Watch the Ateneo vs. La Salle game (UAAP Women’s Volleyball) live at Studio23 on December 16 (Sunday) 2pm

Taganas, Soriano, and Ballentyne of Ateneo at the front line

UPDATE: The Lady Eagles defeated De La Salle in 4 sets: 27-25, 25-20, 24-26, 25-16. Best Scorers were (#8) Charo Soriano of Ateneo with a total of 28 won points and (#6) Jacqueline Alarca of De La Salle with 16 points.

December 16 – Blue Eagle Gym
2 PM – Ateneo vs La Salle (Women’s)
*LIVE via Studio 23

It has been two years since Ateneo Lady Eagles and La Salle Lady Archers faced each other in the UAAP Women’s Volleyball tournament. The last time they faced each other saw the then-3-peat champions La Salle winning over Ateneo, 25-21, 22-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-9. There has been 5 off-season games that these two teams had with each other. Last 2006, La Salle won over Ateneo, 25-13, 25-22, 18-25, 21-25, 15-12, last summer, Ateneo won over La Salle, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21, 25-15 and La Salle won in the eliminations, 25-21, 25-19, 25-15. In the recently concluded season, La Salle won the eliminations, 25-23, 25-19, 25-20 but Ateneo won the semi-finals, 25-21, 22-25, 25-19, 25-15.

Here we can conclude that whenever Ateneo faces La Salle or La Salle faces Ateneo, we can tell a lot of changed. Different energies are exposed as well as high arsenal and different levels of intensity.

This coming Sunday will be a good game to watch. As said above, whenever Ateneo and La Salle faces each other, throw out the statistics and standing for you are about to watch probably one of the most awaited matches in the UAAP Season 70 volleyball yournament. Aside from that, we will see a couple of rallies as both teams post a good defensive threat.

Match-Up to watch out for in terms of skills:

  • Charo Soriano vs Steph Mercado

Heartthrob Players to watch out for:

  • Kara Acevedo (Ateneo)
  • Abby Barbosa (La Salle)
  • Karla Bello (Ateneo)
  • Michelle Datuin (La Salle)
  • Steph Gabriel (Ateneo)
  • Carla Llaguno (La Salle)
  • Zita Loggia (La Salle)
  • Icel Lopez (La Salle)
  • Steph Mercado (La Salle)
  • Pepi Sison (Ateneo)
  • Charo Soriano (Ateneo)
  • Patti Taganas (Ateneo)
  • Asia Urquico (Ateneo)

Possible match-up:

  • Setter: Karla Bello (Ateneo) vs Kaye Martinez (La Salle)
  • Middle Blockers (1): Charo Soriano (Ateneo) vs Michelle Datuin (La Salle)
  • Middle Blockers (2): Bea Pascual (Ateneo) vs Jacqueline Alarca (La Salle)
  • Wing Spikers (1): Patti Taganas (Ateneo) vs Carla Llaguno (La Salle)
  • Wing Spikers (2): Crystal Ballentyne (Ateneo) vs Steph Mercado (La Salle)
  • Utility: Kara Acevedo (Ateneo) vs Celine Hernandez (La Salle)
  • Libero: Misha Quimpo (Ateneo) vs Regina Diego (La Salle)

December 18 – Blue Eagle Gym
2 PM – Ateneo vs La Salle (Men’s)

Yes, only a few will notice it but this coming Tuesday will see also a rivalry in the Men’s Volleyball. Yes, this season, both teams are weak in terms of team composition and skills but that’s what makes the rivalry interesting since both teams are weak, both team will out play each other to get the W. Another good thing about this match-up is that former La Salle Men’s Volleyball coach Ronald Dulay is now coaching the Ateneo Men’s Volleyball Team so we will really see how both will fare with different coaches. Something to watch out for is also the incredible height of both teams since both teams are loaded with 6 footers and are the tallest teams in the league.

Match-Up to watch out for in terms of skills:

  • AJ Pareja vs Chris Macasaet

Heartthrob players to watch out for:

  • Chax Cabrera (La Salle)
  • Mike De Joya (Ateneo)
  • Chris Macasaet (La Salle)
  • Paolo Pareja (Ateneo)
  • AJ Pareja (Ateneo)
  • Mark Lee (La Salle)
  • Macky Limgenco (Ateneo)
  • Justine Marchadesch (La Salle)
  • Russell Raz (La Salle)
  • Mark Salvador (Ateneo)

Possible match-up:

  • Setter: Timmy Santo Tomas (Ateneo) vs Russel Raz (La Salle)
  • Middle Blockers (1): Mike De Joya (Ateneo) vs Chris Macasaet (La Salle)
  • Middle Blockers (2): Macky Limgenco (Ateneo) vs Jason Alejandro (La Salle)
  • Wing Spikers (1): Mark Salvador (Ateneo) vs Justine Marchadesch (La Salle)
  • Wing Spikers (2): AJ Pareja (Ateneo) vs Sammy Lubi (La Salle)
  • Utility: Julborg Africa (Ateneo) vs Emman Boquiren (La Salle)
  • Libero: John Dulu (Ateneo) vs Joseph Atangan (La Salle)

Animo Ateneo, One Big Fight!
Green White Fight, Forza La Salle!

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  • paul

    post naman the pictures of these so-called heart throbs..hahha…

  • paul

    why do i get a feeling na pro-ateneo yung owners ng site

  • Fahfrd

    Hahaha!

    I agree, we need pictures of these heart-throbs please.

    As for DLSU versus ADMU, that is always a good matchup.

    However, I still think that UST is the odds on favourite to win it all again this year. Back-to-back UAAP championships to go with their back-to-back V-League titles.

    Unless Maria Angeli Tabaquero and Denise Patricia Tan both go on vacation. And Venus Bernal and Mary Jane Balse transfer out of UST.

    Hehehe…..

  • http://spikeithard.com Spikeithard

    @PAUL: Ummm… well… kasi it just so happens na most of my contacts are from Ateneo since I was a former Blue Eagle spiker. I’m really trying to avoid to write my posts in a pro-Ateneo style but it’s kinda hard when you don’t have enough resources for the other teams. Sensya na. Don’t worry, I’ll cover De La Salle games from now on!! Promise!!

    For UAAP Men’s Vball I think FEU, UST, ADU are the strong teams this season. For Women’s I think it’s UST, ADMU, DLSU.

  • http://spikeithard.com/ Miles Dy

    I’m a Lasallian but I wrote the article. Haha.

  • http://spikeithard.com/ Miles Dy

    As much as I love Ateneo and La Salle Women’s Volleyball Teams, I have a feeling that we’ll see a rematch of last year’s finals. I think FEU can pull off another finals stint now that they are super loaded with talent.

    Final Four will revovle around UST, FEU, Ateneo, La Salle and Adamson. Of course, as bias as it is, I want Ateneo and La Salle in the Final Four. Haha.

    For Men’s, the Final Four will revolve around between UST, FEU, UE, Adamson and UP. Coach Vip Isada is the Norman Black of Volleyball as he can transfer a rookie team to a winning team. Look at UP this year. They are sporting a 4-1 card.

  • paul

    i hope ADMU wins against DLSU…especially sa women’s. ganda kc ni kara acevedo

  • mackoy

    Haha makikita ko ulet si Charo…

    I hope I can watch that day… Anyway. Go ADMU Lady Eagles!!!

  • karina

    di ko pa nakikita yung mga naggwagwapuhang ateneo spikers.. di kasi sila kinocover ng studio23… sana both men’s and women’s volleyball ang ipapakita nila…

  • karina

    who won in the ue-ust game last thursday…? anu yung mga scores?

  • NU way….

    bket kaya sobrang “stressed” ang ateneo-la salle dito sa UAAP season na to… walang ka-bias bias… and hello… define “hearthrobs”!!! sana nga ipakita nyo mga pics ng mga hearthrobs na sinasabi… para malaman ng mga tao dito na puro bading players nyo…. kadiri naman niloloko nyo mga tao na sabihin hearthrobs e ang lelembot naman… ang magandang topics dito eh… ilan ang bading sa Ateneo and La Salle Men’s Volleyball Team…

  • http://azcharey.multiply.com Chax

    Salamat. :)

  • http://spikeithard.com/ Miles Dy

    It’s rivalry week this week. :)

    Damn, I’m stuck in between my two schools. But really, in Women’s, I’ll root for Ateneo. For Men’s, I’m going to root for La Salle. Why Ateneo in Women’s? Some of them are my friends. Although I also have friends in La Salle, it’s Ateneo who hasn’t won a crown in 18 years in Women’s Volleyball. Why La Salle in Men’s? Hmm. Someone in the team is very close to my heart.

  • http://spikeithard.com Spikeithard

    The UST vs UE 12pm game will also be televised on Studio23!!! Note that the original sked indicated ADUM vs DLSU at 12pm while UST vs UE at 2pm. But I guess there had been another sked change…

    Just make sure you tune in on Studio23 as early as 12pm today so you won’t miss anything!!

  • natalia

    @NU way…. :
    hindi nmn puro bading marami lang bading noh..at kahit bading sila gwapo pa rin nmn..so technically heartthrobs pa din cla

  • aldrea

    hi, does anyone have a full sched for women’s vball?share nmn..salamat..Ãœ

  • Fahfrd

    I was able to watch both games.

    The ADMU vs DLSU game seemed to show that DLSU is in a transition year this year. And that while ADMU won, they’re a different team without Kesinee.

    As for the second game of UST vs UE, well, it was a total whitewash by UST of UE.

    Rea Dimaculangan, who replaced Denise Patricia Tan as starting setter is very consistent in her setting. Thus freeing up Venus Bernal, Mary Jean Balse and Maria Angeli Tabaquero to terrorize the opposing team.

    Plus, Joanna Marie Torrijos very capably replaced Aiza Maizo as opposite spiker, complementing Open Spiker Venus Bernal and Middle Mary Jean Balse.

    Joanna also has a great serve.

    UST missed Suzanne Roces, but not much as Maice seems to be developing in the middle whenever Balse is rotated to the back.

  • NU way….

    ok natalia… sorry ha… para kasing nakakaloko lang na hearthrobs tapos mga bading…

  • absinthe

    Ang ganda ng laro kahapon. Todo hataw si Ms. Charo. Galing! Congratulations to Ateneo

  • Chris M.

    Thank You! :)

    Someone?! hmmmmm… :) Why La Salle in Men’s? Hmm. Someone in the team is very close to my heart. – Miles Dy

  • mackoy

    Akala ko ba wala ng import!!

    Bakit un Ateneo my import c Balentynne, hehehe.

  • http://marcvillanueva.com Marcvill

    i don’t think Ballentyne is to be considered an “import” just because she’s American. player din siya ng Ateneo Women’s Basketball team who won the championship!! tangkad nya noh…

  • http://spikeithard.com/ Miles Dy

    Ateneo won the rivalry week by winning over La Salle, this time in the Men’s Volleyball in 4 sets. :)

    Congratulations to Coach Ronald Dulay of Ateneo Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Team for making his teams win both games.

  • paul

    who won the men’s volleyball match between admu and dlsu

  • paul

    oh admu won?!?!? hehehe… so happy…

  • Chris M.

    :(

  • !MighTYTigerS!

    my final four bets:

    womans
    *UST
    *ADAMSON
    *ATENEO
    *FEU/LA SALLE

    mens
    *UST
    *FEU
    *UP
    *ADAMSON

    W Championship
    *ADAMSON vs. UST

    M
    *FEU vs. UST

    yun lang.. bsta watch nio nlang yung cousin ko no.8 ng UST Girls Div. Best Attacker ng Junior V-League, Captain BAll ng UST! ayun –BANATICLA08–

  • http://yahoo.com jesson

    ateneo now, is in the final four theres no doubt that charo soriano could be the mvp this season, she still leads uaap wv in scoring, I think she deserves to win that award before she finishes her studies, she had proven a lot/enough in womens volleyball, many of her fans are awaiting to see that mvp award in her hands, a lot of people will be celebrating and happy for her. gud luck ateneo lady spikers

  • http://yahoo.com jesson

    April 3rd, 2008 at 10:24 pm
    season 5 shakeys v league womens volleyball
    game live at san juan arena(come and see)
    Sun 30 March 2008
    1 p.m. Opening Ceremonies (Telecast date, March 31)
    2 p.m Ateneo vs Lyceum (Telecast date, March 31)
    4 p.m. San Sebastian vs St. Benilde (Telecast date, April 1)
    Venue: San Juan Arena

    Tues 01 April
    2 p.m. Lyceum vs ADU (Telecast date, Wed April 2)
    4 p.m. St. Benilde vs FEU (Telecast date, Thur April 3)
    Venue: San Juan Arena

    Friday 04 April
    2 p.m. ADMU vs St. Benilde (Telecast date, Sat April 5)
    4 p.m. SSC vs Lyceum (Telecast date, Sun April 6)
    Venue: San Juan Arena

    Sunday 06 April
    12 nn. Lyceum vs FEU (Telecast date, Mon April 7)
    2 p.m. ADU vs Ateneo (Telecast date, Tue April 8 )
    Venue: San Juan Arena

    Tuesday 08 April
    2 p.m. San Sebastian vs Adamson (Telecast date, Wed April 9)
    4 p.m. FEU vs Ateneo (Telecast date, Thursday April 10)
    Venue: San Juan Arena

    Friday 11 April
    2 p.m. FEU vs San Sebastian (Telecast date, Saturday April 12)
    4 p.m. Adamson vs St. Benilde (Telecast date, Sun April 13)
    Venue: San Juan Arena

    Sun 13 April
    12 nn. Ateneo vs San Sebastian (Telecast date, Mon April 14)
    2 p.m. Adamson vs FEU (Telecast date, Tues April 15)
    Venue: San Juan Arena

    Fri 18 April
    2 p.m. St. Benilde vs Lyceum (Telecast date, Sat April 19)
    Venue: San Juan Arena

    **END OF FIRST ROUND ELIMINATIONS

  • makhuleet

    ..whe post nmn ng mga pix pra mptunayan nga qng ril hartrobs cla… mga lasalle nmn ang tlgng mlakas ang dating jan ei…oopzz wulang kkntra…

  • ariane

    i want to see many videos of BEA PASCUAL she’s so awesome, hope to watch her actual games but i don’t know where???somebody tell me where?..galing2 nya talaga!!!

  • aNdz

    crush kuh si aj pareja..haha..

  • gabriel

    ang galiling galing talaga ni acevedo ho and gabriel ang ganda ganda ganda pa nila sa na mikita ko cla sa personal

  • gabriel

    mas magaganda ang taga ateneo mas magagaling pa

  • http://YAHOO.COM PAULLOY

    wow!!!!!!!!!!!. GO LA SALLE GO!!!!!!!!! ANIMO LA SALLE

  • http://YAHOO.COM LLOYDY

    ANG GANDA TALAGA NI STEPH MERCADO AT SI MICHELLE DATUIN, LALO NA SI ALRCA ANG GALING…………….ANIMO LA SALLE

  • http://friendster.com Andrea

    yah i need the pictures of the hearthrobs esp. Aj Pareja….
    I HEart This Man!!!