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La Salle's Cobb relishes 'easier' role this season

Feb 23, 2019 - 8:45 PM

'Everyone is becoming a go-to guy,' says setter Michelle Cobb, noting she has many attacking options in this season's La Salle team

IMPROVING. Michelle Cobb relishes having many attacking options in this season's La Salle team. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle takes slice of lead with conquest of Adamson

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:46 PM

(UPDATED) Reigning champion La Salle gets to share the top spot with UP after a straight-set win over Adamson

UNRIVALED. Michelle Cobb and the La Salle Lady Spikers come out in full control against the Lady Falcons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Shorthanded NU routs UE for 1st win

Feb 23, 2019 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) Despite losing setter Joyme Cagande to injury, a 10-woman NU squad still earns its first win over UE in straight sets

BREAKTHROUGH. The NU Lady Bulldogs bounce back from an opening-day loss. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Adamson grabs share of lead as NU recovers from shock loss

Feb 23, 2019 - 2:57 PM

The Falcons roll to their second straight win while the defending champion Bulldogs bounce back against the Warriors

STRONG START. Adamson Falcons captain Paolo Pablico comes up for a block against Geraint Bacon. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NU's Joyme Cagande 'likely' out of UAAP Season 81

Feb 23, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The former UAAP juniors three-time best setter is diagnosed with high-grade ACL

UNFORTUNATE. Joyme Cagande picks up an ACL injury during her UAAP seniors debut. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle looks to continue hot start as NU, UE shoot for 1st win

Feb 22, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The reigning champions aim for back-to-back victories against the Adamson Lady Falcons in the UAAP women's volleyball tournament

CONQUEST. The De La Salle Lady Spikers are on a winning momentum when they face the Adamson Lady Falcons. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

ROOKIE WATCH: La Salle's Jolina dela Cruz gets Ara Galang comparisons

Feb 22, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Get to know Jolina dela Cruz, the latest La Salle volleyball standout getting a double take

STAR ROOKIE. Jolina dela Cruz makes waves in her UAAP debut. Photos by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Justine Dorog brushes off injury woes for hot-starting UP

Feb 20, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Back in her old position, Justine Dorog says she'll continue to give her all as the UP Lady Maroons vie to pull off shockers this season

PROMISING. Justine Dorog hopes that she can contribute more to the UP Lady Maroons' campaign for a title. 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

Ateneo bounces back to clinch 1st win over UST

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:17 PM

(UPDATED) The Ateneo Lady Eagles bank on a strong start to turn back the UST Golden Tigresses in 4 sets

FIRST WIN. The Ateneo Lady Eagles earn their first win of the season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP: FEU downs UP for tournament lead in men's volleyball

Feb 20, 2019 - 2:54 PM

The FEU Tamaraws ride on their strong opening-game momentum

LEADER. The FEU Tamaraws are off to a strong start to the UAAP men's volleyball tournament. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP, FEU dispute early lead as Ateneo aims to bounce back vs UST

Feb 20, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Ateneo and UST go head-to-head before UP and FEU clash in a rematch of the 2018 PVL Collegiate Conference Finals

REMATCH. The UP Lady Maroons battle it out again against the FEU Lady Tamaraws. File 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

UAAP: FEU stuns defending champ NU in men's volleyball opener

Feb 18, 2019 - 11:18 AM

In this week's round-up, FEU and Ateneo get off to stunning starts in UAAP Season 81 men's volleyball

UPSET. Richard Solis leads the FEU Tamaraws' balanced scoring effort. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo's Bea de Leon still gets 'veteran jitters'

Feb 18, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Even senior player Bea de Leon admits that playing in Sunday's Ateneo-La Salle season opener still made her nervous

POOR START. Bea de Leon admits that the Ateneo Lady Eagles were off to a poor start.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Worth the wait: La Salle's Luna earns starting spot

Feb 18, 2019 - 8:22 AM

May Luna surprisingly gets to start for the Lady Spikers after 4 years with champion mentor Ramil de Jesus

DESERVING. La Salle’s May Luna gets rewarded after years of hard work and patience. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

La Salle title defense off to rousing start vs rival Ateneo

Feb 17, 2019 - 6:52 PM

(UPDATED) The La Salle Lady Spikers get their four-peat bid going with a convincing win over rival Ateneo Lady Eagles

STILL DOMINANT. The La Salle Lady Spikers show off their fine form in the opening weekend. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST overcomes late Adamson challenge

Feb 17, 2019 - 4:33 PM

(UPDATED) The UST Golden Tigresses blow a two-set lead but manage to arrest the Adamson Lady Falcons' late surge

FULL CONTROL. Sisi Rondina takes charge in the UST Tigresses' opening-day campaign. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Differently-abled Cotabato boy impresses in volleyball

Feb 17, 2019 - 3:53 PM

Edwin Enguito may be physically challenged but the Grade 8 student flashes his volleyball skills

INSPIRING. It seems nothing can stop Edwin Enguito from playing volleyball. Screenshot from Twitter video (@itsmelificent2)

FEU rookie Lycha Ebon proves worthy of Pons' number

Feb 17, 2019 - 11:39 AM

Young sensation Lycha Ebon ignores doubters and shows why she can be FEU's next volleyball queen

PROMISING. Lycha Ebon proves why she deserves the No. 2 jersey as the Player of the Game in her UAAP debut. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UAAP Season 81 Volleyball: Schedule, team standings and updates

Feb 16, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Bookmark this page for updates in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball competition

HIGHLIGHTS: Ateneo vs La Salle – UAAP Season 81 Women's Volleyball

Feb 16, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Bookmark this page for live updates of the archrivals' early clash in the UAAP Season 81 volleyball competition

FEU rallies to defeat young NU team

Feb 16, 2019 - 6:54 PM

(UPDATED) The veteran FEU team flashes its championship experience over the rookie-laden NU Lady Bulldogs

VETERAN. The FEU Lady Tamaraws introduce the young NU team to the collegiate scene. 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

FAST FACTS: What to expect in the UAAP Season 81 volleyball openers

Feb 14, 2019 - 6:33 PM

Who will get a head start in their journey to the Final Four in the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball opening weekend?

EARLY CLASH. Ateneo's Maddie Madayag fires a spike as La Salle's Tin Tiamzon comes up for a block. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: La Salle Lady Spikers return to make history

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:19 AM

La Salle coach Ramil de Jesus tries to work his magic again as the young Lady Spikers target a UAAP four-peat

VOLLEYBALL QUEENS. Desiree Cheng captains the young rebuilding De La Salle Lady Spikers squad. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Nothing less than a title slot for FEU Lady Tamaraws

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:13 PM

After last season’s return stint to the Finals, the FEU Lady Tamaraws continue to set their sights on a record 30th UAAP women's title

STEPPING UP. Heather Guinoo is expected to fill in the big shoes left by Bernadeth Pons. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

NCAA: Arellano University wins 3-peat volleyball crown

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:07 PM

The Arellano Lady Chiefs rally back from a set down to take control of the do-or-die title match

DOMINANCE. The Arellano Lady Chiefs extend their reign to a 3-peat in NCAA volleyball. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Dante Alinsunurin named PH men's volleyball head coach

Feb 12, 2019 - 12:41 PM

LVPI president Peter Cayco believes Dante Alinsunurin can lead the Philippine men's volleyball team to a podium finish in the 2019 SEA Games

PROVING HIMSELF. Dante Alinsunurin is expected to lead the Philippine national men's volleyball team to a podium finish. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

WATCH: Ateneo Lady Eagles eye grand comeback

Feb 11, 2019 - 8:48 PM

After missing the title round last season, the Ateneo Lady Eagles believe they have the tools to reclaim the crown

CHAMPIONSHIP EXPERIENCE. Bea de Leon hopes that she can end her UAAP career the same way she started it – with a championship. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Young NU Lady Bulldogs dare to challenge league vets

Feb 10, 2019 - 9:01 PM

National University remains dauntless even as the Lady Bulldogs parade many new faces

CAPTAIN. Audrey Paran leads a rookie-laden team in Season 81. File photo by Michael Gatpandan

WATCH: Adamson Lady Falcons put themselves to the test

Feb 09, 2019 - 1:25 PM

The Adamson Lady Falcons can't wait to flash their peak form and see their hard work pay off in the UAAP

STEPPING UP. Bernadette Flora (left) and Eli Soyud are among those called by Air Padda to step up to the challenge. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: It's the UST Golden Tigresses' turn to shine

Feb 07, 2019 - 6:44 PM

The UST Golden Tigresses may just stun the UAAP field with their hunger to go all the way this season

FINAL FLIGHT. High-flying Sisi Rondina hopes to leave UST with an indoor championship in her UAAP career. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: UE Lady Warriors aim higher in UAAP Season 81

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Will the UE Lady Warriors surprise the competition this season?

NEW LEADER. Kath Arado continues to anchor the UE Lady Warriors' defense. File Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Eya Laure thrilled to be in Valdez’s future teammates wishlist

Feb 06, 2019 - 4:29 PM

UST’s star rookie Eya Laure is already highly coveted among the pros even if she has yet to debut in the UAAP women's volleyball tournament

FUTURE DYNAMIC DUO? Eya Laure (left) and Alyssa Valdez can strengthen the Philippine women's volleyball team together. Photo from Eya Laure's Twitter and file photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler (Valdez)

Tryout standout: Kalei Mau dreams of PH volley team debut

Jan 30, 2019 - 7:33 PM

'My goal is to play the highest level of volleyball and I would be disappointed if I don’t achieve that,' says 6-foot-2 Fil-Am Kalei Mau

REINFORCEMENT. Kalei Mau's contributions will greatly help the national team prepare for the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Maraño brings energy to PH volley team's busy year

Jan 27, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Philippine volleyball braces for a busy 2019, but Aby Maraño hopes to juggle her club commitments and national team duties well

MOTIVATOR. Aby Maraño accepts her role as the team captain as she aims to motivate her team mates in the tough year ahead of them. Photo by Asian Games PH media pool

PH volleyball team gets glimpse of new generation

Jan 25, 2019 - 8:24 AM

UST rookie Eya Laure and UAAP juniors MVP Angel Canino lead the country's young batch of top volleyball talents

NEXT GENERATION. Angel Canino (left) and Eya Laure show up on the first day of the national team tryouts. Photos from Angel Canino's Facebook and Eya Laure's Instagram

PH volleyball coaching legend Nes Pamilar dies

Jan 12, 2019 - 2:37 PM

Nes Pamilar is remembered for steering the FEU Lady Tamaraws to their last championship in Season 70

LEGEND. Nes Pamilar leads the FEU Lady Tamaraws to the last of its 29 UAAP women's volleyball titles. Photo by Richard Esguerra/UAAP Season 74

PH women's volleyball team to hold tryouts for 2019 tourneys

Jan 09, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas, Inc sets the national team tryouts on January 24 to 25

GRUELING 2019. The Philippine women's volleyball team is set to compete in 4 major tournaments. Photo from Asian Games PH media pool

NCAA volleyball: Lady Bombers keep Final Four hopes alive

Jan 03, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Dolly Grace Verzosa stars as JRU downs San Sebastian in straight sets in the NCAA women's volleyball tournament

Lady Stags gun for 2nd place as NCAA volleyball returns

Jan 02, 2019 - 9:46 PM

San Sebastian tangles with the JRU Lady Bombers as they seek to extend their winning streak to 3 games

Photo from Shutterstock


BVR Open 2018: Guzman-Arbasto pair off to winning start

Dec 14, 2018 - 10:34 PM

KR Guzman and Krung Arbasto kick off their campaign with back-to-back wins in the final leg of Beach Volleyball Republic

STRONG START. KR Guzman and Krung Arbasto of Tiger Winx open their campaign with back-to-back victories. Photo from BVR

NU Bulldogs stun defending champ Thailand in ASEAN University Games

Dec 11, 2018 - 5:24 PM

The shock Pool A win virtually seals the Filipinos' spot in the ASEAN University Games semifinals

PHILIPPINE TEAM. The National University Bulldogs donn the Philippines' colors in the 2018 ASEAN University Games. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

BVR to end year with December Open 2018

Dec 10, 2018 - 7:03 PM

A beach volleyball workshop for kids and a celebrity match for a cause will also be held during the 3-day tournament

YEARENDER. Charo Soriano and the Beach Volleyball Republic (BVR) are ending the year with their 10th and final leg. Photo from BVR


La Salle Zobel reclaims UAAP high school volley crown

Dec 09, 2018 - 7:42 PM

The Junior Lady Spikers complete a title series sweep to end the NU Bullpups' four-year reign

Creamline sweeps Ateneo, captures PVL Open crown

Dec 08, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Season MVP Alyssa Valdez powers the Cool Smashers to their second straight Premier Volleyball League championship

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline sweeps Ateneo, moves within win of PVL crown

Dec 05, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The Cool Smashers make quick work of the young Lady Eagles squad to take a 1-0 lead in the Premier Volleyball League championship series

ONE-SIDED. Jema Galanza and the Cools Smashers prove too much for the young Lady Eagles squad in Game 1 of the title series. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo outlasts BanKo, nails last PVL title berth

Dec 02, 2018 - 10:15 PM

The Ateneo Lady Eagles arrange a championship showdown against the Creamline Cool Smashers in the Premier Volleyball League

GRITTY. Ateneo's Bea de Leon and Kat Tolentino celebrate a point in the cardiac game where the young Lady Eagles rally past the BanKo Perlas Spikers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PVL: Creamline claims 1st title slot; Ateneo forces decider

Dec 01, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Creamline completes a semis sweep of PetroGazz while Ateneo-Motolite forces a winner-take-all in its own series against BanKo in the Premier Volleyball League

SWEEP.. The Creamline Cool Smashers finishes off PetroGazz in two games. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler