La Salle ousts UP to mark UAAP Men’s Football Finals return

The De La Salle University Men's Football Team became the first team to enter the UAAP Men's Football Finals after they overcame their counterparts from the University of the Philippines, 2-1, in a thrilling semifinal duel Wednesday afternoon at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.Rookies Jovan Marfiga and Shanden Vergara rose to the occasion by providing the goals to send DLSU...

Football Diaries: All Grown Up

Whenever people talked about the De La Salle University (DLSU) Men's Football Team over the course of the season, many are quick to point out its youth. The most notable number mentioned is 13 - that's how many rookies the team has in its Season 81 roster. Youth is often seen by spectators as a disadvantage. It is often associated...

La Salle ends elimination round undefeated with FEU draw

The De La Salle University Women's Football Team shall enter the UAAP Season 81 Women's Football finals with no losses under its belt. In what was the team's last match of the regular season, La Salle fell victim to a late equalizer and drew 1-1 with the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws, Wednesday morning, at the Circulo Verde field in...

Can’t believe this is the Lady Spikers’ endgame

We have been here before. For newer “fans” and supporters of the Lady Spikers, it's during the La Salle-Ateneo era. Remember 14-0? Straight to the finals. With a thrice-to-beat advantage in the series that ended with the rest of the team vowing to make up to Aby Maraño for not winning against Ateneo? For the old school ones, the real OG...

Legends Corner: An Oral History of La Salle’s four UAAP Men’s Football Titles

Whenever a new UAAP season comes along, one of the major questions that faces De La Salle University-Manila is whether or not the UAAP Men’s Football Championship can finally return to Taft Avenue. Year in and year out, the DLSU Men’s Football Team suffered heartbreak after heartbreak in its quest to bring back the crown it last won in Season...

Free Points, Errors, Losing, but still Champions

Recently, and after our season ending loss to the UST Golden Tigresses, a picture of two Captains and La Salle sports power couple, Kib Montalbo and Desiree Cheng, was posted with the caption, "Thank You Captains".This sums up our bookend men's basketball and women's volleyball seasons. Mirror images of each other, both ended in futile title bids. Both headed...

Green Archers rout UST to open FilOil Preseason tournament

The Green Archers officially begin their UAAP preparations with a resounding win over UST 72-49 in yesterday's opening match of the Fil-Oil Flying-V Preaseason tournament. Incoming team captain Andrei Caracut led all scorers with 19 points, in which 15 came in the first half. Justine Baltazar added 10 points while Encho Serrano and Joaqui Manuel each chipped in 9.  After a...

La Salle celebrates finals qualification with resounding win over Ateneo

It is one thing to enter the finals, it's another thing to demonstrate why you deserve to be there.With a fourth straight finals ticket secured, the De La Salle University Women's Football Team enjoyed a 4-2 victory over archrivals Ateneo de Manila University, Saturday afternoon, at Circulo Verde.Hans-Peter Smit's wards were dominant right from kickoff as rookie striker Shai...

The Lady Spikers and the Houston Rockets

What the heck is this? Why am I captioning the Houston Rockets in a UAAP La Salle volleyball game?A couple of days ago, after game one of the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets playoff game this year, superstar guard James Harden, and his coach, Mike D'antoni, subtlety avoided suspensions and fines but nevertheless got their message accross....

Late Zubiri strike sends DLSU through to Men’s Football semis

The DLSU Men's Football Team booked their Final Four spot in dramatic fashion after leaving it late against the FEU Tamaraws. In the first minute of added time on the final day, substitute Xavier Zubiri secured the victory by scoring his first goal of his collegiate career. Prior to the game, the Archers were aware that a win would be enough...