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...
By LUIS MIGUEL B. ARUCAN
The Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Volleyball Team secured a spot in the quarter finals of the Thomasian Goodwill Games after defeating the College of Architecture (Arki), 25-15 and 26-24.
AB swiftly left Arki in the dust from 15-14 to a crushing 25-15 by stepping up their defenses in the first frame.
The second frame began neck and neck, 10-10, with multiple service errors from both sides.
Miscommunication among AB allowed Arki to briefly hold the lead, 16-13, but AB stayed close behind until a standoff at 21-21. AB overtook Arki, 23-22, after a blinding ace by Francette Flores.
After a total of nine deadlocks in the frame, Arki choked and failed to react to AB’s finishing volley.
AB team coach Bren Dion Mendoza said his players won...
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 ...
THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Volleyball Team exited early in the Thomasian Goodwill Games after bowing to the College of Architecture in a three set-thriller, 19-25, 25-16, and 16-25, at the P. Noval Court Tuesday.
Both squads fought neck-and-neck at the beginning of the second frame but a forceful hit by AB team captain Elyanna Dayanghirang broke the tie, 10-9.
The Dapitan-based squad maintained its momentum with good reception, and converted points from the service line, 22-12.
Architecture dominated the decisive set with sturdy defense and consecutive service aces from Patricia Tingjuy and Carina Dacanay, denying AB a quarterfinals spot in the tourney.
“‘Yung sinabi ko talaga sa kanila as the captain: it’s now or never. Mag-thank you tayo kay Lord kasi bi...
THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Volleyball Team posted its first victory after prevailing over the Faculty of Engineering Women’s Volleyball Team, 25-11 and 25-18, in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games held Tuesday at P. Noval Court.
AB’s Nica Flores blasted a 6-0 run with a series of service aces in the first set but was halted by an error at 10-7, in favor of the women in blue.
The Dapitan-based squad unleashed a 9-0 run against Engineering with Kacie Crisologo and Aldana Padernal's combined attacks, blowing the lead to 11, 21-10.
The opposing teams battled neck-and-neck in the second frame, forcing six deadlocks. AB crushed Engineering after 5-0 run.
AB team captain Elyanna Dayanghirang said the team members focused on improving their service and receive. ...
THE HIGH School Varsity-Team B (HS-B) Volleybelles overwhelmed the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Volleyball Team, 25-11 and 25-12, and handed the women in blue their first defeat in the latest season of the Thomasian Goodwill Games held Monday at the P. Noval Court.
HS-B’s Ivy Aquino secured victory for her team with a service ace, while AB endured errors throughout both sets.
AB team captain Elyanna Dayanghirang pointed out their faulty reception and poor services during their opening game.
“‘Yun talaga ‘yung puhunan kasi namin sa past tune-up games namin and past trainings,” Dayanghirang told the Flame. “Ngayon ‘yun ‘yung napag-usapan namin, sabi nga ng coach namin na kailangan namin bumawi sa service and sa receive kasi pangatlo [na priority] lang naman namin ‘yu...
HIGH SCHOOL Varsity-Team B (HS-B) Volleybelles pounced on an erratic Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Volleyball Team and posted their first win in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games.
HS-B grabbed the first set through seething attacks, while AB managed to bounce back in the second. However, the Dapitan-based squad faltered in the last of their three-set duel, 21-25, 25-22, and 19-25, yesterday at the P. Noval Court.
HS-B team captain Joann De Guzman launched her sharp spikes that denied any momentum for AB in the first set. AB then suffered consecutive service errors and gave away a 17-10 lead for HS-B.
AB cut the deficit to three, capped off by a drop ball from Viana Angeline Lazo, 24-21, but service errors kept plaguing their offense, which allowed HS-B to claim t...