Panaga, Cherry Nunag, Jonah Sabete, Jessey De Leon, setter Djanel Cheng and libero Cienne Cruz behind them. On the other hand, the PacificTown Army aims at winning its second straight match after a four-set victory over Motolite a week ago. The Lady Troopers are tied with defending champion Creamline with 2-1 win-loss slate. Ukrainian Lena Lymareva-Flink, American Jenelle Jordan and local stars Jovelyn Gonzaga, Royse Tubino, Nene Bautista and Ging Balse-Pabayo will lead the march of PacificTown Army in its first of back-to-back weekend games.     ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 7th, 2019

Arellano, LPU seek a share of the second spot

strong>Games Wednesday: /strong> (The Arena, San Juan) 8:30 a.m. --- EAC vs LPU (jrs) 10:00 a.m. --- EAC vs. LPU (m) 11:30 a.m. --- EAC vs LPU (w) 1:00 p.m. --- Arellano vs JRU (w) 2:30 p.m. --- Arellano vs JRU (m)   Action in the 92nd NCAA volleyball competition resumes on Wednesday at The Arena in San Juan. Arellano University looks to extend its winning streak to five when the Lady Chiefs take on the struggling Jose Rizal University in the women’s play at 1:00 p.m. Behind the steady games of Jovielyn Prado and Rialen Sante, the Lady Chiefs won four straight after dropping its opening game against unbeaten San Sebastian College. Arellano is coming off a straight sets win over San Beda Lionesses, 25-22, 25-22, 25-14, almost a month ago for a 4-1 win-loss record tied with Lyceum of the Philippines University Lady Pirates, who will open 2017 with a clash with listless Emilio Aguinaldo College Lady Generals in the scheduled 11:30 a.m. match. A win by the Lady Chiefs and the Lady Pirates will move them at second place tied with defending champion College of St. Benilde (5-1) behind league-leading Lady Stags (6-0). The Lady Bombers, on the other hand, are on a three-game skid for a 2-4 slate and are on the brink of elimination in the race for a semis spot. JRU absorbed a 15-25, 10-25, 23-25, beating at the hands of SSC-R last December 12. Meanwhile, LPU is on a two-game roll after a big five-set upset over the Lady Blazers and a straight sets dismantling of Mapua to end 2016. The WNCAA multi-titled squad, which joined the league five seasons ago, is just a few steps closer to breaking into its first-ever Final Four appearance. The Intramuros-based Lady Pirates will bank on Cherilyn Sindayen, who is averaging 14.8 points per game, Czarina Orros and La Rainne Fabay against the Lady Generals, who are winless in six games. EAC is at the cellar with other eliminated teams Mapua (0-6) and Letran (0-5). In the men's game LPU takes on EAC at 10:00 a.m while Arellano U face-off with JRU. In the lone juniors game the Brigadiers collide with the Junior Pirates at 8:30 a.m.        ---  Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles          .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2017

PVL: Jet Spikers connect fourth straight win

Air Force made sure that Motolite won’t get a chance to mount another comeback as it completed a 25-22, 25-23, 25-20, sweep on Wednesday to open its second round campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference on a high note at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Jet Spikers racked up four straight victories after starting off their campaign with five consecutive losses and avenged their straight-set loss to Motolite in their first meeting. Air Force took advantage of Motolite’s error-plagued outing and the absence of injured veteran and court leader Myla Pablo (foot injury) to snap its victim’s two-game win run. “Biniro ko nga ‘yung ano kanina eh, biro lang. Sabi ko, ‘straight set yan.’ Siguro nagkataon lang,” said Air Force coach Jasper Jimenez. “Malaking ano rin sa amin na nawala si Myla. Wala masyadong leader sa kanila, isang beterano na superstar pa. Malaking bagay yung leadership ni Myla sa loob. Doon tumaas lalo ang kompiyansa namin.” No one scored in double figures for the Lady Jet Spikers as their offense was well distributed with eight players tallying points. May Ann Pantino and Dell Palomata scored nine markers each while Joy Cases and Judy Ann Caballejo finished with eight and seven points, respectively, for Air Force. The Lady Jet Spikers pulled through in a nip-and-tuck first set. Air Force came back from an 18-22 deficit in the second with a six-point swing to take the set point advantage, 24-22, before sealing the frame. The Lady Jet Spikers kept the Motolite at bay in the third to seal the victory. Tots Carlos posted 21 points in a lost cause for Motolite, which dropped to 6-3 card. Bernadette Flora had eight points while Isa Molde was limited to only six markers after dropping 23 points on Motolite’s five-set come-from-behind win over ChocoMucho last Sunday.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles        .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019

UAAP 82: Lady Falcons soar back from 16-points down to stun UST

Rose Ann Dampios completed Adamson's fightback from 16-points down to stun University of Santo Tomas, 88-86, Wednesday in the UAAP Season 82 Women's Basketball Tournament at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion. The sophomore buried the go-ahead trey with 16 seconds left as she capped off her 26-point performance on a sensational 6-of-15 clip from deep, while also collecting two rebounds, two steals, and a block to buck the Lady Falcons' slow start to the game. Mar Prado added 18 points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals, Kat Araja chimed in 16 points, eight boards, six assists, and four steals, and Gerl Anticamara also helped in the rally with her 15 points, four rebounds, and three dimes. Down by as much as 16 points, Adamson clawed back, cutting the lead down to just a solitary point with a minute left after a huge basket by rookie Anticamara. A stop by the Lady Falcons set up Dampios' heroics. It was Adamson's third straight win to rise to 4-1 in the standings, while sending UST to back-to-back losses to fall to 2-2. The Lady Falcons also did a better job defending the paint in the second half even after Grace Irebu uncorked 34 points, 21 rebounds, and three blocks for the Golden Tigresses. "Si Irebu ang heart and soul nila, so sabi ko, patayin natin ang heart and soul nila," said coach Ewon Arayi. "The other players will still do their best pero naniniwala ako na pag sinandalan natin ang sistema, we'll win this game. Tantoy Ferrer contributed 16 points, six rebounds, three steals, and two assists, but committed nine of UST's 32 turnovers in the affair. Lon Rivera also got 13 points and three boards in the loss. The Scores: ADAMSON 88 -- Dampios 26, Prado 18, Araja 16, Anticamara 15, Bilbao 8, Ornopia 5, Tandaan 0, Mendoza 0, Flor 0, Catulong 0. UST 86 -- Irebu 34, Ferrer 16, Rivera 13, Portillo 8, Soriano 5, Callangan 4, Tacatac 3, Panti 3, Javier 0, Gonzales 0, Gandalla 0. Quarterscores: 13-25, 39-46, 59-62, 88-86.   The Scores: ADAMSON 88 -- Dampios 26, Prado 18, Araja 16, Anticamara 15, Bilbao 8, Ornopia 5, Tandaan 0, Mendoza 0, Flor 0, Catulong 0. UST 86 -- Irebu 34, Ferrer 16, Rivera 13, Portillo 8, Soriano 5, Callangan 4, Tacatac 3, Panti 3, Javier 0, Gonzales 0, Gandalla 0. Quarterscores: 13-25, 39-46, 59-62, 88-86.    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019

PVL: Win streaks at stake this week

Defending champion Creamline eyes its 10th straight win while Motolite and Air Force try to keep their own streaks going this week in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference. The Cool Smashers face a tough challenge on Wednesday as they attempt to extend their winning run to 10 against skidding BaliPure sans main setter Jia Morado and injured top hitter Alyssa Valdez. Game time is at 4:00 p.m. Creamline marches into battle parading a 9-0 win-loss record at solo top spot but will miss the services of Morado, who joined the national team’s campaign in the inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix in Thailand, while Valdez is still recovering from a right ankle sprain. On the other hand, the Lady Jet Spikers and Motolite put their three-game and two-game win streaks, respectively, on the line in their elimination round rematch Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Air Force carries a 3-5 mark while Motolite is at third spot with a 6-2 slate. The Lady Jet Spikers will then return on the battlefield on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. to face second-running BanKo. PetroGazz will return from its campaign in a tournament in Taiwan this week and will try to stretch their winning run to five on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. against Chef’s Classics as the Angels close their first round campaign. PacificTown Army seeks to rebound from a loss with two assignments this week against Chef’s Classics on Wednesday and BaliPure on Saturday. Meanwhile, ChocoMucho hopes to arrest an alarming five-game skid as it starts its second round campaign on Saturday against Chef’s Classicsat 2:00 p.m. All games are available LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 17th, 2019

Aninam takes charge as Lady Bulldogs devour Golden Tigresses

The Season 80 MVP dominated the paint for the Lady Bulldogs with 19 points, 14 rebounds, three assists and three blocks to stretch their historic unbeaten streak to 84 straight games......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2019