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MrM
03-05-2013, 01:27 PM
Dungo told: Shape up or ship out

Published on Monday, 04 March 2013 23:00 Written by BONG PEDRALVEZ .
Source: Malaya Business Insight


TWO leading figures in the local volleyball scene yesterday called for a change of leadership in the Philippine Volleyball Federation headed by embattled PVF president Gener Dungo.

“Dapat na palitan kasi wala namang nakikitang programa for the past two years,” noted Ateneo athletic director Ricky Palou, a former association board member when it was still known as the Philippine Amateur Volleyball Association.

“Having a national women’s team tryouts for the Myanmar Southeast Games without the PVF spending a single centavo is a good thing and yet the president seems indifferent to the move, and even wants to scrap it,” added Palou, one of the founders of the highly-successful Shakey’s V-League. “What kind of leadership is that?”

He disclosed there was a time when the Shakey’s V-League sought PVF sanction “but we are no longer interested since we have shown that we can independently run a league successfully without it (PVF).”

Palou said that Dungo might want to consider stepping down “for the good of Philippine volleyball.”

Dungo will have the chance to air his side when he graces today’s PSA Forum at Shakey’s Malate.

Well-respected veteran coach Dulce Pante, who has handled Adamson University for 16 years before retiring this year, noted that when the PVF conducted its tryouts under Dungo “wala halos sumisipot. Something must be wrong (about the PVF leadership).”

Pante, who also heads the country’s biggest volleyball referees association, said she found nothing wrong in the help being offered by long-time international volleyball official Tats Suzara who is spearheading another set of tryouts for the country’s volley team to the Myanmar Games.

“Wala namang mamawala kung makakatulong sila ng malaki. Buti nga matutuloy ang national team,” Pante said.

She added that since Dungo took over two years ago “ang tagal na kaming naghihintay, sige lang ng sige pero wala namang pinatutunguhan. Marso na, kailan pa sila (PVF) kikilos, wala namang programa para sa national team.”

With standouts from the UAAP and NCAA coming in droves for the tryouts being conducted by Suzara, “yes we can still form a competitive team for the SEA Games. Kung makaka-select tayo, we can compete abroad. You have seen how strong these players are,” Pante said.

“Maganda ang patutunguhan ng national team. Di na kailangang hintayin ang PVF,” she added.

Suzara has been appointed as national team consultant by PVF secretary-general Vangie de Jesus but his appointment was not recognized by Dungo.

AnthonyServinio
10-17-2014, 09:07 PM
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MAKATI CITY – After weeks of speculation, the Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) finally unveiled the members of the national teams for Women and Men that will aim to compete in the 28th Southeast Asian Games next year in Singapore. The last time the country sent representatives to the biennial regional sports meet was back in 2005 when the Philippines acted as hosts with the ladies grabbing the bronze medal. READ MORE (http://servssports.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/presenting-the-philippine-volleyball-teams-2015/)

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AnthonyServinio
01-16-2015, 05:36 PM
AT LEAST they are talking. There is light at the end of the tunnel of the current leadership crisis of the Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) as the two warring factions have recently sat down to name sportsman Edgardo “Boy” Cantada as the association’s new Chairman to replace Pedro Mendoza Jr. who passed away last year. READ MORE (https://servssports.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/volleyball-row-close-to-solved/)

AnthonyServinio
01-21-2015, 08:28 AM
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MAKATI CITY – Defending champion Centro Escolar University Lady Scorpions began their quest for a volleyball treble on a high note by smashing the Saint Clare College of Caloocan Lady Saints in straight sets, 25-21, 25-21 and 25-15 at the start of action of the 14th National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) Volleyball Tournament at the Makati Coliseum Tuesday afternoon (January 20). In the other completed contest, last year’s runner-up Rizal Technological University Lady Thunder gave a rude welcome to the debuting Philippine Christian University Lady Dolphins also in straight sets, 25-4, 25-14 and 25-7. READ MORE (https://servssports.wordpress.com/2015/01/21/3432/)

AnthonyServinio
01-27-2015, 11:46 PM
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MANDALUYONG CITY – Rizal Technological University remained the only undefeated side at the resumption of the 14th National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities. (NAASCU) Volleyball Tournament at the RTU Gym Tuesday (January 27). The host Lady Thunder exacted revenge on defending champions Centro Escolar University in three sets, 25-14, 26-24 and 25-17 in a rematch of last season’s Women’s Division Finals. READ MORE (https://servssports.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/rtu-ceu-pace-14th-naascu-volleyball/)

AnthonyServinio
03-04-2015, 06:06 AM
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MAKATI CITY – Rizal Technological University ended the two-year reign of Centro Escolar University as champions of National Athletic Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAASCU) women’s volleyball with a dramatic four-set victory in the winner-take-all Game Three last Tuesday (March 3) at the Makati Coliseum. Final scores were 25-22, 23-25, 25-15 and 25-15 in favor of the Lady Thunder. READ MORE (https://servssports.wordpress.com/2015/03/04/lady-thunder-new-volleyball-champs/)

AnthonyServinio
04-08-2015, 03:28 AM
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ALL IS set for the Philippines’ grand return to the international volleyball scene via the 18th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship scheduled for May 20 to 28, 2015 in the cities of Tianjin and Beijing, China. Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas (LVPI) in cooperation with the Philippine Super Liga (PSL) has officially started tryouts and preparations under the supervision of multi-titled coach Sammy Acaylar Tuesday evening (April 7) at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. READ MORE (https://servssports.wordpress.com/2015/04/08/china-or-bust-for-pinay-volleybelles/)

gameface_one
05-17-2015, 07:06 PM
Cagayan Valley makes short work of Meralco to stay alive for remaining finals berth in Shakey's V-League
From: Mei-Lin LozadaMay 17, 2015, 06:12 pm


Cagayan Valley makes short work of Meralco to stay alive for remaining finals berth in Shakey's V-League
Members of the Cagayan Valley Rising Suns celebrate their straight sets win over Meralco. Freddie Dionisio

CAGAYAN Valley reinforces its Finals bid in the Shakey’s V-League Season 12 Open Conference following a straight set win over Meralco, 25-20, 25-22, 25-21, in their semifinals match Sunday at The Arena in San Juan.

Aiza Maizo-Pontillas finished with 21 points, all from spikes while Rosemarie Vargas added 10 for the Lady Rising Suns, who evened their record at 1-1 in the single round semifinal phase.

They are now tied with defending champion Philippine Army just behind leader and finalist PLDT Home Ultera (2-0).

“Nagkaroon pa kami ng magandang tsansa,” said Cagayan Valley coach Nes Pamilar, whose team will take on Philippine Army in a do-or-die match on Tuesday.

A win by the Lady Rising Suns would arrange for them a title series against the Ultra Fast Hitters.

“Na-excute naman ang lahat ng nai-practice namin. ‘Yung mga palo nila sa open, nadepensahan namin," added Pamilar.

The Lady Rising Suns started flat in the third set, 3-5, before they snatched the lead, 8-5, after scoring five successive points and never looked back.

Cha Cruz and Paneng Mercado led the Power Spikers with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Meralco dropped to 0-2 and out of contention for the remaining finals berth.

gameface_one
05-17-2015, 07:10 PM
Alyssa Valdez's star turn and other lessons to take from Asian Under-23 Championship
From: Reuben TerradoMay 10, 2015, 05:29 pm

Alyssa Valdez's star turn and other lessons to take from Asian Under-23 Championship
The Philippines won two of seven games, took a set against reigning Under-23 world champion China and finished seventh in a 12-team field - not bad for a team formed hastily amid a leadership wrangle and trained for just three weeks, seldom with a full complement of players.

AFTER a decade-long absence, the Philippines has made a memorable return to the international volleyball scene by way of the Asian Under-23 Women's Volelyball Championship in Manila.

The Philippines won two of seven games, took a set against reigning Under-23 world champion China and finished seventh in a 12-team field - not bad for a team formed hastily amid a leadership wrangle and trained for just three weeks, seldom with a full complement of players.

The future no doubt is bright for Philippine volleyball, which is in the middle of a rebirth that has seen leagues born left and right and volleyball stars turn into celebrities.

This tournament taught Philippine volleyball five more lessons moving forward.

Star turn for 'Baldo'

There is no question about Valdez’s superb talent and her dominance in the local leagues like the UAAP. But her stint in the Under-23 tournament proved that she can also be one of the best in Asia.

Despite an injury to her spiking hand, Valdez, or 'Baldo' to her coach Roger Gorayeb, held her own against Asia's finest, scoring almost at will with her picture-perfect spikes from the back row and timely drops.

She was so impressive that the Philippines relied on her - often too much - to bail them out time and time again, so much so that she ended up averaging 18.4 points and scored 31 points in one game alone.

Little wonder she and middle blocker Jaja Santiago turned a lot of heads in the tournament.

Alyssa Valdez has made quite an impression while playing against the best in Asia. Freddie Dionisio

Alyssa Valdez has made quite an impression while playing against the best in Asia. Freddie Dionisio

Reality check for Philippine volleyball

As well as the Philippine team played, the tournament showed we still have a lot of catching-up to do against our Asian neighbors, no thanks to the dark years when volleyball was all but dormant in the country.

Forget China, for now. As it is we still lagged behind Southeast Asian rival Thailand which has risen to become a regular in the FIVB Grand Prix circuit and has in fact clinched a place in the World Under-23 Championship with its runner-up finish in the Manila tournament.

The vibrant local volleyball scene and the return of the Philippines to the international scene is just the start. Hopefully a more stable national team program can be established, with cooperation from all the major stakeholders in the sport.

Height isn’t always might

China won the gold medal with a team with an average height of 185 centimeters. But this competition has also shown that a team doesn’t necessarily need to be tall to be good in Asia.

Take the case again of Thailand, which, along with fourth-placer Japan, only have an average height of 174 cms. Bronze medalist Korea has a slightly better average height at 176 cms. The Philippines is actually taller than the three teams, having an average height of 178 cms.

Coach Tai Bundit has no doubt helped raise the standards of Philippine volleyball. Mei-Lin Lozada

Coach Tai Bundit has no doubt helped raise the standards of Philippine volleyball. Mei-Lin Lozada

Coach Tai's positive influence

Coach Anusorn 'Tai' Bundit found himself a dancing rival in the tournament when compatriot Nataphon Srisamutnak, the coach of the Thai national team, showed off his own dance moves on the sidelines during the tournament.

But there's no denying the positive influence Coach Tai has had on Philippine volleyball ever since he took on the coaching job of the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP.

His spartan training, which spelled success for Ateneo in the UAAP, has no doubt helped raise the standards as well as the level of play in Philippine volleyball, showing everybody that there is no substitute to hard work.

Need for a united front

If this Philippine team can turn heads in the Asian Under-23, imagine if national coach Roger Gorayeb succeeded in signing up all the players on his wish list.

That, unfortunately, is easier said than done. The Philippine national team program is coming off a reboot and it will take time before the Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas Inc. (LVPI) will get the cooperation of all the major stakeholders and forge a united front for the sake of the national team.

That should be the next big battle for Philippine volleyball.

gameface_one
05-19-2015, 02:26 PM
Near-perfect attendance as PH volleyball team buildup for SEA Games shifts to high gear

FOR the first time in over a week, practice for the Philippine women's volleyball team bound for the Southeast Asian Games enjoyed near-perfect attendance at the Blue eagle Gym inside the Ateneo campus.

"Andito 'yan silang lahat kanina," said national coach Roger Gorayeb, who had all but one of the 13 players in his pool showing up for the training he supervises with assistant coach Tai Bundit.

"Umalis lang ng maaga 'yung iba kasi may practice din daw sila sa mga club teams nila," he added.

Present were Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago, Gretcel Soltones, Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Rachel Anne Daquis, Aby Maraño, Jovelyn Gonzaga, Rhea Dimaculangan, Maika Ortiz, Jia Morado, Bea de Leon and libero Denden Lazaro were present.

The lone player missing was Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, who posted on her Twitter account on Friday night that she was cut from the Singapore-bound team.

However, Gorayeb said no one has yet to be cut from the team, explaining that Maizo-Pontillas failed to show up for practice due to her commitment with V-league club team Cagayan Valley.

"Si Aiza lang ang wala kasi may practice daw sa Cagayan," said Gorayeb

gameface_one
05-19-2015, 02:26 PM
Near-perfect attendance as PH volleyball team buildup for SEA Games shifts to high gear

FOR the first time in over a week, practice for the Philippine women's volleyball team bound for the Southeast Asian Games enjoyed near-perfect attendance at the Blue eagle Gym inside the Ateneo campus.

"Andito 'yan silang lahat kanina," said national coach Roger Gorayeb, who had all but one of the 13 players in his pool showing up for the training he supervises with assistant coach Tai Bundit.

"Umalis lang ng maaga 'yung iba kasi may practice din daw sila sa mga club teams nila," he added.

Present were Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago, Gretcel Soltones, Dindin Santiago-Manabat, Rachel Anne Daquis, Aby Maraño, Jovelyn Gonzaga, Rhea Dimaculangan, Maika Ortiz, Jia Morado, Bea de Leon and libero Denden Lazaro were present.

The lone player missing was Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, who posted on her Twitter account on Friday night that she was cut from the Singapore-bound team.

However, Gorayeb said no one has yet to be cut from the team, explaining that Maizo-Pontillas failed to show up for practice due to her commitment with V-league club team Cagayan Valley.

"Si Aiza lang ang wala kasi may practice daw sa Cagayan," said Gorayeb

gameface_one
05-20-2015, 01:19 PM
PLDT escapes Meralco to remain unbeaten in V-League

By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 05/19/2015 8:03 PM

MANILA, Philippines – PLDT Home Ultera overcame an inspired challenge by a gutsy Meralco squad to win in five sets and remain unbeaten heading into the Finals of the Shakey's V-League Season 12 Open Conference Tuesday at the Arena in San Juan.

PLDT had already clinched a spot in the Finals, where they will face a veteran Army squad, but got a momentum boost nevertheless with a heart-stopping 22-25, 25-15, 21-25, 25-16, and 18-16 victory over Meralco.

The victory, which took PLDT a little over two hours to complete, extended their winning streak to 10 games, and finished 3-0 in the round-robin semi-finals.

"Gusto ko rin magpahinga at maraming may sakit sa team," admitted PLDT head coach Roger Gorayeb after their game, as quoted by Tie Breaker Times. "Si Alyssa (Valdez), 'di ko pa nga pinasok ng first set."

Valdez entered late in the opening set, and was able to immediately score, but it was not enough as Meralco nabbed the opener, 25-22. PLDT recovered in the second, with Valdez and Jaja Santiago leading the way, and won comfortably, 25-15.

With Abigail Maraño and Maica Morada leading the charge, Meralco bounced back in the third set to push PLDT to the brink, only to see the Fast Hitters get off to a quick start in the fourth set and push the match into a do-or-die fifth set.

PLDT raced to a quick 4-1 start in the final set, but Meralco recovered and soon the two squads were going back-and-forth, with Valdez and Maraño spearheading their respective squads.

After Valdez gave PLDT an 11-9 lead, Maraño sparked a 4-0 run – capped by back-to-back blocks on Valdez – to suddenly put Meralco in control, 13-11. Valdez halted the run with a crosscourt kill, only to see Maraño respond with her trademark running attack to put Meralco at match point, 14-12.

PLDT was able to tie the match at 14-all thanks to Valdez and veteran Sue Roces, and Santiago's re-entry gave the Fast Hitters a huge boost. Her quick hit, followed by a hitting error by Meralco's Cha Cruz, put PLDT at match point for the first time, 16-15.

Valdez, however, committed a service error to tie the game for the last time at 16-all. Santiago quickly came to PLDT's rescue, scoring again on a quick hit in the middle, and another hitting error by Cruz – this time, going wide on a down-the-line attack – sealed the deal for the Fast Hitters.

"Nag-work sa amin halos lahat. Wala akong masabi," said Santiago, who finished the game with 19 points including 16 attacks.

Valdez scored 23 points, 21 coming off attacks, while Gretchel Soltones shook off a poor start to finish with 12 points, including five blocks.

Maraño had 19 points on 13 attacks and four blocks for Meralco, which failed to win a single match in the semi-finals. Morada added 14 points.

PLDT will now move on to face Army in the Finals, starting Thursday.

"One day lang ang preparation namin for the Finals, kaya bahala na," said Gorayeb, who noted that Army has the advantage of being a veteran team that has played together for a long time now.

Meralco, meanwhile, will play Cagayan for third place.

gameface_one
05-21-2015, 04:01 PM
PLDT, Army kick off V-League title showdown

ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 05/21/2015 7:56 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Unbeaten PLDT Home Ultera goes for the first of two wins it needs to cap a record campaign, but is expected to face a tough challenge from a veteran Army side as the two powerhouse squads face off in Game 1 of the best-of-three Shakey's V-League Season 12 Open Conference Finals Thursday at the San Juan Arena.

PLDT has already beaten Army twice this conference – a straight-sets romp in the elimination round, and then a come-from-behind five-set victory in the semifinals last Sunday.

PLDT's aura of invincibility has taken a dent, however, as they also had to struggle before escaping a gritty Meralco side in another five-set encounter last Tuesday.

Moreover, Army has the tools and materials to match PLDT's vaunted firepower, and they also have the experience that can help them in the championship.

With open spikers Rachel Ann Daquis, Jovelyn Gonzaga, and Dindin Santiago-Manabat in charge at the net, Mary Jean Balse and Nerissa Bautista – both former MVPs – must provide the team with the stability it needs if matches go down-the-wire once more.

Army likely needs to click on all cylinders to stop PLDT's offense.

In their previous game against Meralco, Alyssa Valdez came off the bench and still finished with 23 hits to help the Ultra Fast Hitters past the Power Spikers, who came just short of becoming the first team to deal PLDT with a loss.

Expected to back up Valdez are Jaja Santiago, Gretchel Soltones, Suzanne Roces, as well as setter Rubie de Leon.

Army is expected to come out smoking in their 4 p.m. showdown, as they are determined to finally end PLDT's 10-game winning streak and fuel their own drive for the title.

With Soltones, the standout from San Sebastian, completing PLDT's fearsome frontline, the Lady Troopers will have to devise plays on how to neutralize the Fast Hitters' offensive options, though Army also has a slew of power hitters and veteran stoppers.

Reception and floor defense are also expected to play a big role for each side, especially their service, which has stalled many former teams' bids in a championship series.

Meanwhile, Cagayan Valley and Meralco will also start their own best-of-three series for third place at 2 p.m.

gameface_one
05-24-2015, 06:07 PM
PLDT forces do-or-die game for V-League crown

By Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 05/24/2015 3:30 PM
MANILA, Philippines – PLDT Home Ultera struck back with a vengeance as they defeated Philippine Army in four sets to send the Shakey's V-League Season 12 Open Conference Finals into a third and deciding game Sunday at the Arena in San Juan.

Led by newly crowned league MVP Alyssa Valdez, PLDT claimed a 25-16, 25-22, 19-25, and 25-16 victory in just under two hours to tie the best-of-three series at one game apiece.

After a straightforward win by PLDT in the opening set, Army looked as though they would equalize as they took the lead in the second, 11-6, only to see Valdez rally the Ultra Fast Hitters.

Valdez displayed her remarkable talent for scoring as she broke through triple blocks and scored even from the backrow, helping PLDT steal take a 16-15 advantage after trailing by as much as five points.

They were able to hold off Army the rest of the way to take a 2-0 lead.

Army pulled one back with a 24-19 win in the third set, but Valdez and company made sure that there would be no comeback for the Lady Troopers as they triumphed in the fourth set.

Jaja Santiago put the finishing touches on the win with a huge hit from the middle, her 20th point of the game.

"Nag-work as a team kami, and it really went well for the team," said Valdez, who finished with 26 points on 20 attacks, four aces, and two blocks.

Santiago had 13 attacks and five blocks in the game, while Charo Soriano battled through an injury to post eight points, including three straight quick hits in the fourth set that boosted the Ultra Fast Hitters.

Mary Jean Balse finished with 17 points on nine attacks, six blocks, and two service aces, and Jovelyn Gonzaga added 12 markers.

But the veteran Army squad could not find their rhythm in time, and committed costly errors – many from the service line – in the first two sets. They also showed frustration several times as calls did not go their way.

The series will be decided in next Sunday's Game 3.

"Magt-training muna kami," Valdez said when asked if she can promise a win on Sunday. "Every team naman goes inside the court thinking na mananalo, s'yempre, and we're gonna work hard for it."

PLDT tallied 47 attacks against 39 by Army. Both teams had 11 blocks, but PLDT registered 10 service aces against only five for the Lady Troopers.

gameface_one
05-24-2015, 06:41 PM
Alyssa Valdez named MVP of V-League Open Conference

From: Mei-Lin Lozada
May 24, 2015, 01:30 pm

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Alyssa Valdez named MVP of V-League Open Conference


Alyssa Valdez wins trophies in the commercial league to add to her collection from the UAAP. Dante Peralta

ALYSSA Alyssa Valdez has been named Most Valuable Player of the Shakey’s V-League Season 12 Open Conference.

The Ateneo star, back-to-back winner of the UAAP MVP title, also bagged the First Best Outside Spiker award, while Army mainstay Rachel Anne Daquis was the Second Best Outside Spiker.

Meralco’s Jen Reyes was named Best Libero and PLDT’s Rubie de Leon won the award for Best Setter.

Rookie Ria Meneses of Cagayan Valley was awarded First Best Blocker, while PLDT’s Jaja Santiago was the Second Best Blocker.

Lady Trooper Jovelyn Gonzaga was named Best Opposite Spiker

gameface_one
06-01-2015, 06:50 PM
No shame in loss to PLDT, says Army skipper Tina Salak
From: Mei-Lin Lozada
June 1, 2015, 05:52 pm

ARMY skipper Tina Salak admits being disappointed, but said there is no shame in the loss to PLDT in the Shakey's V-League Open Conference finals.

The veteran setter and her Lady Troopers fell short in their title defense against the younger Ultra Fast Hitters on Sunday at The Arena in San Juan. But she praised her teammates for the effort while giving credit to PLDT’s fine play.

[See PLDT survives five-set thriller against Army to claim V-League Open Conference title]

"Hindi nakakahiyang talo," said Salak. "Hindi namin iniisip na ganon kasi grabe ang hirap ng team lahat naman nag-contribute."

The ageless playmaker admitted that she had to hide the sadness behind a smile to lift her teammates’ morale after the five-set loss.

"Pagdating lang sa dugout medyo malungkot pero sabi ko sa kanila ang dami natin na inspire," she said. "Kung hindi man natin nakuha or hindi natin na-achieve 'yung goal natin pero iba 'yung pina-achieve ni God sa atin eh."

But it was a genuine smile Salak had when she was emerged from the dugout to the sight of screaming fans waiting to have their pictures taken with her.

"Ang dami natin na-inspire na bata na nanonood," she stressed. "Ang dami namin napasaya kasi ang ganda ng game namin at ng PLDT."

gameface_one
06-03-2015, 06:33 PM
VOLLEYBALL
V-LEAGUE
La Salle Lady Spikers returning to Shakey's V-League after seven-year absence
From: Mei-Lin LozadaJune 2, 2015, 05:48 pm

LA Salle returns to the V-League after a seven-year absence, battling 11 other teams in the pioneering volleyball league's Collegiate Conference starting on July 4.

Winners of three straight conferences from the First Conference of Season 2, the Lady Spikers return to battle familiar rivals in UAAP back-to-back champion Ateneo, University of Santo Tomas, National University, Far Eastern University and University of the Philippines.

Also seeing action are NCAA titlist Arellano University, San Sebastian, Colege of St. Benilde, De La Salle-Dasmarinas, National College of Business Administration and a team from Batangas.

Organizers have yet to release the team lineups. The teams battle in a single round robin eliminations with the top four squads advancing to the semifinals.

“We are confident that the Collegiate Conference will be as successful as the Open,” said Sports Vision president Ricky Palou on Tuesday during the PSA Forum at Shakey’s Malate.

Matches will be held on Saturdays and Sundays.

Meanwhile, the Spikers’ Turf will also feature 12 teams led by UAAP men’s champion Ateneo, La Salle, UST, NU, Adamson and FEU.

Also fielding teams are NCAA titlist Emilio Aguinaldo College, Perpetual, SSC, Rizal Technlogical University, CSB and La Salle-Dasmarinas.

Spikers’ Turf matches are scheduled Mondays and Wednesdays.


Read more at http://www.spin.ph/volleyball/v-league/news/la-salle-returns-shakeys-vleague-collegiate-conference-volleyball#RlOvrQgi2mTS8b0p.99