Did you miss watching the UST vs. UP match?

Did you miss watching the greatest upset (so far) in UAAP 73 Women’s Volleyball? I knew it wouldn’t take long for someone to take the time and effort to watch the replay, record it, and upload the entire match on YouTube.

We’re talking about the game between UST and UP where the UP Lady Maroons stepped up big time and beat defending champs UST. It was an awesome match! After losing set 1, the Tigresses were so shocked I never saw Aiza Maizo smile (no even a smirk!) all throughout the game. UP on the other hand played with all heart (and fired up emotions!) and was able to sustain it ’til the end to eventually snatch the match. Open spikers Carmela Lopez and Angeli Araneta did the most damage with 16 and 14 points respectively.

With a current team standing of 2 (wins) – 8 (losses), I don’t think UP will make it to the final four but I’m sure all the fans hope that UP will be able to at least finish their remaining games with fire in their eyes! Beating a top team like UST (although I don’t think UST played their true game last Sunday) should have been an eye-opener for UP and they probably have finally said to themselves – hey! we can do it after all!! Let’s hope UP can churn up a few more upsets (hint: DLSU vs. UP will be on Feb. 9 Wed. – a lot of time for both teams to prepare).

UST vs. UP Game Summary:

January 23, 2011 (Sunday). University of the Philippines defeated University of Santo Tomas in 5 sets: 25-23, 13-25, 25-23, 20-25, 24-22. Best Scorers were (#18) Carmela Lopez of UP with a total of 18 won points and (#10) Maika Angela Ortiz of UST with 18 points. Game duration: 2hours 4mins.

See the complete UST vs. UP game stats.

Coincidentally, Team Spikeithard.com women’s volleyball team lost their Viking Cup semi-finals match (also last Sunday and also in 5 sets!) to All Star Cast (ASC) which is mostly composed of former UP varsity players. Hmmm, I guess last Sunday was a great day for UP.

Going back to the UST vs. UP match, thanks to a certain elvyol who uploaded the entire 5 sets online divided into around 11 video clips I think. These videos will most likely get taken down though, so better watch it while you can:

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Napakamahal naman yata ang smile ni aiza maizo. lalot na tagilid yung team nila.. hehehe… emotion less yata… tigresses is one of my fav team… pro napa bilib ako sa UP lalo na ung captain nila… Good work Maroons…

Keep up the good works tigresses… Go uste..go uste.. gogogogo uste… hope sa final Tigresses vs lady eagle… both fav team ko.; hehehe…

pinagbigyan lang ng ust ang up. . .

i watched this game.sobrang exciting lalo na sa 5th set.i was cheering for d up.it was an upset game 4 ust.ewan ko sa ust, nagiging meoowh na cla instead growwll after this match.

i don’t think so. . . hindi na makakahabol ang up. . . pinakakulelat kaya cla. . .

good job to UP… pero GO USTE parin syempre! any team can beat any team.. sabi nga ni aiza maizo… bilog ang bola 🙂


i wanna credit naman about hiponia a very good defensive player like diego of la salle DaPaT PuOh palitan nya nlang si vasquez as libero pra manalo sa championship

ou nga tama un coach dulce para manalo ung team, kelangan talaga si hiponia eka nga key returneeys>>

ou nga kase naman mabagal pa sya kumilos kea pag nasa back row na sya palitan
pahinga muna sa bench

if they want the crown and if they up against la salle and uste ortega will be at the center as blocker and more height.

then si pineda mahina pa sa digging department i’m always watching uaap so that i know that but in serving she’s one of the best. i remember tuloy si jill gustillo

i want to make a prediction for tomorrow’s games.ust will win against adamson and ateneo will be their first stunning victory against la salle in 3 str8 sets.not impossible!

bakit ba pinagbabawal ang camera sa uaap sa crowd. . . kng ang dahilan nila ay may nagrereklamo dahil sa flash, wag na lang lagyan ng flash ang mga camera. . . dahil kng ipinagbabawal dpat sa lahat pati sa media dahil may flash din ang camera nila. . . nakakapanuod nga ako ng international games pwedeng kumuha ng pictures eh international players pa yun. . . sa mga concerts na international singers din pwede kumuha ng pictures, bkit sa uaap sa arena di pwede. . . nagtatanong lang po. . . pls. answer