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Monthly Archives: March, 2014

End of an Era: Lady Spikers’ four-peat bid foiled by Ateneo

Mika Reyes had just checked back in the game, and, a little later, scored after pushing the ball past a couple of blockers. The scoreboard read 21- Ateneo, 19-La Salle. The lead, which once stood at a game-high of...

Game 4 Preview: Lady Spikers’ poise and experience to be tested in their “winner-take-all” battle vs Ateneo

The only way to win the championship is to focus on winning a point at a time. We have to want to win each point, and do what it takes to win that point. As Coach Ramil famously said,...

The View from the Armchair: Lady Spikers pushed to the limit

There have been times when our team has taken their collective foot off the gas pedal. That could be one reason for yesterday's tight loss. Ateneo's a good team with a good coach, and their motivation is a match...

Lady Spikers’ comeback falls short against Lady Eagles in heart-stopping Game 3 finish

For the game’s first two sets, Alyssa Valdez kept scoring through a dizzying array of attacks, Amy Ahomiro and Michelle Morente backstopped their team captain’s effort, and Ateneo Coach Asunorn “Tai” Bundit kept dancing on the sidelines.  The Lady...

The View from the Armchair: Lady Spikers bounce back in Game 2 to move one win away from 4-peat

Today’s 25-14, 25-20, 19-25, 26-24  win by the Lady Spikers brought them one win away from an unprecedented 4-peat. The heart of a champion. The best way to test that is to see how they responded to setbacks and adversity. The...

With Game 1 loss, the Lady Spikers’ road to the 4peat just got a little bit harder

We lost. Surprise! Or maybe not. The first game of the finals saw a first loss for the previously unbeaten Lady Spikers. The 18-day break afforded the Lady Spikers plenty of time to rest and prepare for the eagerly awaited...

Lady Spikers succumb to Lady Eagles in UAAP finals opener

Cyd Demecillo received a perfectly timed set from Kim Fajardo, and she directed the ball past the extended arms of two blockers towards the end of the Ateneo side, where she found a hole in the Lady Eagles' defense....

Finals Preview: Lady Spikers meet familiar foe on their march to fourth straight crown

The storied Ateneo-La Salle rivalry has truly transcended the hardwood and trickled onto other UAAP athletic events, with volleyball being the foremost of them. For most of the year, it seemed as if the archrivals would not be meeting in...
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Wow what a quarantine period it has been so far. Less than three months into this crap, a plethora of history happened.I mean between...

What if Ben Mbala played 4 UAAP seasons for La Salle?

Make no mistake about it, Ben Mbala is a transcending figure that left a remarkable legacy in the collegiate game. His stellar performance in his...

List of ‘Super Classic’ La Salle games that you can watch at home

We know that most of you are stuck at home during these challenging and unprecedented times. And we also know that you all miss...

For Jade Fuentes, a spot on the court isn’t given. It’s earned

If you already thought that the DLSU Lady Spikers’ frontline this past UAAP Season 82 - for one game, at least - looked formidable,...