FEU and Adamson top Nestea Beach Volley Luzon tilt

Shaira Gonzales of FEU together with Rissa Jane Laguilles of Adamson

High sun. Excruciating heat. Sand and sweat. Pure excitement. Beach volleyball was never as glamorous as its sister sport, the indoor volleyball, but it definitely has its own raw charm. Thanks to Nestea for bringing the beach volleyball on a higher level. The Nestea beach volley is now an accredited tournament of the Philippine Volleyball Federation. I’m not sure if it is the first of it’s kind but I do believe that Nestea deserves it after 11 years of continuous support for the support. Hearing that the Luzon eliminations of the even is going to be held in the province of Cavite got me so excited because it’s going to be staged in the man-made island-resort, Island Cove. And it’s very accessible to me! So there I went and witnessed the beach volley action.

Men’s Division

The first team to secure a finals slot in Boracay for the men’s division was the tandem of Edjet Mabbayad and Jerry Mabutol of FEU after toppling the equally tall players of College of Saint Benilde. Both teams wowed the audience with their spiking and blocking prowess. Eventually, the Espana-based spikers prevailed. The next sure seat was acquired by the PCU Dolphins when they defeated UPHR-Dalta Systems. Although the Dolphins were smaller, they sure can jump high. UPHR and CSB battled it out for the 3rd slot. The Dolphins prevailed.

Later in the afternoon, FEU and PCU faced each other again on the sand battleground to determine the champion of the Luzon leg. The Dolphins were a bit short in the height department compared to the towering Mabutol and Mabbayad but they gave the Tamaraws a hard time before FEU eventually became the champions of the Nestea Beach Volley Luzon leg.

Women’s Division

On the women’s side, Adamson University represented by Angela Benting and Rissa Laguilles clinched the first ticket to Boracay after defeating the PCU Lady Dolphins. It was mainly because of the overpowering spikes alternately given by the Lady Falcons. The tandem of Cavitena Shaira Gonzales and Kapampangan Wendy Semana got the second finals slot to Boracay when they won the match over Lyceum of the Philippines headed by the veteran Dahlia Cruz. The defending UAAP champs won the game thanks to drop shots by Gonzales and the astounding digging abilities of Semana. The Lady Pirates bounced back from their loss when they defeated the PCU Dolphins in a do or die match to secure their spot on the national finals.

Wendy Semana and Shaira Gonzales of FEU

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Thanks Eric for this wonderful post. I’m sure you enjoyed watching the games despite of the burning heat!!

Opening games na ng V-League later guys!!! (Sayang, I don’t think I have time to cover it though.)

COngrats to all the winners..galing nmn ng FEU mens and womens pasok sa Bora..
Sana my pics hehehe =)

thanx to kuya spikey for editing.. hehe… marami pa akong dapat matutunan.. thanks again…

wow friend, it seems that you’re now heading for another field uh…? well, i just dropped by here to bid my regards. congratulations for the job well done, just keep on loving/supporting our favorite sports and be continuously inspired in writing and conceptualizing some articles associated with it. see you when i see you friend…(“,)!

i hope you could join us the next time watch v-league games… baka sa april 13, may laban ang adu vs feu..

nice kuya Eric! Pwede ka nang mag sports journalist! 😛

ngeks… haha.. thanks anyway…

@KUYA ERIC: Can you ask slytherinz, aya, and chrisanne1714 if they are interested to write for Spikeithard na din so I can upgrade their accounts. Kasama mo sila parati napansin ko.

kami lang nila aya and slyth ang nonood kahapon.. pero dont worry, i’ll relay this to them… 🙂

i dont want to write kuya spikey,baka walang magbasa,mapapahiya lang ako,ahahahah,saka try hard ako sa mga blurting out ideas and words to say,di ko maisip gustu ko sabihin kaya suportahan na lang namin ang kapanalig naming si badingerz and we’ll help na lang him in case he needs something,hehehe

with regards to the idea of kuya spikey, well it sounds really interesting yet nerve-wrecking as well in the same manner. although i used to be a copy reader and an editor in captioning way back in high school on our school organ, i still don’t know for myself if i could make, conceptualize and construct an informative and effective news, specially in the field of sports! lol! i really love sports, however i haven’t had a background yet in making some sports-related articles…(“,)!

@SLYTHERINZ: Sure, no problem. I understand. Sige, itayo ang bandera ni badingerZ!!!
🙂

Spikeithard is so busy,cant attend the games,no more regular updates,recruitment of writers na drama,mashadu ng busy sa life,ahahha

congrats to the winners.with semana gone in the next uaap, im sure the lady falcons will be deadly with the training and combination of sang and gela. though good training for gonzalez

san ba tetelevise ito? what channel? thanks po

channel 4 nbn 4,gobernment channel,nahanap mo na,mamaya sigurung two oclock..

nice..i hav a question?
nagLro po ba ang UST??

nope. 🙂 dramatic exit ang mga yun sa confe na ito! err. XD kamiss mga un! 🙂

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**

Daquis will fly tomorrow to visit her mom in germany but she might not stay long there because she still want to catch up the second round… congrats to fEU, twas a five setter but they performed well… first team to win in a five sets game hehehe… congrats uli…

WE STILL L0VE Y0U KUYA EDJET.. ( N0 MATTER WHAT!! )

G00DLUCK IN Y0UR CAREER!!

BYE..

it’s nice to see na friends pala off the court ang FEU at adamson players…

hay…kaya pla umitim c Shaira…pero in fairness ganda ng pagka-Tan nya..Cute ka pa rin.

bakit ndi naglalaro c Semana at Cafranca sa Vleague?..Sana c Semana nalang ung guest player nila…

i really like the FEU lady tamaraws players especially morada,daquis,semana,cafranca,gonzales and abanto…i hope i can see them in personal…i watched all their games in UAAP but only in TV bcause i dont hve budget to go in the venue of the play.i really want to see them in person..sna mbsa nla to.please check my friendster,dhen-29@yahoo.com.my password is denden.i love you all feu players.goodluck to all your game.gling mo daquis,morada and semana…

daquis gustong gusto tlaga kta,pinip[ichuran ko nga kyo s tv s cp ko and then ipinapaprint ko ang dmi nyo n ngang pictures skin.sna invite nyo ko s friendster nyo…dhen-29@yahoo.com pease…

ang gling mo semana deserve mo ang mvp tittle…goodluck.your one of my favorite player s feu….invite mko sa friendster mo please..i want to see you all in person…dhen-29@yahoo.com

hi morada ang gling gling mo tlaga.gustong gusto ko kyo.ang gling mo tlaga kyo nla daquis at semana ang fvorite ko.pro syempre gusto ko din ang iba p…ang gling mo pg nag ra-running spike k….bgay k tlagang rookie nung season 69.hope i can see you in person and please invite mko s.thanks…goodluck.a friendster mo…dhen-29@yahoo.com

pwede bang marequest ng mas madameng pictures ni wendyanne semena….

hay ung mga tao jan na nka feu din kamusta… nakakalungkot…graduate n si semana…tsk…di ko man lng sya nkita in person…tsk..
pero khit ganun solid feu pa din ako….hehe…

ei semana!! ang galing mo talga!!!

wow im a FEU fan!! lufet nyo guyzzzz!! hate you!! whahahahah
love you guyzzzzzzzzzz
im just an ordinary fan!!

H!

Solid fan ng FEU!!!!!!!!!!!! Galing niyo talaga!!!!!!!!!!! Super Dupewr galing nila Shaira Gonzales st Daquis!!!!!!!!!!!

galing mo daquiz..sayang no..hmmm..pro galing mo..talo mo pa ng si santos eh..haist..

hi daquis ayaw moh mag pa add akoh nalang add moh sa fs dainneaifa@yahoo.com pati na rin kay mika morada thanks very much i love you

ilabu shaira…..galing mung mg-spike…..kya nga crush ktah ehhhhhh hehehe….galingan muh sa season 72 ng volleyball pra mtlo nio na ang la salle…..go for 30……….muahhhhhhh…more power!!!!!!!!