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2016 in sports: A year of comebacks

Dec 23, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Rappler takes a look back at the biggest most memorable sports comebacks that made the year

PH volleyball stars reveal 2016 holiday plans

Dec 19, 2016 - 3:38 PM

Philippine volleyball personalities share how they intend to make the most out of their remaining vacations days in 2016

HOLIDAY PLANS. What are some of Philippine volleyball's big stars doing for the 2016 holidays? Alyssa Valdez, for one, posts this photo from her trip to Universal Studios in Japan. Screengrab from Valdez's Instagram account

PSL: F2 Logistics keeps Generika winless in Grand Prix

Nov 17, 2016 - 7:33 PM

Ara Galang propels her team to a four set victory over winless Generika with 15 points

GALING GALANG. Ara Galang scored 15 points in the win for F2 Logistics. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

F2 Logistics claim first PSL All-Filipino crown after dominating Game 3

Aug 17, 2016 - 9:04 PM

F2 Logistics downs Foton in a do or die Game 3 behind standout performances of Ara Galang and Mika Reyes

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS. F2 Logistics handled business in Game 3 to become the new All-Filipino conference champions. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ara Galang picked first in PSL Draft, CJ Rosario taken second

May 27, 2016 - 6:29 PM

Almost all teams load up on talent except RC Cola Army which passed on both rounds

Ara Galang used injury as motivation for one last championship

May 01, 2016 - 1:01 PM

Mika Reyes also talks about leaving her young teammates with the feeling of winning a title

LIVE BLOG: UAAP Season 78 volleyball finals Game 3 - Ateneo vs La Salle

Apr 29, 2016 - 3:11 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles and DLSU Lady Spikers face off in a winner take all Game 3 for the UAAP women s volleyball title

Ara Galang gets ‘goosebumps’ in return to UAAP Finals

Apr 24, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Galang missed the UAAP Finals last year due to injury but has already made her presence felt in her return against the Lady Eagles

La Salle survives FEU in 5-set thriller

Mar 05, 2016 - 7:09 PM

The DLSU Lady Spikers needed 5 sets to do it but they survived the resilient FEU Tamaraws

WINNING WAYS. The DLSU Lady Spikers survived a tough test against FEU. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU stuck on cloud 9, lacked ‘will to win’ against UST, says Ara Galang

Mar 03, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The Lady Spikers go from a one sided win over Ateneo to a one sided loss to UST in a matter of days

CLOUD 9. The DLSU Lady Spikers fell victim to their own success against UST. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

More confident Mika Reyes says La Salle better than last season

Feb 24, 2016 - 9:56 PM

Reyes confidence stems from her aim to improve on more than just the basic skills of volleyball

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU Lady Spikers bounce back with dominant win over Adamson

Feb 13, 2016 - 3:33 PM

La Salle rebounds from a 4 set loss to the NU Lady Bulldogs with a 3 set sweep of the Adamson Lady Falcons

REBOUND WIN. The Lady Spikers overcame the Lady Falcons in decisive fashion. File photo by Josh Albelda

DLSU Lady Spikers turn back UP Lady Maroons for second win

Feb 06, 2016 - 3:52 PM

Riding the momentum from their first win of the season 3 days ago the De La Salle Lady Spikers overcame the UP Lady Maroons in 4 sets

SPIKED. Mika Reyes and the DLSU Lady Spikers move to 2-0 in Season 78. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ara Galang is back, but still wants to improve

Feb 04, 2016 - 9:13 AM

DLSU star spiker Ara Galang has overcome season ending injuries Now she wants to go all out to make up for lost time

GALING GALANG. Ara Galang scored 10 points in a season opening victory over FEU. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU Lady Spikers sweep Lady Tamaraws in Ara Galang’s return

Feb 03, 2016 - 7:48 PM

The Lady Spikers overcomes Far Eastern University as Ara Galang returns from a season ending injury suffered last March

SPIKED. Ara Galang scored 10 points in her return to UAAP action. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Maraño on Galang's comeback: 'It’s like nothing happened'

Feb 03, 2016 - 1:09 PM

Nung nakita ko siyang maglaro mag train ulit nasabi ko talaga sa sarili ko no joke na parang walang nangyari says ex Lady Spiker Aby Maraño on Ara Galang

COMEBACK. Ara Galang, seen here being comforted by Alyssa Valdez after La Salle's loss to Ateneo in the UAAP Season 77 Finals, is expected to make her return for the Lady Spikers this season after knee injuries over 10 months ago. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP MVP Valdez yet to feel rise of stardom in PH volleyball

Aug 05, 2015 - 2:50 PM

Valdez is one of the reasons why volleyball has become so popular but she says she has yet to file its rise in stardom because of her busy schedule

Feeling helpless, Galang focuses on recovery before La Salle comeback

Mar 17, 2015 - 5:07 AM

Galang could do nothing for now but she knows the best way to help her team is to go down the 8 month road to recovery

DOWN FOR NOW. Injured De La Salle ace spikers Camille Cruz (left) and Ara Galang (right) look on during the UAAP Season 77 Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo Lady Eagles win back-to-back UAAP titles

Mar 14, 2015 - 5:48 PM

Photos of Ateneo de Manila University s UAAP women s volleyball title clinching victory over De La Salle University

EAGLES FLY HIGH. The Ateneo Lady Eagles celebrate their second straight UAAP title. Photo by Josh Albelda

Ateneo sweeps season, repeats as UAAP volleyball champion

Mar 14, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The Lady Eagles complete a Season 77 sweep and bag their second consecutive championship in the UAAP women s volleyball

HEART STRONG. The Ateneo Lady Eagles completes a clean sweep of the UAAP 77 Women's Volleyball season and repeat as champions. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle (UAAP 77 Volleyball Finals Game 2)

Mar 14, 2015 - 12:01 AM

Rappler s live blog of the UAAP 77 Women s volleyball finals game two match between the Ateneo Lady Eagles and the De La Salle Lady Spikers

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle (UAAP 77 Volleyball Finals Game 1)

Mar 11, 2015 - 3:10 PM

Rappler s live blog of the UAAP 77 Women s volleyball finals game one match between the Ateneo Lady Eagles and the De La Salle Lady Spikers

Lady Spikers remain ‘warriors’ despite losing Galang, says Maraño

Mar 10, 2015 - 1:42 PM

Former captain Aby Maraño barely saw a hint of hopelessness among the Lady Spikers despite losing current captain Ara Galang to injury

TEAMWORK. As a former team captain of the De La Salle Lady Spikers, Aby Maraño knows teamwork can pull the team in the Finals. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Galang to Lady Spikers: 'Season is not yet done'

Mar 09, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Galang radiated positivity despite her injury and missing the Finals

Ara Galang scored 25 points to tow La Salle to its 6th straight Finals appearance, but it came at a high cost. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.com

Reyes: DLSU to use Galang injury as ‘inspiration and motivation’

Mar 08, 2015 - 7:36 PM

Mika Reyes says the injury of her DLSU teammate Ara Galang will inspire the squad as they prepare to face defending UAAP volleyball champions Ateneo in the finals

Ara Galang's injury shocked her DLSU teammates and changed the complexion of the finals. Photo by Josh Albelda

Gorayeb: ‘Very difficult’ for Galang-less La Salle to beat Ateneo

Mar 08, 2015 - 3:37 PM

NU head coach Roger Gorayeb says losing Ara Galang will make it harder for the Lady Spikers to overcome the Lady Eagles

DIFFICULT. NU head coach Roger Gorayeb says DLSU will have a tougher time now against Ateneo with the loss of Ara Galang to injury. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

La Salle's Galang suffers ACL, MCL tears in NU win

Mar 07, 2015 - 7:56 PM

DLSU s Ara Galang suffered major injuries to her left leg during Saturday s game against NU and may have to sit out for up to 8 months

Ara Galang is stretchered out of the arena after injuring her left knee. Photo by Josh Albelda

Bittersweet win over NU sends DLSU to finals

Mar 07, 2015 - 7:20 PM

The Lady Spikers will meet Ateneo in the UAAP volleyball finals for the fourth straight year but La Salle s immediate concern is on Ara Galang after she injured her left knee

The Lady Spikers will get a chance at redemption in the UAAP Finals. Photo by Josh Albelda

IN PHOTOS: Ateneo Lady Eagles defeat La Salle in 4 sets

Feb 18, 2015 - 8:27 PM

Relive Ateneo de Manila University s thrilling volleyball victory over La Salle in photos

Photo by Josh Albelda

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle (UAAP 77 Volleyball 2nd round)

Feb 18, 2015 - 3:12 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles sweeps the elimination round beating rivals La Salle to gain thrice to beat advantage in the Finals

Lady Spikers easily dispatches Adamson in straight sets

Feb 15, 2015 - 6:55 PM

La Salle was spearheaded by Ara Galang who finished with 20 points as the Lady Spikers steamroll ahead leading into Wednesday s showdown with Ateneo

Mika Reyes and the Lady Spikers had little difficulty in getting past Adamson. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Galang is Galing as Lady Spikers down UE

Feb 11, 2015 - 5:39 PM

Kim Fajardo scored just 5 points but had 28 excellent sets while Mika Reyes and Ara Galang scored 10 points each to give DLSU their 11th win of the season

Ara Galang evades three blockers to score one of her ten points for the Lady Spikers. Photo by Josh Albelda

La Salle halts UST’s winning streak with 3-set win

Feb 04, 2015 - 10:40 PM

Ara Galang who’s been a consistent MVP candidate this season put up 17 points while Cyd Demecillo finished with 12 to end UST s 4 game winning streak

Ara Galang (R) continues her MVP form as she leads the Lady Spikers to victory. Photo by Josh Albelda

La Salle secures playoff for Final Four slot after escaping NU

Jan 31, 2015 - 7:23 PM

With a 9 1 record the Lady Spikers assured themselves of at least a playoff for a Final Four seat

La Salle's Mika Reyes (C) and Ara Galang (R) try to block a shot from NU's Jaja Santiago. Photo by Josh Albelda

Rookie Soyud lights up as La Salle survives UP threat

Jan 25, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Soyud was the Lady Spikers’ answer to a streaking Lady Maroons raring to upset last year s finalists

ROOKIE ON THE RISE. Christine Soyud (right) explodes for 16 points to lead the Lady Spikers past the Lady Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU kicks off second round with 4-set W over FEU

Jan 21, 2015 - 11:21 PM

Ara Galang leads the Lady Spikers to a win following a loss against rivals Ateneo Lady Eagles

DLSU's Mika Reyes and Ara Galang tries to stop a shot by FEU's Samantha Dawson. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo out-duels La Salle in epic finals rematch

Jan 11, 2015 - 6:52 PM

Reigning league MVP Alyssa Valdez leads the defending champions with 26 points

Alyssa Valdez leads the Lady Eagles over the Lady Spikers. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle (UAAP 77 Volleyball 1st round)

Jan 11, 2015 - 2:29 PM

Rappler s live blog of the UAAP 77 Women s volleyball match between the Ateneo Lady Eagles and the De La Salle Lady Spikers

La Salle trounces UE, improves to 6-0

Jan 04, 2015 - 8:52 PM

La Salle team captain Ara Galang and veteran star Mika Reyes scores 10 points each to lead the Lady Spikers

Mika Reyes scores 10 points to lead the Lady Spikers to a 6-0 record so far in UAAP Season 77. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DLSU's Mika Reyes: Everyone's a threat in the UAAP

Dec 11, 2014 - 2:36 AM

Despite being atop the UAAP standings DLSU senior veteran Mika Reyes isn t discounting any team s threat as the Lady Spikers seek to regain championship glory

With 'El Capitana' Aby Marano gone, Mika Reyes and her senior teammates have stepped up as leaders for DLSU. File photo by Josh Albelda

La Salle dispatches FEU to win fifth straight

Dec 10, 2014 - 8:39 PM

Ara Galang leads the Lady Spikers with 22 points 19 of which coming from attack points

DLSU's Mika Reyes and Ara Galang tries to stop a shot by FEU's Samantha Dawson. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle sends UP back down to earth with straight-set win

Dec 06, 2014 - 5:29 PM

After a 4 set upset of the Tigresses last Wednesday the Lady Maroons were handed a straight set drubbing from the Lady Spikers

Galang, Demecillo lead Lady Spikers to sweep of Tigresses

Nov 30, 2014 - 6:54 PM

Ara Galang had 21 points while Cyd Demecillo added 15 as the De La Salle Lady Spikers overcame a hard fighting UST Tigresses in straight sets

Desiree Cheng and Mika Reyes of La Salle block a UST attack. Photo by Josh Albelda

DLSU Lady Spikers dispatch National U in straight sets

Nov 26, 2014 - 4:47 PM

The De La Salle University Lady Spikers put on a much better performance in their second game trouncing National University in straight sets

GALING GALANG. Ara Galang of De La Salle University smashes in one of her 15 points. Photo by Josh Albelda

La Salle kicks-off volleyball campaign with win over Adamson

Nov 23, 2014 - 9:03 PM

The Lady Spikers got off to a slow start but eventually took control of the match

Mika Reyes stops a shot from Adamson. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PVF announces national team lineups

Oct 17, 2014 - 5:45 PM

The Philippine Volleyball Federation picks collegiate and SuperLiga standouts to be part of the men s and women s national volleyball teams

Nestea Beach Day 2: UST, La Salle tested; AdU, SWU stay hot

May 03, 2014 - 5:57 AM

Sixteen more matches took place at the penultimate day of the Nestea Beach volleyball Battle of Champions with 13 making it to the next round

SPIKED ICED TEA. Ara Galang of DLSU spikes the ball during a game against Jose Maria College. Photo by Levi Verora/Rappler

Nestea Beach Day 1: AdU clips DLSU, SWU shines

May 02, 2014 - 1:18 AM

Familiar powerhouse squads and shock troopers made their mark alike as the 17th Nestea Beach Volleyball Battle of Champions kicked off in Boracay

Nestea Beach volleyball action Day 1. Photo by Levi Verora

Which region will earn top volleyball honors at Palaro 2014?

Apr 28, 2014 - 6:25 PM

Before they were stars of the UAAP many of today s volleyball icons first showed their talent at Palarong Pambansa Which region will assert its dominance at Palaro 2014?

VOLLEYBALLING. NCR took home top honors in women's volleyball last year, defeating Western Visayas. Can they win it once again? Photo by Rappler/Roy Secretario

Pineda, Galang, Soltones headline Nestea Beach volleyball

Apr 28, 2014 - 4:34 PM

Dubbed as Battle of Champions the Nestea Beach s long line of activities will sizzle as the 24 squads slug it out for pride and the right to be named the country s top squad

ANIMO IN BORACAY. Ara Galang of La Salle will be one of the volleyball stars who will headline next week in Boracay. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler