Greenstincts: The biggest threat against the Lady Spikers this season

I felt like a freshman beat writer as I made my way inside the decades-old, PhilSports Arena. I have a watched a game or two of men’s basketball but watching a women’s volleyball game and entering the players/coaches/media gate (Gate 5) was something very new to me. On the way to the venue and the said gate, I felt...

DLSU Lady Spikers UAAP 78 Preview: A last chance for the veterans

Season 77 Summary: 12-2; finished second in the elimination round; defeated the NU Lady Bulldogs in the stepladder semifinals; lost to the Ateneo Lady Eagles in the finals; Holdovers: Mary Joy Baron, Carol Ann Cerveza, Cyd Demecillo, Kim Dy, Mika Esperanza, Kim Fajardo (Team Captain), Ara Galang, Dawn Macandili, Mika Reyes, Christine Soyud Additions: Norielle Ipac, May Luna, Carmel June Saga,...

Greenstincts: Dear Green Archers, I wish I knew how to quit you

I have been meaning to use the title above for the entire second round of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament; now, as we bid the Green Archers’ Season 78 goodbye, seems like the most appropriate headline as well as personal sentiment on La Salle’s 6-8 win-loss record and 5th place finish in the standings. With their proverbial backs against the...

The Clipboard: The Perfect Effort

I think most of the articles coming out for tomorrow's game is all about putting pressure on the team to win. Well, I think nobody from the green side wants to end the men's basketball season tomorrow, right? So I guess this amount of pressure is just normal. So just for a change of theme, I thought of centering this...

Greenstincts: Never doubt the Green Archers’ hearts

Even the best soap and primetime shows pale in comparison to the plots and subplots in yesterday’s La Salle versus UP game. The Green Archers were hunting for the final slot in the Final Four while at the same time trying to exact revenge from a 66-71 first round upset. DLSU drew first blood by running off to a 19-6...

The Clipboard: Just win, baby.

Anybody familiar with this catch phrase? It is a popular American sports phrase from then-LA Raiders (a National Football League team) head coach and executive, Al Davis during his glory days with the team back in the 70's. Coming on Wednesday, I think everyone just wants the Green Archers to win so bad, everyone will not mind...

Greenstincts: For the Archers, there’s only the next game

While GreenFansPH has their Grandma Green (and her sermons), I have my own version of a Green Tita of Manila during yesterday’s 62-73 loss to the Ateneo Blue Eagles. From mentioning how the DLSU’s number 13 (Andrei Caracut) played poorly and committed a lot of mistakes to the team’s poor showing at the line, my aunt pretty much highlighted...

A Tale of Two Halves: Archers lose steam in second half, fall to Blue Eagles

The Green Archers were forcing turnovers and taking advantage of Ateneo’s miscues. They were moving the ball well and shooting at a high percentage. The problem was, this all happened in the game’s first twenty minutes. The uprising began early in the third on a Kiefer Ravena drive to the basket. Jeron Teng answered with a bucket of his...

The Clipboard: Hanging by a Moment

Yes I know, some of you may relate to it as a title of a song but for me, this best describes the Green Archers at the moment. A defeat tomorrow will have them removed out of the number four spot for the time being (depending on the result of the NU-UP game) while a victory will help...

Greenstincts: Sticking with the Green Archers through thick and thin

De La Salle versus National U Part Two was really a perfect example of how a system built on the foundation of basic fundamentals and teamwork can overcome brilliant individual performances. When NU’s Kyle Neypes went down with an ankle injury, J-Jay Alejandro stepped-up and torched the Green Archers’ defense; highlighted by a personal 8-0 run with 5:12 to...