Looking Good in PVL

These are the teams that are looking pretty good in the collegiate conference of the Premier Volleyball League (PVL)

  • Adamson Lady Falcons. They struggled during the Season 79 of the UAAP but despite the setback they challenged themselves to do better. Although they ranked in the lower part of the standings during their rally on the Open PVL Conference, they displayed resilience and showed a good fight against veterans and pro players in the said conference. They garnered respect on and off the court proving the effectivity of the system under Coach Pada.
  • Ateneo Lady Eagles. Despite of the recent loss to the team, Jia Morado as setter, Gizelle Tan as libero and Michelle Morente as spiker, they’ve proved that the system of Coach Tai remains with the team. They showed excellent serves and blocks aside from the versatility of the players playing different position during the games on PVL Collegiate Conference. Most veteran players of the team suffering or nursing injuries but the team delivers with a win. High regard setter Jia Morado is now with the team as an assistant coach which is helping the team in the transition process of them graduating and the youngster entering the court.
  • Far Eastern University. With the exposure of most FEU players in the pro-league, they’ve gained experience and technique that will help the team in their campaign for the PVL Collegiate Conference and eventually the upcoming UAAP Season 80. Despite the new system with their new coach, the group is still intact and gearing toward their ultimate goal.
  • National University. With an intact team, the Lady Bulldogs are at the peak of their game without letting the change of leadership in their coaching staffs affect their game. 
  • University of the Philippines. The recent change of some coaching staff after the resignation of Caoch Jerry Yee, Lady Maroons showed they can still be a strong opponent when it comes to offense and blocking. Adjustments were made by the team to fill the absence of players who graduated recently. Despite of these challenges, the girls are stepping-up and involving all players with their offense. Maturity comes to those who rise when the need occur and that’s exactly what the Lady Maroons did.

    These teams have plenty of time to prepare for their respective collegiate seasonal games and this is the perfect time to train and familiarize the players to find the combination best suited to be in the court.

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    Finals Series

    With two games done in a best of four series of the NBA Finals between Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, the public is now tensed on how the Cavaliers will come back from a deficit. 

    Golden State emerged victorious after the first game match up with the Cavs. In their second game, the Warriors proved that they can take the Cleveland with a convincing victory. 

    Now that the game three is on the Cavaliers home court, will the Cleveland team bring down the Warriors and achieved their first win of the series?Will the Warriors continue to dominate the series with another will?

    One thing is for sure the Finals will be an exciting experience for both teams and fans.

    For the Game

    Rooting for Golden State Warriors for the finals against the East. With what they are playing I think there is a big chance that it will happen.

    On the other hand, I wanted the game in the Western play off to be exciting as possible but the Spurs undermanned playing its a bit disappointing. Though you can see how the Spurs showing resilence but man the Warriors are showing variety of offense-defense tactics with great execution maintaining double digits advantage mostly during the whole first half.

    Volleyball Drama

    Game 1 of Season 79 Finals ended with a heartbreaking but well fought battle for the Ateneo Eagles but the Lady Eagles are positively moving on from their loss. 

    Promising to bounce back and win the remaining games until the Game 3 of the Finals which fortunately the day of the Ateneo Lady Eagles’ team captain Julia Melissa Morado. 

    Which team will be claiming the tittle of this Season 79 volleyball championship?

    Will the La Salle defend their title? or Will the Ateneo gain their most awaited third championship in the history?

    Tune in for more updates in ABS-CBN Sports and Action. 

    Game On

    Ateneo-La Salle rivalry in Women’s Volleyball of Season 79 as they faced in the Finals Game 1 gave me chills and heartpumping feeling.

    I’m rooting for the Ateneo Lady Eagles to win the championship despite losing the first match up with their rivals in the finals game. 
    My confidence and prayer will be for them to win the championship this year. Stay strong girls.

    Applause to the efforts of both teams for giving us a great game despite of all controversies. To the players, Gizelle Tan who gave her best knowing that being the libero is one of the hardest and most important jobs on the floor, Bea de Leon who I felt the sadness the most and did her job with utmost effeciency through her blocks, quick plays and that BEAstly presenc of her in the court, Jhoana Maraguinot who never stopped doing what she did best which is soaring ang providing points for the team despite of wrong and no calls during the game, Jia Morado who uplift the team’s morale, doing her job in the most amazingly possible despite of poor reception and being the emotional anchor of the team, Michelle Morente who is all over the floor that gave her triple double performance in the crucial game of the team, I hope that the team will maximize their strong points which is their offense because I believe that the strong defense is offense.

    STRONG DEFENSE IS OFFENSE. 

    I am one of the people who believe in the potentials and abilities of the Ateneo Lady Eagles and respect the fair game with their opponents espcially the La Salle Lady Spikers.

    #FightOnAteneo

    Fangirling vs Analyzing

    I’ve been so focused on my studies nowadays and I haven’t made much time in blogging but due torecent event in the field of UAAP Volleyball where the rivalry continues I came to support the Lady Eagles and will be cheering on them all the way.

    I named this blog sports analysis but I’m not only analyzing games here rather I do have other things to say and advocacies to promote thus I added the “and beyond ” phrase to encompass things like this.

    Fangirling is real. Analyze the game later.

    Small Talks

    Women’s Volleyball Finals of UAAP Season 79 is few days away and this is the time where players will be needing all the encouragement before going to that Finals court. 

    I’ve been an Ateneo fan for as long as I can remember. I’ve watched players grow and make their own names in the court. I became a fan not because of certain players but because of teamwork and on how the team crawled its way up. I also have been a varsity athlete for 4 years and my journey was just like the Ateneo Lady Eagles.
    This is why I decided to post this message hoping that the team I’m rooting for will have the emotional strength they need.
    When the year of Gretchen Ho, Fille Cainglet, Angeline Gervacio, Jem Ferrer and Bea Tan ended their UAAP career, the likes of Jia Morado, Michelle Morente, Jhoanna Maraguinot lead by Alyssa Valdez came into the picture. The following year when the Thailand coach, Anusorn Bundit, lead the team it was the year when Ateneo first have the UAAP Championship Title and it is no secret. The victory was followed by its 2nd championship until the year when Alyssa Valdez, Amy Ahomiro, Ella de Jesus and Denise Lazaro graduated and they lost the championship to their rival, La Salle. 

    This year spectators doubted the girls in saying they are not a final four contender but I didn’t lost faith in them.

    Jia when first played as the rookie setter in Ateneo, I admired her bravery and heartstrong committment to the team. Her composure and leadership along with her trusts and plays given to her teammates made me love her more. I hope that Jia will hold on to the feeling when she first got the acknowledgement she deserved to boost her confidence. Be humble as you are and never lose faith in your teammates. 

    Mich is one of the players that is doing it all. Her energy inside the court that radiates to her teammates and infects them with her playfulness to lighten the mood of the team. It is important to have that kind of person in the floor who reminds the players to play their game and put the pressure aside knowing that too much pressure hinders the performance of an athlete. In the incoming game, I hope that Mich will be her playful and bright self first and foremost in order to deliver her full potential during the games. Cheer-up and do what you always do, Attack and Defend.

    Jho is one of the players who felt the pressure of stepping-up for team because it is expected of her. I saw her ups and downs during her career, how she overcame all of it and I’m proud of her because of that.  I believe that confidence is one of the factors that greatly affects players and Jho one of those. I hope that Jhoanna will not doubt herself. We, your fans, believe in you. You have to believe it yourself that you can do it all with God’s grace and it will be given to you. Don’t let other people criticisms get into you because they don’t know your story. You have your team to watch your back so do what you do best, Soar high, do that wise and power spike.

    I may not be the person in position to say those things since I don’t know you personally but I feel like an older sister giving advice to my younger siblings so just bear with me. 
    Every player has there own strengths and weaknesses but what matter most is how you channel an make us of these in order to achieve your goal. Go ATENEO. ONE BIG FIGHT. 

    credit photos to GetBlued.