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WATCH: UE Lady Warriors ready for turnaround

Feb 16, 2020 - 5:29 PM

Rookie-laden UE aims to come out fighting as the Lady Warriors unveil their new talents

STEPPING UP. Mean Mendrez aims to make the most out of her last year in the UAAP. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Young NU Lady Bulldogs stars thrust into major roles

Feb 12, 2020 - 7:35 PM

After just one season in UAAP women's volleyball, Ivy Lacsina and Jennifer Nierva step into bigger roles this year

STEPPING UP. Ivy Lacsina aims to step up to the challenge of leading the NU Lady Bulldogs. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UAAP Season 82 volleyball postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus threat

Feb 12, 2020 - 4:18 PM

The UAAP Season 82 second semester games will be postponed until further notice

POSTPONED. The Ateneo Lady Eagles will defend their UAAP Season 82 women's volleyball title. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Will Tai Bundit's magic work on the Adamson Lady Falcons?

Feb 11, 2020 - 9:58 PM

The young Adamson core mentored by UAAP champion coach Tai Bundit aims to make waves in Season 82

BOUNCE BACK BID. Tonnie Rose 'Thang' Ponce instills her veteran presence in the team. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

UAAP 'still a go' amid coronavirus threat

Feb 11, 2020 - 2:33 PM

'As for the UAAP, as we speak, we are all systems go,' says executive director Rebo Saguisag

PUSHING THROUGH. UAAP volleyball action is slated to push through amid the novel coronavirus threat. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: UP veterans relish UAAP Season 82 return

Feb 10, 2020 - 6:17 PM

Veterans Tots Carlos and Isa Molde are out to make the most of their final playing year in the UAAP

FINAL YEAR. Isa Molde grows to be one of the top players in the Philippines thanks to UP. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Laure sister act brings hype back to UST

Feb 09, 2020 - 8:04 PM

Champion sisters EJ and Eya Laure hope their lethal tandem adds firepower to the UST Golden Tigresses' UAAP volleyball campaign

SISTER ACT. Eya Laure is set to team up with her sister EJ after 4 years. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Champion veterans boost Ateneo Lady Eagles' title defense bid

Feb 08, 2020 - 12:01 PM

Just when you thought they're gone, Kat Tolentino and Jho Maraguinot return to play their final year in Ateneo

COMEBACK. Kat Tolentino is set to make a UAAP return this Season 82. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

WATCH: Ebon's return pumps up rebuilding FEU Lady Tamaraws

Feb 07, 2020 - 12:43 PM

The FEU Lady Tamaraws look to secure another UAAP Final Four berth with young star Lycha Ebon back from injury

RETURN. Lycha Ebon is slated to suit up for the FEU Lady Tamaraws this season. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Sports wRap: It’s nearly time for UAAP volleyball

Jan 24, 2020 - 9:32 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani give their take on the UAAP volleyball season, the PBA Finals, and the country’s bid in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Molde, UP veteran spikers back for another UAAP run

Jan 23, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Six veterans return as the UP women’s volleyball team targets a UAAP Final Four breakthrough

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Jho Maraguinot returns to Ateneo for UAAP Season 82

Jan 22, 2020 - 8:53 PM

(UPDATED) After sitting out for one season, veteran Jho Maraguinot suits up again to play her final UAAP year with the Ateneo Lady Eagles

UAAP RETURN. Jho Maraguinot decides to play her final year of eligibility with the Ateneo Lady Eagles. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Eya Laure out to strengthen UST bid after PH team stint

Jan 09, 2020 - 10:30 AM

UST star Eya Laure hopes her national team experience can boost the Tigresses' bid for a first UAAP volleyball title in 10 years

REINFORCEMENT. Eya Laure continues to be a key player for the UST Golden Tigresses. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Bigger things await PH men’s volleyball after breakthrough run

Dec 14, 2019 - 10:19 PM

After the historic SEA Games campaign of the Philippine men’s volleyball team, national federation LVPI vows to plot an even better training program

OVERACHIEVERS. The Filipino spikers pull off a SEA Games surprise. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Espejo signs with Thai club Visakha after SEA Games silver finish

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:29 PM

Fresh from leading the Philippines to a historic podium finish, Marck Espejo brings his act to Thailand

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Indonesia sweeps anew as PH settles for SEA Games men’s volley silver

Dec 10, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Despite settling for silver, the Philippine men's volleyball team closes out its best SEA Games campaign in 42 years

FIGHTING FORM. The Filipino spikers try to block Indonesia's attack. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Indonesia – SEA Games 2019 men's volleyball gold medal match

Dec 10, 2019 - 12:45 PM

After a miraculous semifinal triumph, the Philippine men's volleyball team shoots for a historic SEA Games gold against Indonesia

Valdez takes benching in stride as PH drops SEA Games bronze match

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:04 PM

After the Philippine volleyball team's gut-wrenching loss, Alyssa Valdez says 'if it’s not our time, it’s not our time'

PH Women's Volleyball team's Alyssa Valdez in tears after losing to Indonesia in the battle for bronze match, in the 30th SEA Games Women's Volleyball on December 9, 2019. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Indonesia deals PH volleyball one last heartbreak in 5-set bronze finish

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The Philippines fails to close it out as Indonesia rallies to spoil the Filipina spikers' bid to end their 14-year medal drought

PAINFUL ENDING. Mylene Paat and the Philippine women's volleyball team end up winless in the regionl meet. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

'Sarap maging Pinoy': Netizens ecstatic with historic SEA Games PH men's volleyball win

Dec 09, 2019 - 11:31 AM

The Philippine men's volleyball team finally gets the attention it deserves and we are all here for it

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Indonesia – SEA Games 2019 women's volleyball battle for bronze

Dec 09, 2019 - 9:35 AM

The Philippine women's volleyball team needs a win now more than ever as it fights for the bronze against Indonesia

Clutch Bagunas delivers as PH rewrites SEA Games volleyball history

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:34 AM

After toppling the kings of Southeast Asian volleyball, Bryan Bagunas and the rest of the Filipino spikers vow to go all out in the gold medal match

PH Men's Volleyball team takes set number 2 versus team Thailand, in the 30th SEA Games Men's Volleyball on December 8, 2019. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PH men's volley dethrones Thais, reaches first SEA Games gold match in 42 years

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:38 PM

In an incredible show of grit, the Philippines shocks defending champion Thailand in a grueling five-setter to advance to the men's volleyball championship round

MAJOR UPSET. Bryan Bagunas soars for a kill as the Philippines stuns powerhouse Thailand. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Thailand – SEA Games 2019 men's volleyball semifinals

Dec 08, 2019 - 12:24 PM

After absorbing its first loss, the Philippine men's volleyball team faces another tough foe in defending champion Thailand in the semifinal round

Maraño praises Valdez for playing through stomach pains

Dec 08, 2019 - 8:43 AM

The Philippine women’s volleyball team rallies together to get its offense going as Alyssa Valdez sits out

GUTSY. Aby Maraño and the Filipina spikers put up a fight despite the odds. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Indonesia rallies past PH in women’s volleyball bronze preview match

Dec 07, 2019 - 8:22 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team remains winless after bowing to Indonesia in a match serving as preview to their bronze medal duel

Filipina spiker Majoy Baron gets all fired up after scoring a point against the Indonesians. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Indonesia – SEA Games 2019 women's volleyball

Dec 07, 2019 - 12:31 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team hopes to break through the win column against Indonesia in a preview of their bronze medal match

Indonesia breaks PH’s hearts in men’s volleyball sweep

Dec 06, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The Philippine men's volleyball team heads into a semifinal showdown against defending champion Thailand after absorbing its first loss versus Indonesia

TOUGH DUEL. Filipino star Marck Espejo penetrates team Indonesia's defense. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Indonesia – SEA Games 2019 men's volleyball

Dec 06, 2019 - 1:21 PM

The Philippines men's volleyball team puts its dominant run to a test as it faces another unbeaten squad in Indonesia

PH beach volleyball teams snag SEA Games 2019 bronze

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:50 AM

(UPDATED) The winning tandems of Sisi Rondina-Bernadeth Pons and Dzi Gervacio-Dij Rodriguez power the Philippines to the beach volleyball podium

Philippines goes down swinging in Thailand sweep loss

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:22 PM

Feeding off captain Aby Maraño’s fire, the Philippines comes out fighting before bowing to 11-time SEA Games women's volleyball champion Thailand

FIGHTING FORM. Philippine volleyball star Alyssa Valdez attacks the defense of powerhouse Thailand. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Thailand – SEA Games 2019 women's volleyball

Dec 05, 2019 - 12:11 PM

The Filipina spikers brace for a tough showdown against Thailand, Southeast Asia’s undisputed best in women’s volleyball

PH men’s volleyball blasts Vietnam for SEA Games semis berth

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:18 PM

Marck Espejo and Bryan Bagunas showcase their usual dominance as the Philippines clinches a spot in the 2019 SEA Games men's volleyball action

SOLID WALL. The Philippine men's volleyball team puts up a solid defense against Vietnam. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Vietnam – SEA Games 2019 men's volleyball

Dec 03, 2019 - 11:21 PM

After an impressive start to its campaign, the Philippine men's volleyball team targets another commanding win versus Vietnam

PH bows to Vietnam in SEA Games 2019 women’s volleyball debut

Dec 03, 2019 - 8:41 PM

The Philippine women's volleyball team falls short in the opener but not after dragging favored Vietnam to a five-set thriller

GALLANT FIGHT. Aby Maraño and the Philippine women's volleyball team give Vietnam a scare. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PH falls to Thailand in SEA Games 2019 beach volleyball

Dec 03, 2019 - 4:19 PM

The Philippines falls short against volleyball powerhouse Thailand in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

CRUCIAL STAGES. Philippines aims to sweep Singapore to assure a podium finish. Photo from release

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Vietnam – SEA Games 2019 women's volleyball

Dec 02, 2019 - 10:38 PM

Bidding to end a 14-year medal drought, the Philippine women’s volleyball team starts its uphill SEA Games climb against dangerous Vietnam

Espejo, Bagunas lead PH domination of Cambodia

Dec 02, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Behind the star duo of Marck Espejo and Bryan Bagunas, the Philippine men’s volleyball team gets its campaign off to a rousing start

IN SYNC. Philippine head coach Dante Alinsunurin says his wards stuck to the game plan. Photo by Emerald Hidalgo/Rappler

PH sweeps Malaysia in SEA Games 2019 beach volleyball

Dec 02, 2019 - 2:59 PM

The Philippine women’s beach volleyball pairs keep their SEA Games medal hopes alive after blasting the Malaysian tandems

ON A ROLL. Sisi Rondina looks to lead the Philippines to a podium finish. Photo by Marga Deona/Rappler

Rondina, Pons boost SEA Games beach volley semis bid

Dec 02, 2019 - 7:31 AM

Top Filipina beach spikers Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons stay in the running for a semifinal spot in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Cambodia – SEA Games 2019 men's volleyball

Dec 01, 2019 - 11:54 PM

Led by captain John Vic de Guzman, the Philippine men''s volleyball team opens its SEA Games medal bid against Cambodia

SCHEDULE: SEA Games 2019 volleyball competitions

Dec 01, 2019 - 11:22 PM

Boasting powerhouse rosters, the Philippine volleyball teams vow to regain lost regional glory in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

'Answered prayer': Kat Tolentino to play final UAAP year with Ateneo

Nov 28, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Ateneo Lady Eagles star Kat Tolentino decides to play her 5th and final year with the UAAP volleyball defending champions

LEADERSHIP. Kat Tolentino is set to lead the young Ateneo Lady Eagles. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH beach volleyball vies for SEA Games 2019 dominance

Nov 26, 2019 - 12:28 PM

The SEA Games will serve as the zonal qualifier for the AVC Continental Cup Finals where an Olympic berth is at stake

BEST DUO. Sisi Rondina (left) and Bernadeth Pons lead the Philippine women's beach volleyball team. Photo from release

Rondina, Pons gear up for 2019 SEA Games beach volleyball

Nov 14, 2019 - 9:27 PM

Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons hope to show they're all set for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

READY. Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons target a solid showing in the three-day spikefest. Photo release

Jema Galanza bags 2019 PVL Open Conference MVP

Nov 09, 2019 - 10:21 PM

Creamline produces another MVP in Jema Galanza, who led the Cool Smashers to an undefeated tournament run

KEY PLAYER. Jema Galanza steps up to bag a breakthrough MVP title in the Premier Volleyball League. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline completes 20-0 sweep to retain PVL Open Conference crown

Nov 09, 2019 - 10:07 PM

The Creamline Cool Smashers trip the Petro Gazz Angels to claim the 2019 PVL Open Conference title with a rare tournament sweep

CONSISTENT PRESENCE. Alyssa Valdez flashes her championship experience over the Petro Gazz Angels. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Kalei Mau doubtful for 2019 SEA Games debut

Nov 08, 2019 - 5:51 PM

Fil-Hawaiian Kalei Mau needs to get clearance from the USA volleyball federation to play for the Philippines in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

CRUNCH TIME. Fil-Hawaiian Kalei Mau has to secure clearance from the USA volleyball federation in time for the 2019 SEA Games. Photo by  Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline blanks Petro Gazz in Game 1, nears tournament sweep

Nov 06, 2019 - 9:57 PM

The Cool Smashers move within a win from another PVL championship

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Creamline, Petro Gazz set up PVL title clash

Oct 27, 2019 - 11:23 PM

Months after their championship duel, Creamline and Petro Gazz meet again to fight for the PVL crown

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler