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...
By JOY THERESE C. GOMEZ and SYRAH VIVIEN J. INOCENCIO
KNOWN FOR her knack for going the extra mile in the volleyball court, the ferocious middle blocker Christine Dianne Francisco has emerged as the new team captain of the UST Golden Tigresses.
Tin, as she is fondly called, followed the sports legacies of her brother and grandparents, former Thomasian volleyball player Justin Francisco, former UST athletic director Felicitas Francisco, and member of the 1954 Philippine team for the World Basketball Championship (now FIBA World Cup) Ben Francisco.
She began her career as a Thomasian volleyball player during her sophomore high school year. Tin shares that the start of her volleyball journey was not a walk in the park as she joined her first volleyball team without even knowin...
By JOAHNA LEI E. CASILAO
THE Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Men's Volleyball Team suffered its first loss in the Thomasian Goodwill Games to the College of Commerce (Commerce), 25-23, 20-25, and 23-25 on Monday.
Both teams had a rocky start filled with service errors but solid blocks by Commerce gave them a five-point lead, 10-15, and later came 2 points away from winning at 18-23.
AB came back through a series of sharp spikes by Mon Laurence Madeja that tied the score at 23-23 and eventually won them the frame.
Beginning with a neck and neck rally for the second set, Commerce pulled ahead with four service aces, 24-20. A service error from AB gave Commerce the win.
Nerves choked AB during the third set, leading to several service errors and out-of-bound spikes, all wh...
POLITICAL SCIENCE (PolSci) is back in the spotlight of the Athena Cup mixed volleyball tournament as it is set to defend its title against a red hot Behavioral Science (BES) squad on Feb. 24.
PolSci prevailed over Legal Management (LegMa) in a heart-stopping five-set match, 27-29, 25-20, 19-25, 25-23, and 16-14 during their semifinal rubber match held last Feb. 20 at the Felix Huertas court.
Both teams displayed determination to claim victory during the first set as premier spikers Judenn Mascareñas of PolSci and Wayne Parulan of LegMa exchanged powerful spikes toward each other, which led the score to 11-10 in favor of LegMa.
LegMa did not easily give up the rally as Parulan’s spikes denied PolSci’s chances of owning the set, extending the score to 29-27.
Tables turned dur...
THE FACULTY of Arts and Letters (AB) Men’s Volleyball Team clinched a semifinal spot in this year’s Thomasian Goodwill Games after they handily disposed the College of Science (Science) during their quarterfinals match Saturday at the P. Noval Court.
Denying Science the chance to claim victory this time, AB immediately swept two of the three sets of the game, 25-17 and 25-20.
A storm of forceful spikes from AB’s Judenn Macareñas, Wayne Parulan, John David Subiere, and Charles Adrian Vallo outplayed Science to set the tone for the first set, 7-1.
Multiple errors from the players of Science troubled their bid to catch up with AB’s growing lead.
Stepping-up for the playoffs, AB’s Marjan Christopher Landan also delivered a barrage of hits, bringing the score to 14-7. AB cruised...
THE PLAYOFF hopes of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) Women’s Volleyball Team in the Thomasian Goodwill Games dimmed after it suffered its third straight defeat, this time in the hands of a surging Faculty of Medicine and Surgery (Medicine).
AB fell prey to Medicine in a two-set meltdown, 25-23 and 25-14, in their elimination round duel held Monday at the P. Noval Court.
Medicine came out streaking with an 8-0 run against AB, earning a 12-4 advantage in the first set. AB, however, bounced back and caught up through nimble offensive attacks.
The two sides clashed in an effort to take control of the match, but Medicine secured the set with its players’ swooping attacks, 25-23.
In the second set, Medicine took advantage of the Dapitan-based squad’s faulty spikes and servic...
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...
THE TEAM of Political Science (PolSci) crushed the hopes of Communication Arts (CA) for a back-to-back championship after emerging as victor in the AB Sportsfest mixed volleyball tournament finals, 25-17, 23-25, 25-23, and 25-21.
Determined to dethrone last year’s champion, PolSci immediately hustled to match the attacks of CA, earning them a four-to-nothing lead. The consecutive spikes of PolSci’s team captain Judenn Mascareñas prevented CA from gaining points.
CA’s team captain Froilan Hilario led his team in cutting the deficit to seven, 23-16, after PolSci failed to return Hilario’s drops.
But PolSci’s seething offense was too much for CA to handle, as they capped the first set with an eight-point advantage, 25-17.
The second set kicked off with PolSci having an early 5...
THE VOLLEYBALL teams of Communication Arts (CA) and Political Science (PolSci) will go against each other for the AB Sportsfest 2016 crown after finishing off their opponents in the semifinal rounds of the tournament held Monday.
Without the key player Jose Mari Sanga on the floor, Economics failed to continue their undefeated run in the tourney as CA grabbed the finals ticket through a straight-set win, 25-21, 25-22, and 25-18.
The last season’s top two teams went neck-and-neck in the early parts of the first set. The spikes of Economics’ Jayson Lumapas pierced through the defense of CA but were matched by the set plays and drop balls of Jepoy Francisco, tying the game at 21.
Economics conceded the first set to CA, 25-21, after making consecutive errors.
In the second set,...
THE TEAMS of Political Science (PolSci), Journalism, Literature, Economics, Communication Arts (CA), and English Language Studies (ELS) snatched their victories in the elimination round of Arcade: AB Sportsfest 2016 mixed volleyball tournament.
PolSci, Economics, CA, and ELS recorded a 1-0 win, while Journalism and Literature both earned a 1-1 standing.
PolSci's road to victory over Legal Management (LegMa) proved to be a bumpy ride as LegMa had the upper hand in the early minutes of the first set, thanks to the seething offenses of Wayne Parulan, until LegMa's offense and defense started to crumble.
PolSci capped the first set, matching LegMa’s attacks and minimizing their errors, 31-29.
PolSci’s supremacy became more evident as the lanky Judenn Mascareñas unleashed pierci...