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UP Lady Maroons capture historic volleyball crown

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:25 PM

The Lady Maroons turn back the FEU Lady Tamaraws to bag their first volleyball championship in over three decades

CHAMPIONS. The UP Lady Maroons celebrate after disposing of the FEU Lady Tamaraws in a Game 2 finals thriller in the Premier Volleyball League.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lady Maroons shock Tams, near PVL crown

Sep 09, 2018 - 10:11 PM

UP standouts Isa Molde, Marian Buitre and Roselyn Rosier team up to turn the game around

HIT UP. Arielle Estrañero of the Lady Maroons challenges the defense of the Lady Tams pair of Heather Anne Guino-o and Celine Domingo. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tigresses pounce on Lady Falcons’ endgame miscues

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:17 PM

UST pulls off a thrilling win over Adamson to zero in on third place honors in the Premier Volleyball League

TIGHT MATCH. Adamson's Eli Soyud pierces through the UST defensive wall of Carla Sandoval and Christine Francisco in Game 1 of their tight duel for third place. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Lady Maroons, Tams seal PVL title clash

Sep 02, 2018 - 9:29 PM

UP and FEU stun the top two seeds to advance to the Premier Volleyball League championship series

BIG GAME. UP star Isa Molde (center) comes up big as the Lady Maroons shock the top-ranked Adamson Lady Falcons. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Lady Falcons, Tams force PVL sudden-death semis

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Adamson regains its deadly form as FEU pulls off a comeback win in the Premier Volleyball League semifinals

DOMINANT. The Adamson Lady Falcons prove yet again why they're the top seed. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Lady Maroons shock Falcons, near PVL finals

Aug 29, 2018 - 8:30 PM

UP and UST are just a win away from arranging a title showdown in the Premier Volleyball League

UPSET. UP stuns erstwhile unbeaten Adamson in Game 1 of the PVL semifinals. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

PVL: Adamson completes sweep, UP takes last semis seat

Aug 26, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The Lady Falcons and the the Lady Maroons arrange a best-of-three semifinal duel in the Premier Volleyball League

PERFECT. The Adamson Lady Falcons celebrate their 7-0 sweep of the eliminations. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Weary Lady Falcons foil Red Spikers, near sweep

Aug 19, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Adamson stretches its unbeaten run to 6 games in the Premier Volleyball League

ATTACK. Adamson's Bernadette Flora fires one over San Beda's Jiezela Viray. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Adamson, FEU book PVL semis berths

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The Lady Falcons and the Lady Tamaraws recover from wobbly starts to advance to the next round

PERFECT RUN. Adamson stretches its unbeaten run to five games after turning back an Eya Laure-less UST side. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Lady Maroons foil Blazers, bolster semis drive

Aug 15, 2018 - 8:08 PM

Ranged against their former coach, the UP Lady Maroons show composure down the stretch

CLUTCH. Isa Molde fires 18 points to power the UP Lady Maroons. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson, FEU secure PVL semis playoff

Aug 12, 2018 - 8:02 PM

The Lady Falcons and the Lady Tamaraws stay within striking distance of the top spot

BLOCKED. FEU'€™s Virginia Villareal foils the attack of Perpetual Help's Kate Llorente. Photo from PVL

UST books PVL semis ticket

Aug 11, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The Tigresses stretch their perfect run to five in the Premier Volleyball League

UNBEATEN. The UST Tigresses triumph in straight sets even with Eya Laure (right) playing limited minutes. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Lady Maroons back in hunt, trip Stags

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:38 PM

UP pounces on a sloppy San Sebastian side to climb to 2-1 in the Premier Volleyball League

EASY WIN. San Sebastian’s Jewelle Bermillo keeps the ball in play, but in the end, UP pulls off a convincing win. Photo rom PVL

UST chalks up 4th straight PVL win

Aug 05, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The UST Tigresses trounce the UP Lady Maroons to stay unbeaten in the Premier Volleyball League

POWER HIT. UST’s Christine Francisco hammers in a spike against UP’s Jessma Ramos and Mary Bautista. Photo from PVL

Benilde, Perpetual snap winless PVL skids

Aug 02, 2018 - 7:59 PM

The Lady Blazers notch their first win in 3 outings as the Lady Altas also arrest a 3-game slide

BREAKTHROUGH. St. Benilde turns back San Beda in 4 sets to clinch their first victory. Photo by MiX Gatpandan/Rappler

Tigresses roll to 3rd straight PVL victory

Jul 29, 2018 - 7:04 PM

UST clips San Beda in straight sets to match Far Eastern University's hot start in the Collegiate Conference

HOT START. The UST Tigresses hack out another straight-set romp. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Lady Falcons pull off 'ugly win' vs Blazers

Jul 29, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Adamson outlasts St. Benilde in scrambling win to clinch its second straight victory in the Premier Volleyball League

DEFENSIVE STAND. Bernadette Flora, Lea Ann Perez and Eli Soyud put up a solid Adamson front against a hard-fighting St. Benilde side. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Tigresses, Lady Tams grab share of PVL lead

Jul 25, 2018 - 6:32 PM

Celine Domingo powers the Lady Tamaraws to their second straight triumph as the Tigresses lean on rookie Eya Laure in the Premier Volleyball League

HIT. FEU's Jeanette Villareal gets one past the San Beda defense of Satrriani Espiritu and Lynne Matias Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Lady Tams repulse erratic Blazers

Jul 22, 2018 - 7:22 PM

FEU comes out steadier in the 5th frame to slip past Benilde and claim a share of the early lead in the Premier Volleyball League

POWER HIT. St. Benilde’s Arianne Daguil defies the FEU defense put up by Angelica Cayuna (left) and Virginia Villareal. Photo from PVL

PVL title romp: Alyssa Valdez cherishes familiar feeling

Jul 11, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The Creamline superstar bags another championship with Jia Morado and coach Tai Bundit

PARTNERS. Alyssa Valdez hams it up with PVL Finals Most Valuable Player Jia Morado. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline nears first PVL crown

Jul 08, 2018 - 8:15 PM

Alyssa Valdez and Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin power the Cool Smashers past the PayMaya High Flyers

GETTING CLOSER. Alyssa Valdez and the Creamline Cool Smashers inch closer to their first franchise championship. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

Lady Warriors repel Perlas Spikers, close in on third

Jul 08, 2018 - 5:37 PM

Pocari-Air Force pulls off the win even minus injured star Myla Pablo

REBOUND. Maddie Palmer (right) and dethroned champion Pocari-Air Force hope to salvage their campaign with a 3rd-place finish. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

PayMaya pulls off comeback to reach PVL finals

Jul 06, 2018 - 7:39 PM

The High Flyers rally past the Perlas Spikers to arrange a championship showdown against the Creamline Cool Smashers

TURNAROUND. PayMaya’s Shelby Solivan and Jerilee Malabanan celebrate a hit against BanKo Perlas in their comeback win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Hard-luck Lady Warriors fall minus Pablo

Jul 06, 2018 - 6:09 PM

The team star gets injured as Pocari Sweat-Air Force absorbs a sorry setback in the winner-take-all semis

DEPLETED. Pocari's Arielle Love was left to carry the load against Creamline. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Cool Smashers nail first PVL title berth

Jul 06, 2018 - 4:43 PM

Creamline pulls off an easy win against a Pocari side that lost team captain Myla Pablo to injury

MOTIVATED. A fired up Alyssa Valdez (right) leaps for a kill over Pocari's Madeline Palmer. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline rebounds to force deciding Game 3

Jul 04, 2018 - 10:12 PM

Another PVL semifinal pairing heads into a winner-take-all as the Cool Smashers down Pocari Sweat

HIT. Creamline's Risa Sato (center) celebrates with teammates Alyssa Valdez and Michele Gumabao after scoring against Pocari Sweat. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

High Flyers stop Perlas Spikers, force PVL do-or-die semis

Jul 04, 2018 - 5:37 PM

PayMaya squanders a two-set lead but pulls through in the deciding 5th set versus BanKo Perlas

POWER HITTERS. PayMaya stars Grethcel Soltones (left) and Tess Rountree secure the victory for the High Flyers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pocari-Air Force shocks Creamline to inch closer to PVL Finals berth

Jul 01, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The No. 4 Lady Warriors pull off a surprising sweep of the top seed Cool Smashers

ON THE BRINK. Pocari-Air Force is a win away from returning the finals following its sweep of Creamline. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


BaliPure ends PVL journey with Tacloban sweep

Jun 27, 2018 - 9:24 PM

The Water Defenders snap a 3-game skid to bow out on a high note

ATTACK. BaliPure's Alexis Mathews hammers in a kill past Tacloban's Anne Esguerra. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Perlas Spikers sweep PVL quarters, nail semis berth

Jun 27, 2018 - 6:57 PM

BanKo Perlas secures the number 3 spot to arrange a semifinal duel versus PayMaya

IN CONTROL. BanKo Perlas import Jutarat Montripila soars for a kill against the Petrogazz duo of Stephanie Mercado and Cherry Nunag. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

BanKo Perlas nears PVL semis berth

Jun 20, 2018 - 10:05 PM

The Perlas Spikers eliminate the Iriga-Navy Lady Dragons

CHALLENGE. Thai import Jutarat Montripila and BanKo-Perlas survive Iriga-Navy’s gutsy stand. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Lady Warriors boost PVL semis drive

Jun 20, 2018 - 8:46 PM

The defending champions slip past BaliPure-National University in a 5-set thriller

EXPERIENCE. Myla Pablo (right) and the Pocari-Air Force Lady Warriors lean on their game smarts to nip the Water Defenders. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Bright shines for Perlas, Ubben-Whyte duo tows Oragons in PVL quarters

Jun 16, 2018 - 5:40 PM

(UPDATED) Banko Perlas pins a first quarterfinal loss on Pocari, while Iriga-Navy halts a two-game skid

Alyssa Valdez, PVL national team players await go signal to play for rival PSL

Jun 13, 2018 - 8:45 PM

The Philippine national women's volleyball team plans to see action in the PSL invitational conference to prepare for the 2018 Asian Games

PHENOM. Alyssa Valdez is one of the PVL players named to the 20-woman national team pool. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pocari bolsters PVL semis bid, PetroGazz stays in the hunt

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:28 PM

The Lady Warriors remain unbeaten in the quarterfinals as the Angels nail their first win

BanKoPerlas, BaliPure win PVL quarters opener

Jun 09, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The Perlas Spikers and Water Defenders post contrasting wins at the start of the single-round phase

Long break bodes well for injured Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado

Jun 07, 2018 - 4:39 PM

The Creamline stars get to rest their injuries before the Cool Smashers plunge into PVL semis action next month

RECHARGE. Injured stars Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado get  a much needed break. File photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

High Flyers escape Water Defenders' threat in 5-set thriller

Jun 06, 2018 - 10:25 PM

PayMaya puts lock on second spot to join the Creamline Cool Smashers as outright semi-finalists

OUTRIGHT SEMIS. PayMaya gets a longer break after jumping straight to the semi-finals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline wins, but loses Jia Morado

Jun 06, 2018 - 7:54 PM

Jema Galanza shines but the Cool Smashers get unlucky with the indefinite loss of their starting setter

HIGH FLYER. Creamline’s Nikolina Arceric (left) goes for a kill against Hezzymie Acuna and Macy Ubben of Iriga-Navy

Perlas primes up for PVL quarters, subdues Iriga

Jun 03, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Tacloban also bolsters its bid after upsetting defending champion Pocari-Air Force

MOMENTUM. BanKo-Perlas hopes to sustain its winning run in the next round.

Creamline, PayMaya book outright PVL semis slots

Jun 02, 2018 - 8:15 PM

The Cool Smashers and the High Flyers put a lock on the top two berths after disposing of separate opponents

NEXT ROUND. PayMaya holds a superior quotient to secure its spot in the next round. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Surging Angels foil Lady Warriors, bolster PVL bid

May 30, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Ukrainian imports Olena Lymareva-Flink and Anastasia Trach fuel PetroGazz's late surge

HOT RUN. PetroGazz stretches its winning streak to 3 to stay in the running for a quarterfinal berth. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Hometown hero Alyssa Valdez stars as Cool Smashers gain PVL quarters

May 27, 2018 - 6:43 PM

The volleyball celebrity unloads 22 points as Creamline repels Tacloban in a Batangas road game

SMASHING. Local favorite Alyssa Valdez sneaks in a hit against Kyle Negrito and Sasiwimon Sangpan Sangpan of Tacloban during their PVL Reinforced Conference duel in Batangas.

Young BaliPure repels Perlas, extends streak to grab share of PVL lead

May 23, 2018 - 7:39 PM

High school standout Princess Robles delivers as BaliPure turns back BanKo-Perlas in 4 sets

ON A ROLL. Princess Robles rolls over as teammates Joyme Cagande and Alexis Matthew try to keep the ball in play a recent win as BaliPure extends its winning streak to 3 games.

Alyssa Valdez impresses in Batangas hometown as Creamline wins

May 20, 2018 - 8:09 PM

The Cool Smashers ground Pocari-Air Force to regain a share of the lead in the the Premier Volleyball League

PHENOM. Alyssa Valdez didn't disappoint her wildly cheering Batangas fans. Rappler file photo

Solid Johnson debut powers BaliPure past Petro Gazz

May 16, 2018 - 7:32 PM

The Water Defenders pick up their first triumph as the Angels stay winless in 3 matches

QUICK HIT. PetroGazz import Kadi Kullerkann (left) defies the BaliPure defense of Ivy Lacsina and Michela Belen in their PVL match. Photo from PVL

Lady Warriors rebound, stop Perlas Spikers

May 13, 2018 - 5:39 PM

Pocari imports Maddie Palmer and Arnelie Love punch in improved numbers as local ace Myla Pablo also delivers

SPLIT. Pocari-Air Force splits its assignments in the league’s first out-of-town sortie for a 1-1 card. File photo/Rappler

WATCH: Jema Galanza electrifies off court as power outage hits PVL game

May 12, 2018 - 9:13 PM

The former Adamson Lady Falcon drops some swag dance moves during a blackout midway through the game

SECRET TALENT. Jema Galanza shows her 'other side' on the court. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Iriga-Navy repels BaliPure, Tacloban rebounds

May 09, 2018 - 7:13 PM

Import Macy Ubben powers the Lady Oragons past the rookie-laden Water Defenders

HIT. Navy-Iriga’s Angela Kim scores against BaliPure import Alexis Matthews as teammate Lauren White and Joyme Cagande of the Water Defenders look on during their PVL clash. Photo from PVL

College rivals Valdez, Gumabao find success together in Creamline

May 07, 2018 - 6:04 PM

The former Lady Eagle fires 14 points while the former Lady Spiker chips in 9 points in the Cool Smashers sweep of the Petro Gazz Angels in the PVL

FOES TURNED PARTNERS. College rivals Alyssa Valdez and Michele Gumabao join forces in Creamline Cool Smashers. File photos by Josh Albelda