Posts Tagged ‘Benj Zabat’

Delightful Deductions #2: First round hullabaloos

Posted in Reflections, UAAP Season 73, UAAP Volleyball

Good day everyone! It’s the start of the 2nd round today. We know you guys are all excited, some are quite affected because of the recent happenings in the controversy, but it’s all water under the bridge now and it’s time to get the action going starting later!

For sure, the games later will be exciting since both UP vs NU and ADMU vs UST were five-setters in the first round. Let’s see if there will be reversals of wins or if the winning team will sweep the other. Good Luck to both teams indeed! :)

Today, we’ll pretty much sum up the 1st round as to how you’d like it with a special guest in UST legendary player and TV commentator Mozzy Ravena. So enjoy our analyses and feel free to comment below! Hopefully, she’ll become a regular here in SpikeItHard and that she will continue to entertain us. :)

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“Know Your History” Trivia Game #1

Posted in Contests, Shakey's V-League, V-League Season 3

“Know Your History” Trivia Game #1

Welcome guys to our new part of the site called “Know Your History” Trivia Game. This game MIGHT be only during the duration of the Shakey’s V-League tournament. But we’re thinking of extending it also to the other tournaments. The contest will involve pictures and the contestant just has to answer the question/s. The major prize will only have one winner. But in the event that two or more will win the major prize, it will be in a raffle system, with the first pick bagging the major prize and the second pick bagging the consolation prize!

Prizes include:

- Major Prize – V-League Bundle at Shakey’s Pizza Restaurant with barkada
- Consolation Prize – Ringside ticket or 300 peso load

Anyway, here’s our first item for this conference of the Shakey’s V-League:

(Photo taken during ADMU vs DLSU game a few Seasons back)

MAJOR PRIZE QUESTION: List the Full Line-Up of Ateneo and La Salle in Season 3

CONSOLATION PRIZE QUESTION: Who won this game and the POG?

For answers, you can either put it in the comment box below or e-mail:

sihkyh@yahoo.com

Next Week: UST Tigresses Legends

Good Luck, Enjoy and Have Fun Guys!

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Twisted Thoughts #1: Pilot

Posted in Reflections, Shakey's V-League, V-League Season 7

TWISTED THOUGHTS #1: Pilot
By: Jannie Gavile, Benj Zabat and Bea Samson

Hello everyone! We’re back! Yes, it’s Jannie Gavile and Benj Zabat! We’re bringing you a new corner called Twisted Thoughts which will be our name for the rest of the year.

If you guys are wondering what this article is is all about, well, we have a new group name now because we have a new member in Bea Samson! She is a Physics major in University of the Philippines. She is also a diehard volleyball fan of different teams. You guys welcome her!

Now, with UST not joining, 2 promising teams will suit up for the first time: the NU Lady Bulldogs and the UPHDS Lady Altas. With the addition of these squads, the V-League will still be a tight race among the 8 the eight teams. The league’s mainstays are the Adamson Lady Falcons, Ateneo Lady Eagles, College of St. Benilde Lady Blazers, FEU Lady Tamaraws, Lyceum Lady Pirates, and the San Sebastian Lady Stags.

So, this coming conference, which teams will be your bets? Hmm. Can’t decide?

Here’s a very good team by team analysis. Then maybe after, you can already pick your Final Four with our help. Enjoy!

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The Green Corner #12: Gearing Up

Posted in Reflections, Shakey's V-League, V-League Season 7

Summer Heat is on! Shakey’s V-League unwraps today at the Arena with ten teams joining.

It’s been almost a month since UAAP ended, and here we are, back again at the helm to give our readers a preview of what would be the V-League like this coming conference.

It’s sad that La Salle didn’t join this conference but it’s okay since there are a lot of teams who are really as strong as well. There are three provincial teams who surely beefed up their rosters, one in fact, even hired a Thai guest player. Aside from that, they are getting a lot of guest players here in Manila. I actually think that this V-League, though short, will be as exciting, or maybe even more than the past conferences.

Likewise, looking at the line-ups of teams, this ones bound to be a competitive league. I see at least 5 teams contending for the crown namely UST, Ateneo, Lyceum, Adamson and San Sebastian. I have yet to see the other teams play too so I’m not sure.

Let’s enjoy this summer conference and as much as possible support Philippine Volleyball!

The Games this coming Sunday for the Shakey’s V-League Season 7, 1st Conference are as follows:

Sunday, April 11, 2010
venue: San Juan Arena

1 PM: Opening Ceremonies
2 PM: ADMU vs CSB
4 PM: FEU vs UST

Here are our predictions for the coming games and the list of our predictions…

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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 #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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The Green Corner #5: Contrapellos and All That Jazz

Posted in Reflections, UAAP Season 72, UAAP Volleyball

This coming Saturday is probably the best day in UAAP Sesaon 72. It will most likely showcase the four teams that will meet in the Final Four. So for those four timers, you guys are lucky if ever you’ll watch it live or on tv, because you are bound to have one crazy day of volleyball. For sure the coming weekend will not only feature great match-ups but the duration of the games might just be very long that Batman Series and Oprah Winfrey might not be able to catch up anymore with their program in Studio 23. Hehe. Kidding aside, the upcoming weekend is spectacular. I just don’t get why they have to put the more exciting games on a Saturday. For sure the games tomorrow will be very exciting.

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

Saturday, January 23, 2010
venue: San Juan Arena

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

Sunday, January 24, 2010
venue: San Juan Arena

2 PM: FEU vs NU
4 PM: UE vs UP

Forgive me guys for we have to finish this article by 12 AM so we’re kind of in a hurry. Hahaha. Anyway, here are our predictions for the coming weekend games.

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