UAAP Volleyball

Jirah Llaneta to make her BIG DECISION soon

Posted in NCAA Volleyball, Notable Players, UAAP Volleyball, Volleyball News

In volleyball’s recruiting wars, one player stood out among all high school players. This is none other than Jirah Llaneta of Perpetual Help – Molino. A 5’7 1/2 outside hitter, she has amazed UAAP and NCAA coaches with her hang time and leaping ability as well as her ability to score both using power and smart attacks and through very sharp service aces.

In the recently concluded STCAA (Southern Tagalog Calabarzon Athletic Association), among all coaches who talked to her, FEU and UST are the most aggressive, with the coaches promising her a first six slot in the team next season. The coaches of  ADU and NU are also constantly talking to her. She has likewise trained with both the UAAP Season 74 finalists DLSU and ADMU and has impressed both coaches.

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UAAP 74 opening ceremony video highlights

Posted in UAAP Volleyball

Ateneo de Manila is the designated host for this year’s 74th Season of the UAAP. For the first time, the UAAP thought of doing an Olympic-style ceremony during its opening last Saturday (July 9, 2011) at the Marikina Sports Park. Olsen Racela did the honors of lighting the cauldron to signal the start of UAAP 74. Despite the heavy rain, the athletes from all 15 sports disciplines from the different universities paraded around the track oval.

If you missed this, then here are some video highlights from the Olympic-style UAAP Season 74 Opening Ceremony I found on YouTube:

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UAAP 73 Volleyball Finals: Mens – FEU vs. UST, Womens – DLSU vs. UST

Posted in UAAP Season 73, UAAP Volleyball

UAAP 73 Volleyball Finals

  • Game 1 – February 23, 2011 (Wednesday)
    1:00PM – Men’s: UST vs. FEU
    3:00PM – Women’s: UST vs. DLSU
  • Game 2 – February 26, 2011 (Saturday)
    1:00PM – Men’s: UST vs. FEU
    3:00PM – Women’s: UST vs. DLSU

It’s all set!! In the Men’s Division, it’s going to be a battle between the hard-hitting FEU Tamaraws and defending champs University of Santo Tomas. In the Women’s Division, the Lady Tigresses will meet the Lady Archers once more.

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UAAP 73 Volleyball Semi-Finals game results

Posted in UAAP Season 73, UAAP Volleyball

Men’s Division:

Semis 2 vs. 3. February 16, 2011 (Wednesday). Far Eastern University defeated University of the Philippines in 3 sets: 25-16, 25-22, 25-20. Best Scorers were (#3) Nestor Molate of FEU with a total of 14 won points and (#9) Mark Justin Sagad of UP with 8 points. Game duration: 1hour 14mins.

Semis 1 vs. 4. February 19, 2011 (Saturday). University of Santo Tomas defeated De La Salle University in 5 sets: 23-25, 20-25, 25-16, 25-16, 15-8. Best Scorers were (#10) John Paul Torres of UST with a total of 24 won points and (#1) Chris Macasaet of DLSU with 14 points. Game duration: 1hour 57mins.

Women’s division:

Semis 2 vs. 3. February 16, 2011 (Wednesday). University of Santo Tomas defeated Adamson University in 4 sets: 25-23, 25-18, 17-25, 25-21. Best Scorers were (#8) Aiza Maizo of UST with a total of 20 won points and (#8) Angela Benting of ADU with 23 points. Game duration: 1hour 43mins.

Semis 1 vs. 4. February 19, 2011 (Saturday). De La Salle University defeated Ateneo de Manila University in 5 sets: 26-24, 21-25, 25-17, 26-28, 15-10. Best Scorers were (#4) Stephanie Mercado of DLSU with a total of 19 won points and (#6) Angeline Marie Gervacio of ADMU with 19 points. Game duration: 2hours 9mins.

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Watch UAAP 73 Volleyball semi finals live on Studio23

Posted in UAAP Season 73, UAAP Volleyball, Volleyball News

After 2 rounds of volleyball, we are now left with the top 4 teams to battle it out in the semi finals of the UAAP Season 73 Volleyball. The top 2 teams have a twice to beat advantage.

Watch the UAAP 73 Volleyball semi finals LIVE on Studio23 (yes, they will also televise the men’s semi finals games and not just the women’s).

  • February 16, 2011 (Wednesday)
    2pm: Men’s Divison – FEU vs. UP
    4pm: Women’s Division: UST vs. ADU
  • February 19, 2011 (Saturday)
    2pm: Men’s Division – UST vs. DLSU
    4pm: Women’s Division – DLSU vs. ADMU

Any game predictions?

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Did you miss watching the UST vs. UP match?

Posted in Others, Photos and Videos, UAAP Season 73, UAAP Volleyball

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.

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UAAP 73 Volleyball second round eliminations – game schedule

Posted in UAAP Season 73, UAAP Volleyball

It has been an exciting second round so far, don’t you think!! A lot of things have happened including the DLSU controversy which resulted to just 1 game forfeiture, and just recently, the greatest upset of the season UP Lady Spikers outclassing the UST Tigresses in 5 sets (26-24 in the 5th set!) – you missed this game? – Click here to watch. UP has finally played a game showcasing their true potential as a top contender after all. Here are the current team standings for the men’s and women’s divisions:

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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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Lady Archers in the brink of another game forfeiture controversy

Posted in UAAP Season 73, UAAP Volleyball, Viking Cup, Volleyball News

I had no plans of writing about this issue anytime soon at first but since Mr. Theo Jurado of Journal Online (who’s always first when it comes to volleyball news like this) has already published an article, and because the looming controversy has actually already spread like wildfire online, let me just share again what this fuss is all about.

Apparently, the unbeaten De La Salle Lady Archers in the ongoing UAAP 73 Women’s Volleyball is in the brink of forfeiting either some of their games or perhaps all of them due to a violation of a UAAP rule wherein current UAAP players are not allowed to play in any other league or tournament for the duration of the tournament. To sum up everything, here’s sir Theo’s article taken from website:

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Updated UAAP 73 Volleyball game schedule (as of 11/18/2010)

Posted in UAAP Season 73, UAAP Volleyball

Here’s the UAAP 73 Volleyball game schedule for the Elimination Round 1 (as of November 18, 2010), see below. You can get a copy over at the Spikeithard Download’s section.

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