UAAP Volleyball

Delightful Deductions #1: UAAP Season 73 Primer

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The UAAP season 73 cannot come fast enough. Imagine, it has been a year (or at least a couple) of months since the last season ended. Many things have happened since…from the transfer of some players to some players who would not play anymore or would skip their playing year due to some reason which makes this season a whole lot more interesting. Recruitment wars have been up and some teams showed what they can do during the pre-season tournaments. With this, we will present to you our analyses and predictions of the upcoming season. With this we present to you SpikeItHard’s UAAP Season 73 Primer! 😀

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New Poll: ADMU vs. UST (UAAP 73 Women’s Volleyball), who do you think will win?

Posted in UAAP Season 73, UAAP Volleyball

The defending champions UST Lady Spikers will start off UAAP 73 against last year’s third placer Ateneo Lady Eagles. Both these team must be preparing and training hard now since UAAP 73 Volleyball will officially kick off this November 27 (Saturday) at The Arena, San Juan. The Ateneo Women’s Volleyball team is currently training in Thailand. This match will be televised (I believe) over at Studio 23 at 4pm right after the opening program.

So which team do you think will win the ADMU vs. UST match? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below and answering the poll question (found a the right sidebar of this page).

To get a copy of the UAAP 73 Volleyball Game Schedule, go over at the Spikeithard Downloads section.

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UAAP 73 Volleyball Game Schedule (Elimination Round 1)

Posted in UAAP Season 73, UAAP Volleyball

Just one more month to go! Catch the UAAP Season 73 Volleyball Opening live on Studio 23 on November 27 (Saturday). A Volleyball Primer will be shown at 12 noon. Then the opening proper hosted by De La Salle University will begin by 1pm. The 4pm match which will be covered by Studio 23 live will be between defending champs University of Santo Tomas against last year’s 3rd placer Ateneo de Manila University in the Women’s Division. Let’s Get it On!

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Get your UAAP Twibbons!

Posted in Other News, Others, UAAP Season 73

If you twitter and facebook a lot and you’re a die-hard fan of your school, then get your UAAP Twibbons now! A Twibbon is basically “like a bumper plate sticker for your avatar” which you can use to promote a cause or something. Or in this case, show how much you love your school.

Twibbon - Adamson University Twitter Twibbon - Ateneo de Manila University Twitter
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Twibbon - De La Salle University Twitter Twibbon - Far Eastern University Twitter
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Twibbon - National University Twitter Twibbon - University of the East Twitter
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Twibbon - University of the Philippines Twitter Twibbon - University of Santo Tomas Twitter
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The Green Corner #11: Green or Yellow?

Posted in Reflections, UAAP Season 72, UAAP Volleyball

The Finals has been exciting in a way that we can see a lot of rallies. Especially in the Men’s. Those three sets were fun. I mean, if you would look at it, after the game, it’s as if you actually witnessed a five-setter game because of how both teams played. The women’s game kind of bored me. UST just really showed dominance over La Salle in Game 1 especially in the third set. Was hoping for a closer game, but then since I predicted a UST win last time in 3 to 4 sets, I should not have expected. Haha. Silly me.

I heard tomorrow will be a reunion of some sorts for the UST alumni/alumnae athletes not just in volleyball but also in basketball, swimming, etc. I guess the community in Espana is just so psyched up to win the games tomorrow. I just love how the supporters of UST come out to support their teams. It’s as if the school spirit in this schools is very much alive and that they really inspire and encourage their athletes to do their best.

I hope the La Salle crowd won’t be outnumbered much though tomorrow. After all, they are still the defending champions. I’m sure a lot of LaSallians out there will support the girls to force a decider on Wednesday. Gang Green will be supporting the team tomorrow so I’m expecting a non-stop cheering.

Prepare for some wild but fun action tomorrow. I’m sure the game tomorrow will be celebrity-studded or at least in sports. Have fun guys! 🙂

I’m sorry if I can’t make predictions today because of some problems. But I’ll make it up in our next article. Our next article will feature what we think of the awardees and if there will be a Game 3, we will be making predictions once more. If not, we will making our farewell to UST and DLSU. That’s all for now.

The Finals Game 2 this coming Saturday for the UAAP 72 Women’s Volleyball are as follows:

Saturday, February 27, 2010
venue: San Juan Arena

2 PM: FEU vs UST (Men’s)
4 PM: UST vs DLSU (Women’s)

Here are our predictions for the coming Finals Game 2 games and the list of awardees…

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The Green Corner #10: The Climax

Posted in Reflections, UAAP Season 72, UAAP Volleyball

It was just three months ago when everyone actually was itching to be in the Final Four. Here we are again. In the Finals. Now everyone’s itching to go back to Day One to reminisce the great volleyball games that has happened this year. I, for one, can’t even move on and believe that it’s already in the Finals. I mean, come on, it’s really early. I still want more games! Haha.

For the first time in years, La Salle and UST will actually make it to the UAAP Finals. I can still remember 4 years back when La Salle and UST would face off in the V-League Finals perennially with Michelle Carolino playing for La Salle and Roxanne Pimentel for UST. Man, those games were ecstatic. It’s as if volleyball is in the same level already as basketball that time with the many fans watching the games. This year, I’m sure it will be as exciting as the basketball games. If you remember months back, in basketball, La Salle and UST had very exciting games against each other. You’d be surprised that Araneta had so many spectators that time despite UST being 4th and La Salle being only 6th. I am expecting more LaSallians and Thomasians to watch the game later. I hope students from both schools can egg on their teams to win the championship. Of course, nothing beats school pride. It’s what makes college wars really exciting I guess.

The Games this coming Wednesday for the UAAP 72 Women’s Volleyball 2nd Round are as follows:

Sunday, February 24, 2010
venue: San Juan Arena

2 PM: UST vs FEU (Men’s)
4 PM: DLSU vs UST (Women’s)

Here are our farewell messages to Adamson and Ateneo and our predictions for the coming Finals Game 1 games…

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The Green Corner #9: Fast Heart Rates and Quadruple Excitements

Posted in Reflections, UAAP Season 72, UAAP Volleyball

Whew! I can’t believe we’re already in the Final Four. It’s fast. It was not so long ago that the UAAP opened and I was there to actually witness the first two games. And now, here we are. Final Four. Damn. I just can’t imagine how The Arena will be filled later with fans of La Salle, Ateneo, UST and Adamson. Last Sunday was a blast. Expect more today when the additional fans of Ateneo and Adamson will come of course. We’re down to last four teams. Last four who rose to the occasion. Last four who stood out and became mighty throughout the season. Meet your Final Four this year:

DLSU (13-1)

UST (12-2)

ADMU (10-4)

ADU (9-5)

Again, Congratulations to the four and may you bring us exciting and quality games from hereon. To all the fans out there, hoping you will likewise have fun and enjoy the Final Four games. Let us not also forget that the Men’s Volleyball tournament will also have their Final Four later on with FEU (2) going up against Ateneo (3) at 9 AM and UST (1) going up against UP (4). Good luck to the 8 teams! Wish You All The Best and God Bless!

The Final Four Games this coming weekend for the UAAP 72 Women’s Volleyball 2nd Round are as follows:

Saturday, February 20, 2010
venue: San Juan Arena

2 PM: DLSU vs AdU
4 PM: UST vs ADMU

Here are our predictions for the coming Final Four weekend games…

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The Green Corner #8: Farewells and Last Hurrahs

Posted in Reflections, UAAP Season 72, UAAP Volleyball

It’s going to be the last weekend in the elimination and last games also for certain players. As the season comes to an end, it’s time to evaluate performances of different teams. The games of the past are usually games which might just define a team’s season. But the last game of a team is usually the game that will describe what might be, what could have been and what might have been. Improvements and other misfortunes have been in this season. Despite that, excitement still rose to the occasion and here we are. Only weeks away in determining which team will be hailed as champions. To the Final Four team, La Salle, Ateneo, UST and Adamson, congratulations. To those who failed to make it, I’m sure we will watch out for you next season.

We decided to make our Elimination Ender with a blast. And thus, we will post our game predictions and our farewells to non-Final Four teams. Watch out for the upcoming articles as we will be doing also the Men’s.

The Games this coming weekend for the UAAP 72 Women’s Volleyball 2nd Round are as follows:

Saturday, February 13, 2010
venue: San Juan Arena

2 PM: FEU vs UP
4 PM: ADMU vs AdU

Sunday, February 14, 2010
venue: San Juan Arena

2 PM: NU vs UE
4 PM: DLSU vs UST

Here are our farewell messages to non-final four teams and our predictions for the coming weekend games…

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The Green Corner #7: Urgency

Posted in Reflections, UAAP Season 72, UAAP Volleyball

It’s time to press the panic button, at least for some teams. Among all teams, UE, UP and NU are teams who are looking ahead of things, at least for recruitment and development for next season. They are there to spoil things around. Needless to say, they will try to challenge and win over teams who are aspiring to be on top or to achieve something. Oh believe me, UAAP’s crazy. Anything in the UAAP is crazy. Anything can happen. They may be in the cellar, but they can pull teams down, and pull teams up.

The remaining games are very exciting. Even the main game tomorrow is as exciting since we all know Adamson has a hard time against blocking teams. UP is one of the best blocking teams and thus, making the game tomorrow crucial but exciting. On Sunday of course, it will be the volleyball rivalry featuring UST and FEU. Who will prevail? Let’s see.

The Games this coming weekend for the UAAP 72 Women’s Volleyball 2nd Round are as follows:

Saturday, February 6, 2010
venue: San Juan Arena

2 PM: UE vs ADMU
4 PM: AdU vs UP

Sunday, February 7, 2010
venue: San Juan Arena

2 PM: NU vs DLSU
4 PM: UST vs FEU

Here are our predictions for the coming weekend games…

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The Green Corner #6: Momentum

Posted in Reflections, UAAP Season 72, UAAP Volleyball

After a very colorful and what seemed like an exhausting week, we finally have games which will be not that easy but far off from the lever. At least, we’ll get some kind of rest from the more exhausting but exciting watch kind of games. Especially this coming Saturday, it is somewhat a preview already of the Final Four as UST-Adamson and Ateneo-La Salle kick it off at The Arena, in one day, at the same venue. I can’t imagine how The Arena will be packed come Saturday knowing that the top four teams will face off against each other.

The Games this coming Wednesday for the UAAP 72 Women’s Volleyball 2nd Round are as follows:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010
venue: San Juan Arena

2PM: UP vs ADMU
4PM: UST vs NU

Here are our game predictions….

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