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'Fake news': Okumu stays as U.P. women's volleyball head coach

May 28, 2019 - 12:23 PM

UP Lady Maroons head coach Godfrey Okumu debunks rumors that he had been removed from his post

STAYING. Godfrey Okumu continues to train and recruit players for the UP women's volleyball team. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Adamson ends season with straight-sets stunner over UP

Apr 27, 2019 - 6:40 PM

The Lady Falcons snaps a nine-game skid while the Lady Maroons absorb their fourth straight loss

SKID OVER. Adamson Lady Falcons cap their UAAP Season 81 campaign on a winning note. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


NU ‘no intention’ to shatter UP’s Final Four hopes

Apr 14, 2019 - 9:42 PM

The young National University squad says it just wants to to end the season on a high note

LETHAL ROOKIE. Princess Robles scores 20 points to demolish UP's Final Four hopes. Photo by Alvin Go/Rappler

After Final Four heartbreak, UP captains uncertain of 5th year return

Apr 14, 2019 - 8:19 PM

UP captains Tots Carlos and Isa Molde have yet to decide if they'll play out their final year of eligibility

STARTING ANEW. The UP Lady Maroons aim to finish the season strong then start anew.  Photo by Alvin Go/Rappler

Not up to the hype: NU eliminates UP from Final Four

Apr 14, 2019 - 4:42 PM

(UPDATED) The UP Lady Maroons fail to live up to their billing as preseason favorites

ELIMINATED. The NU Lady Bulldogs knock out the UP Lady Maroons from the Final Four. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST, FEU dispute Final Four berth as UP vies to stay alive

Apr 14, 2019 - 1:09 PM

UST and FEU inch closer to the UAAP semifinals as UP figures in a must-win game against NU

ROLLING ON. The FEU Lady Tamaraws are one of the teams vying for the Final Four slot. File Photo

Playoff-bound UST pushes UP to brink of elimination

Apr 10, 2019 - 5:46 PM

(UPDATED) As UST and FEU clinch playoff berths, UP moves to the brink of bidding goodbye to the Final Four

GETTING CLOSER. Sisi Rondina and UST inch closer to their goal of returning to the Final Four. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST, UP continue playoff fight as FEU looks to avoid spoilers

Apr 10, 2019 - 1:38 PM

A UST sweep of UP will be detrimental to the Lady Maroons' Final Four chances

FINAL FOUR BATTLE. Contenders UST and UP  enter another crucial match. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Molde's absence puts UP in tougher Final Four battle

Apr 07, 2019 - 11:34 AM

The stinging loss to FEU adds to UP’s woes as the Lady Maroons drop out of the top 4 anew

ADJUSTING. The UP Lady Maroons have to find their rhythm without Isa Molde. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

FEU bounces back with vengeful win over UP

Apr 06, 2019 - 6:24 PM

(UPDATED) Behind Jerrili Malabanan and Heather Guino-o, FEU exacts revenge on UP to claim a share of 3rd place

TAKE CHARGE. Jerrili Malabana (right) takes over as the Lady Tamaraws overcome Tots Carlos and the Lady Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP, FEU break logjam as UST vies to stay on track

Apr 06, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Locked in a three-way tie, UP, FEU and UST fight to stay inside the top 4

CRUCIAL. UP and FEU dispute for a spot in the Final Four. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Soaring Buitre steps up for injured Molde

Apr 03, 2019 - 8:26 PM

UP veteran Marian Buitre delivers just as coach Godfrey Okumu predicted

TAKE CHARGE. Marian Buitre and the Lady Maroons claw past the UE Lady Warriors in a five-set escape. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Molde-less UP survives UE threat, stays on Final Four track

Apr 03, 2019 - 4:40 PM

(UPDATED) Even minus veteran standout Isa Molde, UP avoids dropping back-to-back games after turning back a gutsy UE side

BACK ON TRACK. The UP Lady Maroons sweep the UE Lady Warriors. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo raring to sweep FEU as UP looks to bounce back

Apr 03, 2019 - 12:46 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles vie to complete a double-elimination win over the FEU Lady Tamaraws, the team that sent them packing in last year's semis

VETERAN MATCH. It will be a rematch of the league's most veteran teams – Ateneo and FEU – who faced each other in the Season 80 semis. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Okumu sees 'silver lining' in Molde injury

Mar 31, 2019 - 8:59 AM

UP coach Godfrey Okumu thinks the Lady Maroons can deliver even without injured team standout Isa Molde

'NOTHING SERIOUS'. Isa Molde has to rest  her injured left ankle during the game against Ateneo. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo soars as UP loses stalwart Isa Molde to injury

Mar 30, 2019 - 7:00 PM

(UPDATED) The Ateneo Lady Eagles tighten their hold of the No. 1 spot as the UP Lady Maroons suffer a double whammy

SWEEP. The Ateneo Lady Eagles complete an elimination-round sweep of Katipunan neighbor UP Lady Maroons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP looks to spoil Ateneo's streak as FEU, UE collide

Mar 30, 2019 - 10:44 AM

Will the UP Lady Maroons get to exact revenge on the league-leading Ateneo Lady Eagles in the Battle of Katipunan?

REVENGE. The UP Lady Maroons aim to deal Ateneo its first loss in 8 games. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Still not the 'best UP,' says coach Okumu

Mar 24, 2019 - 9:15 PM

'I still feel there’s more to come, we can still play better. It’s just a matter of time,' says UP head coach Okumu

WORK-IN-PROGRESS. The UP Lady Maroons just had a 'good day' against La Salle. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Quick finish: UP repeats upset of La Salle

Mar 24, 2019 - 6:46 PM

(UPDATED) The UP Lady Maroons hack out a straight-set win to complete an elimination sweep of reigning champion La Salle

QUICK FINISH. Isa Molde and the UP Lady Maroons quickly dispose of Tin Tiamzon and the La Salle Lady Spikers.. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle eyes revenge vs UP as FEU looks to sweep Adamson

Mar 24, 2019 - 1:27 PM

The La Salle Lady Spikers and UP Lady Maroons clash in a highly anticipated rematch

VENGEANCE. The De La Salle Lady Spikers aim to conquer UP in the second round. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Expect the 'best UP' in the 2nd round

Mar 17, 2019 - 8:00 PM

'What we’ll see is the best UP, and not the better UP,' says head coach Godfrey Okumu

BOUNCE-BACK WIN. The UP Lady Maroons are coming back stronger than ever in the second round. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP thwarts Adamson to arrest skid

Mar 17, 2019 - 6:03 PM

(UPDATED) The UP Lady Maroons grab a share of 4th place to return to the upper half of the standings at the end of the UAAP first round

IN FORM. The UP Lady Maroons regain their winning stride to end the first round on a positive note. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP, Adamson go for bounce-back win as UST eyes share of 2nd

Mar 17, 2019 - 1:07 PM

The UP Lady Maroons and Adamson Lady Falcons aim to end their skids while UST looks to cap off the 1st round on a high note

SHOCK LOSS. UP's loss to NU fuels its determination to end the first round on a high note. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Shock NU loss ‘hard to describe,’ says UP coach Okumu

Mar 14, 2019 - 11:27 AM

UP coach Godfrey Okumu says the Lady Maroons are not taking the slump lightly

NOT GOOD. UP coach Godfrey Okumu thinks the Lady Maroons are now in a ‘very, very tight situation.’ Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Young NU squad upsets UP in five-set stunner

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:04 PM

(UPDATED) A gritty NU survives multiple match points to steal the game from the favored UP squad

BOUNCE BACK. Tots Carlos makes up for her lackluster outing against Ateneo to lead the Lady Maroons over NU. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP targets bounce-back win over NU as Ateneo, Adamson battle

Mar 13, 2019 - 12:21 PM

A motivated UP side vies to get back on track versus NU while Ateneo looks to solidify its hold of 1st place over Adamson

BOUNCE-BACK BID. The UP Lady Maroons try to shake off their heartbreaking loss to Ateneo. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UP coach Okumu on painful loss: 'Things did not happen as planned'

Mar 10, 2019 - 10:14 PM

The Lady Maroons deal with a slew of health problems as Justine Dorog got rushed to the hospital while Rem Altomea went down in the 2nd set

'NOT FOCUSED'. UP head coach Godfrey Okumu makes sure that the Lady Maroons will come back stronger. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo overpowers UP to grab solo UAAP lead

Mar 10, 2019 - 6:24 PM

(UPDATED) The Ateneo Lady Eagles sweep a UP side that looks nowhere near the squad that shocked defending champion La Salle

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ateneo, UP fight for solo lead as Adamson, FEU tangle

Mar 10, 2019 - 12:43 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles and UP Lady Maroons dispute the top spot in the Battle of Katipunan

PRESEASON FAVORITES. The UP Lady Maroons vie for the top spot currently held by the Ateneo Lady Eagles. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP coach Okumu on La Salle upset: 'We won struggling'

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:22 PM

The Lady Maroons may have stunned the reigning UAAP volleyball champions but UP head coach Godfrey Okumu believes the team has more to work on

NOT OVER. The UP Lady Maroons are not satisfied until they reach the championship. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP pulls off massive upset to stain La Salle's record

Mar 02, 2019 - 7:41 PM

(UPDATED) The UP Lady Maroons deal the La Salle Lady Spikers their first loss in a five-set UAAP volleyball thriller

STUNNER. UP Lady Maroons prevail over defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers. File photo

La Salle puts UP hype to test as FEU, UST renew old rivalry

Mar 02, 2019 - 11:41 AM

La Salle looks to stay unbeaten versus preseason favorite UP, while FEU and UST enter into another ferocious match

CONSISTENT. La Salle flashes a balanced effort in both the offensive and defensive end to stay on top. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST spoils UP bid to stay on top

Feb 24, 2019 - 4:21 PM

(UPDATED) The Tigresses deal the Lady Maroons' first loss in 3 games in the UAAP women's volleyball tournament

SUPER ROOKIE. Eya Laure does damage to preseason favorites UP Lady Maroons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo, FEU meet in semis rematch as UP aims to stay perfect

Feb 24, 2019 - 10:48 AM

As UP goes for a 3-0 start, Ateneo looks to exact revenge on FEU after denying the Lady Eagles a 7th straight Finals appearance last season

SEMIS REMATCH. Celine Domingo controls the middle area for FEU as Bea de Leon comes up for a block. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP exerts mastery over FEU for early UAAP lead

Feb 20, 2019 - 6:46 PM

(UPDATED) The UP Lady Maroons grab the solo top spot after opening the UAAP season with back-to-back triumphs

PERFECET. The UP Lady Maroons maintain a pristine 2-0 lead in the UAAP women's volleyball tournament. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP: Isa Molde nabs 1st Season 81 Player of the Week honors

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:49 PM

Isa Molde powers to the top of the league's best scorer ranking after the opening weekend

TOPSCORER. Isa Molde unloads 23 points in a five-set thriller against the UE Lady Warriors. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP Lady Maroons escape UE in UAAP volley season opener

Feb 16, 2019 - 4:35 PM

(UPDATED) The Lady Maroons pull off a thrilling win over the Lady Warriors right in the opening game of the UAAP Season 81 volleyball competition

SURVIVAL. Isa Molde and the UP Lady Maroons outlast the gritty Lady Warriors in 5 sets. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: U.P. Lady Maroons out to live up UAAP hype

Feb 09, 2019 - 7:59 PM

After copping two breakthrough preseason crowns, the UP Lady Maroons vie to prove they're for real

FOCUS. The UP Lady Maroons take it one game at a time this season. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

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