One of the promising volleyball players in the Philippines today is Alyssa Daphne Santiago aka “Jaja” from the National University (NU) Lady Bulldogs.
Jaja is the sister of the former NU Opposite Spiker, Aleona Denise “Dindin” Santiago who started her collegiate volleyball career in the UAAP from the University of Sto. Tomas (UST).
She is currently playing in the UAAP and a member of Foto Toplanders which won the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix last December 2015 and will represent the country for the Asian Club Women’s Championship in Thailand in September this year.
The LADY SPIKERS of De La Salle University were the volleyball champion of Season 74!
It was a best-of-5 series against the LADY EAGLES of Ateneo De Manila University.
In Game 1, Ateneo defeated De La Salle in 4 sets, 23-25, 28-26, 25-23 and 25-17.
It seemed the Eagles were prepared to wallop the number seed Lady Spikers. In Game 2, the LADY Spikers fought back and outdueled the Eagles in sets too, 23-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-18.
And the most awaited game was Game 3, where the LADY SPIKERS really came up with a solid game against the LADY EAGLES, They outsmarted them in just 3 straight sets, 25-16, 25-22 and 25-13.
Charlene Cruz was awarded MVP of the season. She was the team captain.
It’s already semi-final in Season 75. And the team will play against the National University LADY BULLDOGS this Saturday, February 23, 2013. This is the first time that the Bulldogs were able to enter the FINAL 4.
The LADY SPIKERS have twice to beat advantage being the #1 seeded team of the season. On the other hand, LADY FALCONS will play against the #2 team with a twice to beat advantage, too, the LADY EAGLES.
Possible outcomes! If Ateneo wins over Adamson and De La Salle wins over National, this would be a repeat of the FINALS in Season 75. But these teams are tough. Adamson would find their ways to let the LADY FALCONS soar high against the LADY EAGLES. Likewise, the LADY BULLDOGS would use their fangs to fight the LADY SPIKERS!
Now, the question is: WILL THE LADY SPIKERS GET THE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE THIS SEASON? To be or not to be! Good luck ladies!
Correct me if I’m wrong but this is true!
It was a total of 19, 638 people who went to MALL OF ASIA Arena to witness a volleyball match between the NU LADY BULLDOGS & UST LADY TIGRESSES and between DLSU LADY SPIKERS & ADMU LADY EAGLES.
Who would think that the crowd would come up in this total? But, believe it or not – it was just the second round of the elimination. During their first round, DLSU defeated ADMU in a 5-setter game. While UST clobbered NU in 3-straight sets.
The rivalry of Lady Spikers and Lady Eagles has continued to soar high. The fans were able to choose their own team to cheer! You would hear – “ANIMO LA SALLE” and “ONE BIG FIGHT” for De La Salle and Ateneo, respectively from the crowd.
Photo Credits : UAAP Sports
Season 74 Champion, DLSU LADY SPIKERS, got their first semifinal ticket after their 10th match against the ADU LADY FALCONS yesterday. The squad subdued the Falcons in 3 straight sets, 25-19,25-20,25-8.
Ara Galang, the Lady Spikers’ scoring machine led the team with 16 points. Likewise, team captain Abigail Marano and Mika Reyes showcased their massive blocks above the net and contributed 14 and 11 marks, respectively.
Sheila Marie Pineda and Paulina Soriano, as well as Mayette Zapanta from the Adamson Lady Falcons didn’t have much power to outduel the Lady Spikers. The Adamson squad is tied with FEU Lady Tamaraws and UST Lady Tigresses with a 6-4 standing behind the Ateneo Lady Eagles, 7-3.
The Ateneo Lady Eagles made a comeback after 3 straight losses previously from FEU, ADU and DLSU. The squad defeated the Lady Bulldogs in 3, 25-20, 25-21, 27-25.
The Lady Bulldogs were not able to outsmart the Lady Eagles due to service errors. Coach Francis was kinda disappointed with her girls.
Angeline Marie “Dzi”Gervacio was chosen “Player of the Game” with 13 points, 9 attacks and 4 service aces.
To watch the full match of this exciting collegiate volleyball game, please click here . Enjoy watching! THIS IS VOLLEYBALL 😀
The Lady Falcons of Adamson University has soared high once again after they clawed the Lady Warriors of University of the East in 3-straight sets, 3-0, 25-16, 25-14, 25-17.
Middle attacker, Paulina Soriano was the Player of the Game. She got 19 points, 17 points from attacks and a couple of serves.
To watch the full match of this game, please click here . Enjoy! This is Philippines collegiate volleyball!
In UAAP, FEU has the winningest record. During the second round, the Lady Tamaraws of Far Eastern University outsmarted the Lady Maroons of University of the Philippines in 3 straight sets, (3-0), 25-8, 25-12, 25-12.
To watch the full match of this game, please click here . Enjoy watching volleyball fanatics! (Y)