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UP wins 2018 PSL Collegiate Grand Slam Conference

Dec 20, 2018 - 6:19 PM

The UP Lady Maroons defeat UST to take home their second preseason crown in 2018

2ND CROWN. The UP Lady Maroons roll onto another crown to cap off their 2018 preseason. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

SuperLiga: UP, FEU avoid upset ax

Nov 10, 2018 - 7:17 PM

The Lady Maroons and the Lady Tamaraws overcome the tough challenge of two provincial teams in the Philippine SuperLiga Collegiate Grand Slam

TEAM EFFORT. The UP Lady Maroons lean on a balanced attack to score their second win. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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

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

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

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

UP Lady Maroons end Season 80 with win over UE

Apr 14, 2018 - 4:18 PM

(UPDATED) The Lady Maroons end their season with a 6-8 record, while the Lady Warriors finish at 2-12 in the UAAP Season 80 Women's Volleyball tournament

U.P. Lady Maroons upset Ateneo with a sweep

Apr 07, 2018 - 6:31 PM

(UPDATED) The Lady Maroons win the second edition of the Battle of Katipunan

STUNNER. UP Lady Maroons best the Ateneo Lady Eagles in the Battle of Katipunan. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons dedicate win to late alumni association president

Apr 04, 2018 - 8:19 PM

'Dati kung wala kaming sasakyan, kotse niya. Kung walang driver, siya nagda-drive. Hindi lang siya sponsor, she was like a mother to us, a sister, a friend. Tita Lourdes (Guerrero) was really everything to us,' says Estrañero.

MOTIVATED. The UP Lady Maroons clinch this victory in honor of their number one supporter Lourdes Guerrero. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons keep Final 4 hopes burning with win over NU

Apr 04, 2018 - 6:16 PM

(UPDATED) UP snaps its two-game losing skid

RECOVERY. The Lady Maroons win over NU allows UP and UST to stay in the Final 4 contention. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

FEU Lady Tamaraws rally back from slow start to take down UP

Mar 24, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The Lady Maroons fall to a two-game losing streak

BLOCKING. FEU excels in the blocking category in the UAAP. Photo by  Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST Golden Tigresses snap 5-game losing streak at UP's expense

Mar 17, 2018 - 5:03 PM

The University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses will be looking to rise from the ranks in their following games

DLSU Lady Spikers dominate UP for 3rd straight win

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The Lady Spikers are on a 3-game winning streak after the victory

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Okumu expects greater challenge in the second round: 'It was our day'

Mar 10, 2018 - 7:22 PM

With 6 more games in the second round, the Lady Maroons are here to play and win like everyone else

GAME CHANGER. Setter Rem Cailing makes a difference in UP's passing. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons secure 3rd win over Adamson

Mar 10, 2018 - 4:31 PM

The Lady Falcons skid down to a two-game losing streak

3RD WIN. The UP Lady Maroons pick up another victory in their campaign. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Lady Bulldogs finish 1st round on top with victory over UP

Mar 04, 2018 - 3:48 PM

This is the first time that the NU Lady Bulldogs are ending the first round with a solo first place finish

ON TOP. The National University Lady Bulldogs seal their spot on top of the standings. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons channel their inner Paul Desiderio in win over UST

Feb 28, 2018 - 6:47 PM

The Lady Maroons draw inspiration from Paul Desiderio as they head into their last first elimination round game

'ATIN ITO'. The UP Lady Maroons are finding their groove with the new system.Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons snap 4-game losing streak at the expense of UST

Feb 28, 2018 - 5:01 PM

The Lady Maroons have been losing in straight sets in their previous games since the opening game win vs UE

BREAKING FREE. The UP Lady Maroons break free of their 4-game losing streak. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU Lady Tamaraws break losing skid in straight sets over UP

Feb 17, 2018 - 6:07 PM

The FEU Lady Tamaraws finally secure a victory after losing two straight games

SWEEP. The FEU Lady Tamaraws earn their first sweep of the season. Photo by John Oranga/Rappler

Adamson Lady Falcons sweep UP Lady Maroons for second straight win

Feb 14, 2018 - 3:41 PM

Adamson is looking to build a winning streak after its previous victory over the Far Eastern University Tamaraws

SECOND WIN. The Adamson Lady Falcons are still flying high from their first win against FEU. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU Lady Spikers rally back in 3rd set to sweep UP Lady Maroons

Feb 10, 2018 - 6:39 PM

Michelle Cobb's 3 straight aces close out the match

SWEEP. The DLSU Lady Spikers make their first sweep of the season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Godfrey Okumu to instill 'passing philosophy' in Lady Maroons

Feb 04, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The UP Lady Maroons are expected to improve on passing and defense under their new head coach

PHILOSOPHY. Godfrey Okumu keeps reminding the Lady Maroons to keep passing and defending. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP escapes UE's threat in UAAP Season 80 volleyball opener

Feb 04, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The Lady Maroons open the season with a 5-set thriller

SURVIVAL. The UP Lady Maroons survive a 5-set opener vs the Lady Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PVL: UP Lady Maroons make quick work of CSB

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:40 PM

UP dominates the Lady Blazers in almost every aspect of the game.

ON TOP. Tots Carlos finishes with a game-high 14 points as UP improves to 2-1, tied with Group B teams Arellano and San Beda. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kathy Bersola set to graduate summa cum laude from UP

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Bersola will earn her Bachelor in Sports Science degree with the highest honors after maintaining an overall weighted average grade of 1 18

SUMMA CUM LAUDE. Kathy Bersola is graduating with the highest honors. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Graduating Lady Maroons leave behind a legacy of 'UPrising' and a braver team

Apr 14, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Kathy Bersola Nicole Tiamzon and Princess Gaiser helped see UP rise from cellar dwellers to Final Four contenders during their time on the court

Kathy Bersola, like libero Princess Gaiser, will continue her studies towards becoming a doctor. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU Lady Tamaraws clinch Final Four seat, eliminate UP

Apr 05, 2017 - 6:02 PM

FEU is guaranteed a spot in the Final Four while UP s Final Four dreams have ended

TAMARAW STAMPEDE. FEU ends the Lady Maroons' Final Four dreams while keeping their own alive. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST Tigresses sweep Lady Maroons to secure playoff spot for Final Four

Apr 02, 2017 - 5:46 PM

UP will now face FEU in a do or die match to enter the semifinals

GOLDEN MOMENT. The University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses have successfully seized at least a playoff for a Final Four spot. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons acquire Fil-Am setter Cynthia Escutin

Mar 30, 2017 - 3:08 PM

The Filipina American setter from Minnesota will take over as the Lady Maroons play maker next season

INCOMING SETTER. Cynthia Escutin, who suited up for Mounds View Senior High School and the Minnesota Volleyball Academy, will be taking up a degree in Sports Science at the UP Diliman campus. Photo from Escutin's Facebook account

Race to UAAP Final Four: Who will make it to the top?

Mar 28, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Rappler takes a look at the 4 remaining teams looking to punch in a Final Four appearance for Season 79

UP Lady Maroons bolster Final Four campaign with takedown of NU

Mar 26, 2017 - 5:43 PM

Both teams now have a 7 5 record as the Lady Bulldogs lose in the absence of their head coach

BIG WIN. The UP Lady Maroons strengthened their bid for the Final Four with a win over the NU Lady Bulldogs. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons make quick work of Adamson in bounce back victory

Mar 22, 2017 - 3:47 PM

The Lady Maroons rebound from losing 5 of their last 6 matches to keep Adamson winless on the season

BOUNCE BACK. The Lady Maroons had little trouble against the Lady Falcons. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The fight goes on for Estranero and the UP Lady Maroons

Mar 20, 2017 - 1:32 PM

As student athletes we learn from an early age how to manage our time Acads will never be a reason for low performance or bad performance during a game says team captain Arielle Estranero

STUDENT-ATHLETES. UP team captain Arielle Estranero says she and her teammates are coping with responsibilities both as students and as athletes as they push for a Final Four spot. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU Lady Spikers exact revenge on UP Lady Maroons in straight-set win

Mar 19, 2017 - 6:32 PM

The tables have turned in the second round

PAYBACK. The DLSU Lady Spikers get back at the UP Lady Maroons in the second round. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons end slump, defeat UE in 4 sets

Mar 15, 2017 - 4:05 PM

UP stops its 4 game losing skid in the UAAP women s volleyball tournament at UE s expense

SKID SNAPPED. UP turns back UE to get back on the winning track. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Meneses on Ateneo skipper Jia Morado: 'Some players are just born with it'

Mar 12, 2017 - 12:48 PM

What became the spark for Ateneo against UP was how team captain and setter Jia Morado in her own simple ways kept the fire burning throughout the match

BORN WITH IT. UP assistant coach Sherwin Meneses sees Ateneo setter Jia Morado as a natural talent. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo Lady Eagles deal struggling UP Lady Maroons 4th straight loss

Mar 11, 2017 - 5:44 PM

With the win the Lady Eagles continue to sit at the top of the standings with a 7 1 slate while the Lady Maroons further drop to 4 4

STILL ON TOP. The Ateneo Lady Eagles remain on top of the heap with another win over the UP Lady Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP libero Princess Gaiser bids early farewell to UAAP career after ACL injury

Mar 06, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Graduating player Princess Gaiser confirms she s played her last game in the UAAP due to a season ended injury

PREMATURE ENDING. Princess Gaiser expressed regret in ending her career 'without meeting my expectations as a player.' Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU Lady Bulldogs hold off Lady Maroons in 5-set thriller

Mar 05, 2017 - 7:08 PM

NU gets back on track sending UP to a third defeat

LADY BULLDOGS BARK. NU Lady Bulldogs pull off a victory as UP loses its libero Pia Gaiser in the opening minutes of the match. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Pia Cayetano to UP Lady Maroons: 'You shouldn’t be afraid of losing'

Feb 27, 2017 - 4:17 PM

The former Lady Maroon turned representative offers words of encouragement and advice after suffering their first loss of the season

MOVING ON. The UP Lady Maroons lost the first Battle of Katipunan of the season, but are reminded just how far they've come so far. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo Lady Eagles snap UP Lady Maroons' win streak in straight sets

Feb 26, 2017 - 5:39 PM

With the win the Lady Eagles now move to a 5 1 slate while the Lady Maroons suffer their first loss at 4 1

SNAPPED. Ateneo stops UP's win streak in straight sets. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons continue unbeaten run with win over UST

Feb 19, 2017 - 4:27 PM

The UP Lady Maroons are now 4 0 to start Season 79 after a hard fought win over the Golden Tigresses

MAROONED. UP's Diana Carlos fires a spike against the UST blockers. The Lady Maroons will get another chance to show just how serious they are as contenders when they face last season's runners-up the Ateneo Lady Eagles next Sunday. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Utak, Puso, and how the UP Lady Maroons refuse to be overlooked

Feb 16, 2017 - 6:48 PM

Beating the defending champions was a new feeling for the players at UP but they re not ready to let it get to their head yet

ON THE RISE. Marian Alisa Buitre and the UP Lady Maroons made their message loud and clear: they are real title contenders in Season 79. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

After humbling defeat to UP, Lady Spikers must answer wake-up call

Feb 16, 2017 - 2:21 PM

Losses happen in UAAP volleyball but the way the Lady Maroons wiped the floor with DLSU sends the message that the league is wide open in Season 79

HUMBLING DEFEAT. The DLSU Lady Spikers looked less like the defending champions and more like a team just trying to enter the title picture. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler