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CA, Philo, Econ bag semis spots in Athena Cup basketball

CA, Philo, Econ bag semis spots in Athena Cup basketball

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TWO-TIME defending champion Communication Arts (CA), as well as Philosophy (Philo) and Economics (Econ), are advancing to the semifinals of the Athena Cup basketball tourney. CA barely outplayed Legal Management (LM), 67-61, on the back of their run and gun offense. The duo of CA’s Nicko Bahia and Juls Jolbitado secured the first half of the game by constantly driving and breaking for the net. LM trailed behind by only a few points in the second half by exploiting CA’s lapses in defense, but CA remained more aggressive and accurate with their two-pointers. Philo massacred English Language Studies (ELS), 81-38, by capitalizing on their opponent’s weak offense. Philo established their dominance as early as the first quarter, 24-9, and maintained their lead for the rest of
PolSci, CA to vie for Athena volleyball championship

PolSci, CA to vie for Athena volleyball championship

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By MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) and Communication Arts (CA) claimed the finals spots in the Athena Cup volleyball tourney after defeating Journalism (Journ) and Legal Management (LM), respectively. PolSci swept Journ early in the game with an 8-0 run, ending the first set at 25-13. Journ tried to catch PolSci with their own 7-0 run led by Rex Morales, but failed with service errors late in the second set, ending the game at 17-25, in favor of PolSci. "’Yung difficulty na kinaharap namin is ‘yung mawalan ng confidence ‘yung mga bata. Kasi I know ‘yung skills ando’n na talaga, execution na lang talaga sa kanila," PolSci Team Captain Ryan Tuguinayo told the Flame. CA overthrew defending champion LM in an intense three-set match, 25-23, 12-25, and 25-21
Socio dominates bracket in Athena basketball; Econ, LM, ELS, Hist win opening games

Socio dominates bracket in Athena basketball; Econ, LM, ELS, Hist win opening games

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO, CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN, and MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES SOCIOLOGY (Socio) secured a spot in the semifinals of the Athena Cup basketball tourney after demolishing Behavioral Science (BES), 62-52, and Asian Studies (ASN), 57-52. Socio ran through BES early in the first quarter, 17-9, despite the efforts of BES’s Marvic Ponti with his series of three-pointers. Socio prevailed despite multiple turnovers due to BES’s violations throughout the game, ending the bout at 62-52. ASN fell behind Socio throughout the game. Quick and consistent drives from Socio’s Rowi Pascual as well as a miracle shot in the last quarter from Raymund Abuel kept ASN at bay despite their 10-1 run in the fourth quarter. History bounced back from their loss to Economics (Econ), conque
CA dominates Journ in Athena basketball; Lit posts first win in years

CA dominates Journ in Athena basketball; Lit posts first win in years

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO   COMMUNICATION ARTS (CA) dominated Journalism (Journ) in the opening of the Athena Cup basketball tourney, ending the game at a staggering 87-34. CA took the lead early in the ballgame with an eight-point and 24-point run led by CA’s Kenneth Bataclan and Juls Jolbitado, ending the first quarter with a huge lead, 39-9. CA’s energy and offensive rebounds remained consistent in the second quarter, allowing them to end the second half at 54-16, furthering their lead by 38 points. Miscommunication and sloppy defense by Journ allowed CA to extend the score gap and finish the third quarter at 72-26. CA’s Aaron Joshua de la Cruz was injured with a dislocated shoulder and was immediately brought to the emergency room of the UST Hospital. Eri
CA, Journ, LM clinch semis spots in Athena volleyball

CA, Journ, LM clinch semis spots in Athena volleyball

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By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN and MA. LEANDREA A. TAMARES COMMUNICATION ARTS (CA), Journalism (Journ), and Legal Management (LM) dominated their brackets in the Athena Cup volleyball tourney and secured spots in the semifinals. CA swept Behavioral Science despite narrowly outplaying each other in first set, 25-18, and a neck-and-neck match in the second frame, 25-23. LM conquered English Language Studies (ELS) in a narrow match, 25-17 and 25-16. ELS tried to catch up to LM’s five-point lead in the second frame on the back of Ralph Magtalas’ spikes and Dana Marteja’s service aces, but ultimately failed. Journ outplayed Asian Studies (ASN) despite its error-plagued play in the first set, ending the game at 18-25, 25-23, and 24-26. ASN scored an eight-point run early on i
PolSci, BES, LM, CA, Journ bag opening games in Athena Cup volleyball tourney

PolSci, BES, LM, CA, Journ bag opening games in Athena Cup volleyball tourney

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By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO, ANGEL B. DUKHA III, and CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci), Behavioral Science (BES), Legal Management (LM), Journalism (Journ), and Communication Arts (CA) triumphed in their opening games in this year's Athena Cup volleyball tourney. PolSci posted an easy win against history and dominated both frames, 25-14 and 25-18. An early 15-0 run by PolSci gave the team a huge 17-2 advantage, allowing History only a 14-point finish. History tried to make a comeback at the start of the second frame but PolSci quickly regained momentum, finishing the game strong at 25-18. LM conquered Sociology (Socio) despite the latter’s best efforts in the second frame, finishing the game at 25-12, 24-26, and 25-20. Socio was dominated in the final frame
AB Volleyball teams wiped out in Goodwill quarters

AB Volleyball teams wiped out in Goodwill quarters

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By ANGEL B. DUKHA III THE Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women's and Men's Volleyball teams were wiped out in the quarterfinals of the Thomasian Goodwill Games on Wednesday. AB Women's went home with two losses, 23-25 and 21-25, against the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (CTHM). Both teams refused to give their opponent a huge advantage in the first set. AB managed to stay in the game despite the spiking arsenal of CTHM which left AB's score nailed at 9 points, 9-10 and 9-13. CTHM ran a series that again pinned AB's score at 19-21. Despite AB's strong defenses, CTHM prevailed, 25-23. The second frame began neck and neck but CTHM's consecutive errors allowed AB to take the lead, 10-5. However, AB choked on their own errors while CTHM deadlocked the game at 13-13...
AB Women’s Volleyball trumps Science, bounces from loss

AB Women’s Volleyball trumps Science, bounces from loss

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By CRIS EUGENE T. GIANAN THE Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Volleyball Team bested the College of Science (Science) on Thursday, avenging a narrow loss to the College of Tourism and Hospitality Management (CTHM) on Wednesday. AB seized both sets of the game against Science, ending the match at 25-13 and 25-21, respectively. Consistent attacks from AB Team Captain Arnica Ordoñez led the team to consequent runs in the first set, seizing the lead with a 10-point margin. Frequent errors from Science prevented them from closing the gap. Science came back in the second set, seizing an early lead against the Dapitan-based squad, 7-6, but their hopes were dashed when the women in blue deadlocked the game at 17-17. AB capitalized on the shanks from Science players, focusing on
AB Men’s Volleyball crushes Science in Goodwill opening

AB Men’s Volleyball crushes Science in Goodwill opening

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By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN THE Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Men’s Volleyball Team demolished the Faculty of Science (Science), 25-19 and 25-17, in their opening Goodwill Games match. AB’s immediately strong offense established their 6-3 lead and left Science trailing for the rest of the set. Service errors and apparent miscommunication plagued Science, leaving the ball hanging in their court multiple times, allowing AB's score to double theirs, 18-9. Despite AB’s own service errors, Mon Laurence Madeja’s hammering spikes and Mark Jason Pangan’s couple of service aces closed the first set at 25-19. A series of errors from AB and close saves by Jason Tormon allowed Science to close the gap from 19-14 to 19-17. Nevertheless, AB’s defense proved too strong, preventing Science fro