We all miss these two teams: the UST and FEU Women’s Volleyball. The last time the Lady Tigers reigned supreme was when they won back to back championship crowns during the Shakey’s V-League Season 4 Second Conference and UAAP Volleyball Season 69. They were unstoppable during those days. As for the Lady Tamaraws, UAAP Season 70 was their time to shine as they defeated Adamson to win during the finals.
After the display of dominance in the local women’s volleyball scene, both these teams seemed to have dwindled down a bit as they start to struggle and give way for other teams to shine. UST missed action during the last V-League Season by opting not to join it. FEU on the other hand, got so depleted after UAAP 69, they placed 7th during the last V-League tournament. The game of volleyball is really full of surprises.
Together with the rest of the teams, there’s no doubt that UST and FEU are intensively training right now as all teams prepare for the upcoming UAAP Volleyball Season 71 this December. (The league embraced by so many, Shakey’s V-League 5 Second Conference will take place first by the way). Currently, Adamson is considered to be at the top of the food chain since they won the last championship crown during V-League 5 First Conference and placed 2nd during the last UAAP 70 season. Meanwhile, the Ateneo Lady Eagles have been displaying consistency throughout the last tournaments. The rest of the schools are getting stronger each time as well.
Can UST and FEU dominate once more and bring back their glory days? Only time will tell.
These YouTube clips are kinda outdated. But since we all miss UST and FEU at this point in time, let’s reminisce those times when they were at the spotlight. The following clips feature UST and FEU being interviewed on the ANC basketball show Hardball:
UST interview on Hardball after winning UAAP 69. January 8, 2008
Being interviewed were UST head coach August Santa Maria together with Angeli Tabaquero and setter Denise Tan. Notice and listen to Denise Tan’s husky voice. Very sexy.
FEU interview on Hardball after winning UAAP 70. March 6, 2008
Being interviewed were FEU head coach Nestor Pamiliar together with Rachel Anne Daquis and MVP Wendy Ann Semana.
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