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PVL: Creamline a win away from elims sweep

Oct 20, 2019 - 11:44 PM

Despite the absence of several key players, Creamline rips BanKo Perlas to stay unbeaten in 15 games

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PH to take advantage of reduced 2019 SEA Games volleyball tourney

Oct 15, 2019 - 2:18 PM

The 2019 SEA Games women's volleyball tournament will adopt a single round-robin format as only 5 countries have confirmed their participation

MEDAL DROUGHT. The Philippine women's volleyball team hopes to end its 14-year SEA Games medal drought. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Adamson bags PVL Collegiate crown

Oct 12, 2019 - 2:32 PM

Louie Romero stars as Adamson sweeps UST in the finals to rule the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference

DOMINANT. The Adamson Lady Falcons celebrate on the podium after making quick work of the UST Tigresses. Photo from PVL

Valdez: SEA Games-bound Eya Laure 'not a rookie' on court

Oct 10, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Alyssa Valdez says Eya Laure serves as an inspiration to the Philippine women's volleyball team

SUPER ROOKIE. Only 20 years old, Eya Laure provides a different kind of energy in a veteran-dominated national team. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PVL: Motolite charges; Adamson trips UST in Collegiate finals opener

Oct 09, 2019 - 11:13 PM

Motolite stops the streaking Petro Gazz as Adamson draws first blood against UST in Game 1 of the Collegiate Conference finals

UPSET. Motolite Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Valdez, Laure lead 2019 SEA Games PH women's volleyball lineup

Oct 09, 2019 - 8:53 PM

Alyssa Valdez returns for her third straight SEA Games appearance as Eya Laure debuts in the regional meet

VETERAN PRESENCE. Alyssa Valdez represents the Philippines in the 2019 SEA Games hosted by the country. File photo by Asian Games PH media pool

UST, Adamson clash in PVL Collegiate Conference finals

Oct 07, 2019 - 9:44 PM

UST exacts revenge on UAAP rival Ateneo, while Adamson topples College of St. Benilde to arrange a finals date

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND. Eya Laure powers the UST Golden Tigresses to the PVL Collegiate Conference finals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Baron, Macandili bag ASEAN volleyball awards

Oct 06, 2019 - 11:10 PM

Former La Salle stalwarts Majoy Baron and Dawn Macandili cop individual honors in the ASEAN Grand Prix

PRIDE. Majoy Baron (back row, right) wins another Best Blocker award while Dawn Macandili (back row, third from left) clinches the Best Libero award. Photo release

PH volleyball team bows to Indonesia, settles for 3rd

Oct 06, 2019 - 9:59 PM

The national women’s volleyball team fields a complete lineup yet still falls short against Indonesia

UST sweeps UAAP Season 82 beach volleyball crowns

Oct 06, 2019 - 5:09 PM

Putting on another dominant show, UST completes a perfect campaign in the beach volleyball men and women's divisions

HEIR. Season MVP Babylove Barbon ably fills the void left by former UST star Sisi Rondina. Photo release

Creamline snaps Choco Mucho streak

Oct 05, 2019 - 11:53 PM

Jema Galanza and Michele Gumabao propel Creamline to its 12th straight win as Petro Gazz extends its own run to 8 games

File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Shorthanded PH volleyball team folds to powerhouse Thailand

Oct 05, 2019 - 10:18 PM

Playing minus 4 key players, the Philippines bows to first-leg winner Thailand in straight sets

ASEAN Volleyball Grand Prix event

Sports wRap: Did Bo Perasol deserve his punishment?

Oct 05, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani give their take on the wild UAAP action and other happenings in the Philippine sports scene

Alyssa Valdez back in top form for national team

Oct 04, 2019 - 10:42 PM

After recovering from an ankle injury, Alyssa Valdez quickly powers the Philippine women’s volleyball team

TEAM EFFORT. Alyssa Valdez says the entire team stepped up at the start of the Philippines’ second-leg campaign. File photo

Valdez returns as PH repeats over Vietnam in ASEAN Grand Prix

Oct 04, 2019 - 5:51 PM

The returning Alyssa Valdez shines as the Philippine women's volleyball team completes a sweep of Vietnam

GRAND RETURN. Alyssa Valdez returns from injury to lead the national team over Vietnam. Photo by Asian Games PH media pool

Choco Mucho shuts down Motolite, Petro Gazz blanks Chef’s Classics

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Bang Pineda's phenomenal floor defense keeps Choco Mucho's streak alive, while Petro Gazz secures its 8th win of the conference

SAVING GRACE. Bang Pineda's excellent floor defense lifts Choco Mucho to its fourth straight win in the 2019 PVL Open Conference. Photo from release

UAAP beach volleyball: UST on track in double title defense

Oct 02, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The UST beach volleyball teams remain undefeated in the UAAP Season 82 beach volleyball tournament

TITLE DEFENSE. UST's Babylove Barbon powers the Golden Tigresses to a perfect 7-0 record at the end of the eliminations. Photo from release

Creamline, Choco Mucho extend win streak

Sep 29, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Alyssa Valdez returns in limited action as Creamline stretches its perfect run to 11 games

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UAAP beach volley: UST, La Salle secure Final Four slots

Sep 29, 2019 - 5:15 PM

UST and La Salle stay on course for another championship duel in women’s beach volleyball

STILL PERFECT. Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor keep the UST Tigresses unbeaten in 5 games. Photo release

BanKo sweeps Motolite; BaliPure keeps Chef’s Classics winless

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:15 PM

Looking to boost its semifinal bid, BanKo Perlas picks up a seventh win to keep hold of the No. 4 spot

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UAAP beach volleyball: UST, La Salle stay perfect

Sep 28, 2019 - 2:56 PM

UST and La Salle roll to a 4-0 start after posting contrasting triumphs in women's beach volleyball action

GRITTY. La Salle's Tin Tiamzon and Justine Jazareno overcome the tough challenge of FEU's  Sheena Gallentes and Sheila Mae Kiseo. Photo release

Petro Gazz, Motolite secure 7th win; Choco Mucho blanks BaliPure

Sep 25, 2019 - 9:15 PM

As the Final Four race heats up, Petro Gazz and Motolite punch in key wins as Choco Mucho picks up back-to-back triumphs

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Even without Valdez, PH shows promise in 2019 SEA Games campaign

Sep 23, 2019 - 3:47 PM

Even without volleyball phenom Alyssa Valdez, the Philippines topples world No. 37 Vietnam in the 1st ASEAN Grand Prix

STEPPING UP. The Philippine women's volleyball team steps up its 2019 Southeast Asian Games preparations. Photo from Aby Maraño's Instagram

Air Force, Petro Gazz make quick work of PVL foes

Sep 22, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Both riding on a win streak, Air Force and Petro Gazz dump separate opponents in straight sets

TURNAROUND. Dell Palomata and the Air Force Lady Jet Spikers sustain their hot run after a woeful start to the conference. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Tolentino, Choco Mucho halt skid; Army drubs BaliPure

Sep 21, 2019 - 10:38 PM

Kat Tolentino’s 36-point outburst propels Choco Mucho past Chef’s Classics while Army notches back-to-back wins

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline goes 10 in a row; Air Force upsets Motolite

Sep 18, 2019 - 9:52 PM

Jema Galanza and Risa Sato power Creamline to its 10th straight PVL victory as Air Force stuns Motolite in straight sets

PVL Open Conference Creamline vs Balipure. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline dumps Chef's Classics; Air Force stuns Army

Sep 14, 2019 - 8:08 PM

Playing minus Alyssa Valdez, the Creamline Cool Smashers flex their depth over Chef's Classics as Air Force secures a third straight victory

STEADY. The Creamline Cool Smashers strengthen their hold of the No. 1 spot. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Motolite arrests BanKo comeback; Air Force upsets Choco Mucho

Sep 11, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Tots Carlos and Isa Molde power Motolite against a resilient BanKo Perlas side

TAKE CHARGE. Tots Carlos pumps in 29 points in Motolite's bounce-back win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Petro Gazz Angels to represent PH in Taiwan tourney

Sep 11, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference winners hope to bring their champion form in their first international tourney

PROMISING. The Petro Gazz Angels are ready to step into the international stage. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PetroGazz ends Motolite streak; Air Force nabs first win

Sep 08, 2019 - 9:40 PM

PetroGazz stretches its winning run to 4 as Motolite star player Myla Pablo suffers an injury

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Cute chibi GIFs show you how to cheer for your favorite UAAP teams

Sep 08, 2019 - 2:56 PM

Save these GIFs and use it to show your school spirit in UAAP Season 82

Creamline completes first-round sweep; Army ends dry spell

Sep 07, 2019 - 10:58 PM

Creamline cruises past BaliPure to keep its perfect run going as Army snaps its skid versus Chef’s Classics

ON TARGET. Creamline's Pau Soriano gets one past the defense of BaliPure's Shirley Salamagos. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Eya Laure, Jovelyn Gonzaga make SEA Grand Prix lineup

Sep 05, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team fields a mix of veterans and young talents in the SEA Grand Prix for its 2019 Southeast Asian Games buildup

STANDOUT ROOKIE. Eya Laure is set to debut for the senior national women's volleyball team. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Creamline sweeps Army; Petro Gazz, BanKo pick up five-setter wins

Sep 04, 2019 - 10:45 PM

Alyssa Valdez steers the Morado-less Cool Smashers to their seventh straight PVL victory

Photo by Josh Albela/Rappler

2019 SEA Games: Kalei Mau targets women's volleyball gold

Sep 03, 2019 - 8:23 PM

Fresh off a conference MVP stint, Kalei Mau believes the Philippine women's volleyball team can make it far in the 2019 SEA Games

WINNING IT ALL. Kalei Mau awaits her national team debut. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline streaks to 6-0; BaliPure cops second win

Aug 31, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Alyssa Valdez and Creamline overpower Choco Mucho in a blockbuster PVL duel

PVL Open Conference Creamlie vs Motolite (8-14-2019). Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

BVR: Rondina, Pons lead stellar beach volley women's cast

Aug 30, 2019 - 10:48 PM

Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons headline a 10-team field in the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour Gran Ola, Lianga leg this weekend

POWER PAIR. Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons jope to put on another solid showing. Photo release

Motolite goes 3 in a row; BanKo, PetroGazz roll over foes

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:38 PM

Myla Pablo and Tots Carlos power Motolite to a quick win as BanKo Perlas and PetroGazz also breeze past separate PVL opponents

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Motolite notches back-to-back wins; BanKo trips Chef’s Classics

Aug 25, 2019 - 9:48 PM

Motolite and BanKo Perlas hack out dominant victories to stay on track of their PVL campaign

OVERPOWERED. Isa Molde and Motolite make quick work of BaliPure. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline still perfect; Choco Mucho back in winning ways

Aug 24, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Creamline dumps PetroGazz in a PVL finals rematch as Choco Mucho rebounds from a first loss

HOT START. Alyssa Valdez and Creamline roll to their fifth straight triumph. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline, Army still undefeated; BaliPure secures first win

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The Cool Smashers roll to a 4-0 start as the Lady Troopers pick up back-to-back wins in PVL action

THRILLER. Jovelyn Gonzaga and the Lady Troopers score a hard-earned win over the Flying Titans. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Choco Mucho impresses in debut over BaliPure

Aug 14, 2019 - 11:20 PM

Powerhouse Choco Mucho gets off to a hot start as Creamline also takes a 2-0 lead in PVL action

IN CONTROL. Choco Mucho star Maddie Madayag fires one past the defense of BaliPure's Menchie Tubiera and Satrianni Espiritu. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline sweeps returning Air Force; BanKo downs PetroGazz

Aug 11, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Creamline hacks out a convincing win over Air Force while BanKo stops PetroGazz in the PVL opener

HOT START. Creamline star Alyssa Valdez sails one past Air Force's Wendy Semana in the conference opener. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Road to repeat gets tougher for Creamline

Aug 07, 2019 - 8:10 PM

A gritty challenge awaits defending champion Creamline when the PVL Open Conference fires off this weekend

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Manilla Santos makes grand volleyball comeback with Choco Mucho

Aug 03, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Former La Salle star Manilla Santos returns to Philippine volleyball in the 2019 PVL Open Conference

VETERAN PRESENCE. Manilla Santos joins a formidable Choco Mucho squad bannered by UAAP champion players from Ateneo. Photo from Choco Mucho’s Twitter account

Debuting Choco Mucho ready for war in PVL Open Conference

Jul 18, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Pulling off a recruitment coup, Choco Mucho expects to make a splash early with former Ateneo stars Bea De Leon, Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag, and Kim Gequillana

Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

Dream come true: Ateneo towers to debut together in PVL 2019

Jul 16, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Ateneo Lady Eagles Bea de Leon, Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag, and Kim Gequillana are sticking together in their professional volleyball debut

REUNION. The recent graduates of the Ateneo Lady Eagles will make their professional volleyball debut in Choco Mucho. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PetroGazz imports give locals taste of championship

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:36 PM

'I know what it’s like to win a championship, the other girls don’t. So I wanted them to experience what I’ve experienced before,' says Finals MVP Janisa Johnson

FINALS MVP. Janisa Johnson's leadership inspires the team to win its first championship. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PetroGazz dethrones Creamline for first PVL crown

Jul 14, 2019 - 7:01 PM

League No. 1 PetroGazz Angels outlast the Creamline Cool Smashers in the do-or-die Game 3 to bag the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference title

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Pacifictown captures 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference bronze

Jul 14, 2019 - 4:33 PM

The Pacifictown Army Lady Troopers wrap up their 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference campaign with a podium finish

GRITTIER. Olena Lymareva-Flink and Pacifictown gets pushed to the limit, surviving a five-setter of a winner-take-all match against Banko Perlas. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler