Shakey’s V-League

Lyceum defeats La Salle to get third place, UST wins over San Sebastian

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My wife and I had a small vacation with some friends so I wasn’t able to watch the Shakey’s V-League semis match last Sunday. All data from this post were taken from the Shakey’s V-League Bulletin #19.

Shakey’s V-League Battle for Third Place:

Lyceum defeated La Salle in 3 sets: 25-19; 25-23; 25-19. Sanorseang Areerat (#12) and Manilla Santos (#14) provided most of the attacks for La Salle. As for the winning team Lyceum, it was the tandem of #9 Sherrilyn Carrillo and guest player #3 Josielyn Degorostiza. Areerat and Degorostiza were the game’s best scorers with total 14 won points out of 49 attempts and 19 out of 64 respectively.

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V-League semis: La Salle vs. UST knockout match

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Okay. I wasn’t able to watch it live this time. The La Salle vs UST semis match was televised the day after the game on June 30 at NBN Channel 4, 2pm. At least you get instant replays when watching the Shakey’s V-League on television. You also get to see the Mikasa and other sponsors flash their banners in your TV screen from time to time. The Growling Tigresses won the first set at 25-14.

If La Salle outclassed Ateneo during the last game, this time, it was UST who overpowered the Lady Archers. Although La Salle started strong during the beginning of the second set by leading at the 2-8 mark, UST caught up quickly with their nifty middle attack plays finished off by hard-hitting #12 Venus Bernal. At the end, La Salle committed 3 consecutive errors. UST took the second set at 25-21.

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La Salle overpowers the Lady Eagles, 3-0

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June 24, 2007. It was the second game of the day between the Ateneo Blue Eagles and La Salle Spikers. After watching the previous game where UST won against Lyceum, I decided to stay at The Arena in San Juan to witness more Shakey’s V-League volleyball action. The Green Team was heavily favored to win the match since they have been winning one game after another in the semis. As for the blue and white camp, after losing star player Kinchana Jindarat due to back injury, they acquired veteran Amy Guangco of La Salle to play for the Eagles.

La Salle started strong thanks to smart attacks made by #8 Carla Llaguno and hard-hitting guest player #12 Sanorseang Areerat. During the 5-5 mark, #8 Charo Soriano tripped on fellow teammate #8 Bea Chermaine Pascual of Ateneo. The game was momentarily stopped. Soriano continued on playing with a slightly sprained right ankle. The first set was a see-saw battle up until the 15-all mark. Then La Salle pulled away relying on a combination of well executed attacks from Areerat, crowd favorite #14 Manilla Santos, and middle blocker #10 Michelle Datuin. La Salle took on the first set at 25-19.

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V-League Semis match: UST vs Lyceum

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It was already the start of the second set between UST and Lyceum when I arrived at The Arena. As expected, the crowd had doubled as we’re now at the Semi Finals Round of the Shakey’s V-League. UST won the first set at 29-19.

All die-hard fans of Suzanne Roces who played for Adamson during the elimination round, were now cheering for the Lady Tigers. UST had acquired Roces to play for them as a guest player. Having 9 national players plus Roces should give UST a huge advantage. The Tigers won the second set at 25-18.

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Shakey’s V-League Players’ ranking by skills

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NOTE: For every game during the Elimination Round, stats were gathered and all players were ranked by skills. The following data were derived from the Shakey’s Bulletin no. 11 that was arranged by the organizers.

Best Scorers:

The no. 1 Best Scorer was Suzanne Roces of Adamson with a total of 176 kills (151 attacks, 15 blocks, 10 serves). The second best scorer was Jaroensri Bualee of San Sebastian with 174 (160, 9, 5). Third best scorer was Michelle Laborte of Ateneo with 156 (116, 34, 6).

Best Attackers:

The no.1 Best Attacker was Jaroensri Bualee of San Sebastian with 38.37% success rate. The second best attacker was Mary Jean Balse of UST with 37.40%. Third best attacker was Laurence Ann Latigay of San Sebastian with 35.55%.

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The Shakey’s V-League: Schedule of Games (Semis/Finals)

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The Elimination Round has ended and only 5 teams remain. The no.1 spot went to San Sebastian with a 6-1 record. Having the same 6-1 record but with a lower quotient, Lyceum was second. No.3 went to UST with 4-3. No. 4 to Ateneo with 3-4. And the last spot no. 5 went to De La Salle with 4-3. Too bad Adamson did not make it.

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Ateneo Lady Eagles make it to V-League Semis

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I wasn’t able to watch the match between Ateneo Lady Eagles and San Sebastian Lady Stags at The Arena, San Juan last Tuesday. Ateneo lost in 4 sets: 23-25; 25-16; 25-18; 33-31. But all the Lady Eagles needed was to win a set to reach the Shakey’s V-League Season 4 Semi-Finals because of the tournament’s quotient system. Kudos to the Blue Eagle Spikers for having secured the 4th semis slot. The fourth set must have been a thriller. Their next game will be on June 17, Sunday.

On the other match, the UST Growling Tigresses beat the Lady Tamaraws: 25-10; 26-24; 25-19. FEU has been eliminated. What has happened to them? They were one of the top teams in the UAAP during my time. UST claimed the third semis slot.

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Shakey’s V-League Season 4: Adamson vs Letran

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I wanted to watch the De La Salle vs Lyceum match but the game slots were swapped I supposed. When I arrived at The Arena, San Juan, it was already the start of the 1st set between Adamson and Letran. I got to witness another impressive performance by Lady Falcon star Suzanne Roces. I can’t help but notice how good-looking she really is. (If ever she develops long hair, then that’s the only time I’ll use strikingly beautiful to describe her).

The 1st set leveled at 15-15 at one point. Towards the end, Letran committed errors. The set ended with Adamson winning it 25-20. As usual, the last point belonged to Roces with a down the line open spike.

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Shakey’s V-League elimination round

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Here are the last few games before the Elimination Round ends:

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Heartbreaking Ateneo vs Adamson match

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It was the start of the 4th set when we arrived at The Arena in San Juan where the Shakey’s V-League Season 4 is being held. The Ateneo Women’s Volleyball team was leading 2 sets to 1 against Adamson. Momentum was on Ateneo’s side it seemed as they rallied to catch up with Adamson on the 4th set. The score was 18-17 with Adamson slowly losing their lead. I had to find a seat so I can continue watching.

Adding a bit of excitement and twist to its 4th season, the V-League had allowed teams to acquire 2 reinforcement players, or should we say, imports. Teams could either get former members of any school’s volleyball lineup or anyone outside of it. Ateneo’s reinforcement players were wing spiker #12 Kanchana Jindarat (assistant coach turned player from Thailand) and middle blocker #3 Michelle Laborte (proudly made in the Philippines). Adamson, on the otherhand, acquired alumna Jennifer Lopez (that’s really her name) and UE star #7 Suzanne Roces.

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