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05-04-2014, 07:32 PM

Daquis, Gonzaga make immediate impact as FEU closes in on semis with victory over CSB
From: From the wires
•May 4, 2014, 05:10 pm

NEW guest players Rachel Anne Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga had little trouble adjusting to FEU’s plays in a 25-18, 25-18, 25-17 win over College of St. Benilde on Sunday at The Arena in San Juan that brought them within a win of the semifinals of the V-League Season 11 First Conference.

Brought in a few days ago to replace Toni Basas and Gyzelle Sy, former conference MVP Gonzaga and former Finals MVP Daquis made an immediate impact and scored 10 points each as FEU finished the match in just 68 minutes.

Bernadette Pons led the Lady Tamaraws with 17 points and Mary Palma added 12.

FEU coach Shaq de los Santos said he felt the team did fine in the first group stage but changing reinforcements would boost their chances of getting through the quarterfinals.

“Kaya namin naisipan magpalit ng guest player kasi sayang naman ’yung opportunity na puwede namin makuha,” said De los Santos.

“Good thing pumayag 'yung dalawa maglaro sa amin. Nakapalaking bagay sa amin noon.”

Daquis and Gonzaga attended practice on Thursday and the former also managed to join the squad’s training session on Saturday.

The Morayta-based Lady Tamaraws are now 1-1 in Group II, tied with Arellano in second spot. They need to win against the Lady Chiefs on Tuesday to move up to the semifinals.

Jannine Navarro and team captain Therese Veronas scored 11 points apiece for St. Benilde, which dropped to 0-2.

05-04-2014, 07:44 PM

Daquis, Gonzaga reinforce FEU for easy win against CSB

May 4, 2014 4:12pm

The FEU Lady Tamaraws cruised through the CSB Lady Blazers in their Shakey's V-League Season 11-1st Conference quarterfinals match up in three sets, 25-18 25-18 25-17 Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Reinforced by guest players Jovelyn Gonzaga and Rachelle Daquis, the Lady Tamaraws entered the match with a loaded offensive lineup.

“Kailangan namin ng reinforcements sa team,” said coach Cesael Delos Santos. “Kasi medyo bata pa; kailangan namin ng pagiging leader sa court.”

The Lady Tamaraws showed off their reloaded roster with a strong first set start. With Remy Palma and Geneveve Casugod facilitating the front-row, FEU prevented the Lady Blazers from taking command of the lead at any point of the set.

Although CSB came within one point at the 16-15 mark, an all-out attack by FEU from Daquis and Bernadette Pons set the tone for the Lady Tamaraws. The Lady Blazers struggled to contain the Lady Tamaraw’s barrage of attacks as Palma padded FEU’s lead with a series of running kills. A hit by Pons that pierced through the CSB defenders sealed the set at 25-18.

Therese Veronas and Jeanette Panaga helped the Lady Blazers improve in the second set as they sneaked past the first technical timeout with an 8-7 advantage. However, with unforced miscues by CSB and an FEU spark from the lefty Gonzaga, the Lady Tamaraws turned the score around, going up 16-15.

The Lady Tamaraws ended the second set with a 9-3 scoring run facilitated by the Pons-Daquis duo. A well-placed tip by Palma that was followed by an Yna Papa service ace resulted in another 25-18 victory, as the Lady Tamaraws held a 2-0 buffer.

The third set was a similar story as the Lady Blazers’ effort fell short against the well-balanced attack of the Lady Tamaraws. CSB’s Jannine Navarro and Veronas’ production was overpowered by the combination of Pons and Palma. The Lady Tamaraws finished the match with the score of 25-17.

Navarro and Veronas led the Lady Blazers with 11 points each and were followed by Panaga’s six. CSB was outscored 47-26 in the attack department as seen in the four double-figure scorers of FEU. Pons had the game-high of 17 points and was trailed by Palma’s 12. The guest player duo of Daquis and Gonzaga contributed with 10 markers each. - RAF, GMA News

05-05-2014, 08:58 PM

FEU Lady Tamaraws, Arellano Lady Chiefs dispute semifinal berth
From: Mei-Lin Lozada
•May 5, 2014, 07:00 pm

IT’s now or never for Far Eastern University and Arellano as they battle for the remaining semifinal berth in Group II on Tuesday in the Shakey's V-League Season 11 First Conference at The Arena in San Juan.

National University had clinched the first semifinal berth with a 2-0 card and now FEU and Arellano, both at 1-1, are left to battle for the other slot.

The match starts at 2 p.m.

The Davao selection also goes for a semifinal spot, while Adamson tries to keep its hopes alive in Group I action at 4 p.m.

Bernadette Pons and Mary Palma have been playing steady and FEU got the added boost when it tapped national team members Rachel Anne Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga as new guest players.

Lady Tamaraws mentor Shaq de los Santos admitted they lacked leaders in the team and the addition of former league MVP Gonzaga and former Finals MVP Daquis was a huge boost as evidenced in a quick straight sets win over St. Benilde on Sunday.

“Unang una kaya namin sila kinuha kasi kailangan namin ng magli-lead sa team. Kasi ’yun ang kulang,” said De los Santos.

“Not actually sa paglalaro, pero ’yung pagiging leader nila ang kailangan namin, kung paano mo dadalhin ang team, paano i-handle ang pressure, paano ang laro sa loob court, ’yung magsasalita para may communication, bali all around, napakalaking bagay noong dalawa.”

“Sabi ko nga sa mga regular players, sana madala kayo sa gusto mangyari noong dalawang guest player kasi ang gusto ng mga ’yan madala ang team sa target na posisyon, ’yung maging maganda lang ang samahan and then mahatak sa laro noong dalawang guest players,” he added.

Daquis and Gonzaga were brought in to replace Toni Basas and Gyzelle Sy for the quarterfinals. They came up with 10 markers each to help FEU win against St. Benilde, 25-18, 25-18, 25-17.

Arellano, meanwhile, is looking to bounce back from a shutout loss to National University and hopes to get big games from Menchie Tubiera, Danna Henson, Shirley Salmagos and Cristine Rosario to clinsh a spot in the round of rour.

Davao is also a win away from the last four after defeating Ateneo in a five-setter.

The UST Tigresses lead the group with a 2-0 card and Davao will join them in the semis with a win over Adamson.

05-07-2014, 12:53 PM
V-LeagueDaquis powers FEU to semis berth with win over Arellano

May 6, 2014 4:20pm

The Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws bagged a ticket to the semifinal round of the Shakey’s V-League Season 11-1st Conference, as they defeated the Arellano Lady Chiefs in four sets, 25-16 25-15 24-26 25-16, Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

“Hopefully magtuloy-tuloy ang maganda naming performance,” said FEU head coach Cesael Delos Santos. “Mas aangat na yung kalaban namin at kailangan magdouble effort kami sa practice.”

He continued by saying how the Lady Tamaraws are ready to compete no matter who their matchup will be. “Basta ang focus is magcompete nang maganda at maipanalo ang laban,” Delos Santos added.

Arellano had a quick start in the first set with a 5-2 advantage due to Rachelle Ann Daquis’ reception errors. Fortunately for the Lady Tamaraws, Jovelyn Gonzaga’s arsenal of down the line kills and off-speed winners helped FEU reclaim the lead at 10-9. Remy Palma and Bernadette Pons’ efficiency from the service zone then sparked an 8-2 scoring run that placed FEU on top at 18-11.

The Lady Tamaraw’s accuracy in their serves remained consistent as back-to-back service aces by Daquis sealed the opening set with a nine-point 25-16 win.

The Lady Chiefs continued to struggle as the Lady Tamaraws opened the second set with an 8-3 start by the first technical timeout. A string of winners from Daquis coupled with three straight attack errors by Arellano capped off a 9-1 scoring outburst that positioned the score in a lopsided 17-4 mark in favor of Far Eastern.

Arellano was able to escape the deficit with a block by Christine Rosario, a spike by Elaine Sagun and an FEU positional fault that inched them closer at 19-11. Unfortunately for the Lady Chiefs, it was a case of too little and too late as Daquis found her groove on the defensive end with her blocks. Daquis ended the second set by the same manner she finished the first, as her service ace gave FEU the 25-15 victory.

Arellano answered back in the third set as they capitalized on multiple errors by the Lady Tamaraws. A Pons error gave the Lady Chiefs an 11-7 advantage early in the set. The Lady Chiefs were able to sustain their momentum as Shirley Salamagos served as a defensive wall for Arellano. Errors by Daquis accompanied by Jovielyn Prado and Danna Henson’s stellar performance, and the Lady Chiefs were able to grab set point at 24-20.

The Lady Tamaraws retaliated as Pons gave the Lady Chiefs’ defenders a huge task at hand, as her spikes continuously found their mark for an FEU point. A running attack by Palma tied the set at 24-all, before the duo of Prado and Henson composed Arellano and scored on two straight opportunities, to grab the third at 26-24.

The fourth set saw a resurgence from FEU, as they were able to regain the dominant pace they had in the first two. Gonzaga, Pons and Daquis sparked the Lady Tamaraws to the victory. A cleanly-hit spike by Gonzaga that went through Arellano’s defenders ended the match with the score of 25-16.

“Yung consistency medyo nawala noong third set,” said Delos Santos, though overall, he was pleased by the performance of his squad. Gonzaga and Daquis, the team’s two guest players, finished as the match’s top scorers with 21 and 20 points respectively. The guest player duo also finished as the team’s leaders in the digs department as Gonzaga tallied 13 while Daquis contributed 8.

Palma followed with 14 markers while Pons notched 11 as the Lady Tamaraws outscored the Lady Chiefs, 51-34 in points won in attacks. FEU also had a 10-3 advantage in the service zone with Daquis tallying five service aces. - AMD, GMA News

05-07-2014, 01:02 PM
Daquis, Gonzaga take charge as Lady Tamaraws reach semis with four-set win over Lady Chiefs
From: Mei-Lin Lozada
•May 6, 2014, 05:10 pm

NATIONAL team mainstays Jovelyn Gonzaga and Rachel Anne Daquis took charge for Far Eastern University as expected as the Lady Tamaraws claimed a spot in the semifinals with a 25-16, 25-15, 24-26, 25-16 win over Arellano University on Tuesday in the V-League First Conference at The Arena in San Juan.

Taking a bigger role this this time after their first appearance with FEU just two days ago, former Finals MVP Daquis and former conference MVP Gonzaga delivered 21 and 20 points, respectively, as the Lady Tamaraws improved to 2-1 in Group II and joined defending champion National University (2-0) in the semis.

They were brought in to take charge of a young squad that had been leaning on rookie Bernadette Pons, and Gonzaga and Daquis did just that, to the delight of FEU coach Shaq de los Santos.

“Napakalaki ng tulong ng dalawang guest players namin kahit nara-rattle na ang mga bata nadadala nila sila pabalik sa laro,” said FEU coach Shaq delos Santos, who tapped the two nationals to replace Toni Basas and Gyzelle Sy.

Daquis only attended practice twice and Gonzaga went to training once before Sunday’s straight-sets win over College of St. Benilde, and the two veterans are pleased to deliver right away and help FEU’s rising stars.

“Pag kasi trabaho, pag pinatawag kami sa Army, ’yun ang priority,” said Gonzaga. “Pero ang maitutulong kasi namin (ni Rachel) sa team is ’yung motivation sa mga bata,” said the 22-year-old Gonzaga.

“Maliban sa palo, sa serve at sa mga skills, 'yung ma-motivate namin sila, 'yun ang gusto namin madala sa team.”

Delos Santos was also happy to overcome a 0-1 record at the start of the quarterfinals. The Morayta-based Lady Tams carried over their loss to NU in the eliminations to the next round.

“Syempre very happy, masarap sa pakiramdam na naka-survive kami doon sa chance (0-1) na ’yun,” he said.

Danna Henson came up with 11 markers for the Lady Chiefs, who dropped to 1-2 and out of the semifinal race along with St. Benilde (0-2).

05-07-2014, 01:05 PM
V-League: FEU’s Daquis-Gonzaga duo too much for Arellano
By Mark Giongco
INQUIRER.net 5:32 pm | Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — Guest players Rachelle Ann Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga proved their worth anew and Far Eastern University downed Arellano University, 25-16, 25-15, 24-26, 25-16, to clinch a semifinals berth in the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 First Conference at the Arena in San Juan.

Daquis topscored with 21 points and Gonzaga had 20 points to boost the Lady Tamaraws, a team who appeared out of it in the elimination and quarterfinal rounds and are now primed to make noise in the semifinals following a sudden resurgence with the arrival of their reinforcements.

“We relaxed in the third set and fortunately we were able to catch up,” said FEU coach Shaq delos Santos in Filipino.

“Our guest players really make a big difference especially with their experience when the girls are rattled,” added delos Santos.

Daquis and Gonzaga also combined for 21 digs.

Remy Joy Palma churned in 14 points while Bernadette Pons added 11 for the Lady Tams, who will be making their first semis appearance since 2010.

Danna Henson, a former FEU standout, led the Lady Chiefs with 11 markers.

FEU is now 2-0 since acquiring the services of Daquis and Gonzaga after scoring a 25-18, 25-18, 25-17 victory over College of St. Benilde last Sunday.


V-League: FEU gets boost from Daquis, Gonzaga, stays in semis hunt.

05-07-2014, 01:05 PM
Ganda laban eh!

05-07-2014, 01:10 PM
Lady Tams gain Shakey’s VL Final 4
By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:00 am | Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Far Eastern University clinched the third semifinal berth while Adamson foiled Davao’s first attempt to complete the Final Four cast in the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 First Conference yesterday at Filoil Flying V Arena.

New reinforcements Rachel Anne Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga delivered again as the Lady Tamaraws ousted Arellano, 25-16, 25-15, 24-26, 25-16, in their knockout quarterfinal battle in Group 2.

Daquis, who accounted for half of the Lady Tamaraws’ 10 service aces, finished with a game-high 21 points, while Gonzaga led the team’s attacks for a 20-point outing.

Davao, though, failed to join National University, University of Santo Tomas and FEU in the top four as the Lady Falcons blasted the Agilas, 25-21, 25-23, 25-15, in Group 1.

Shiela Pineda topscored with 14 built on 11 kills and three service aces and Thai reinforcement Pacharee Sangmuang had 13 points to lead the Lady Falcons’ dominant performance.

The Lady Falcons, who improved to 1-1, not only kept their semifinal hopes alive but also idle Ateneo’s bid. A playoff for the last semifinal spot will ensue if Adamson loses to UST tomorrow, resulting to a three-way tie among Ateneo, Davao and Adamson.

05-07-2014, 01:10 PM
F4 na! suzme!

Dark Knight
05-08-2014, 01:05 PM
Sinuwerte lang tayo makapasok sa quarterfinals. Lets thank Davao Lady Agilas (the real Eagles) for defeating SSC Lady Stags.

05-08-2014, 05:34 PM
talagang swerte

05-11-2014, 05:26 AM
Shakey’s V-League semis starts
By June Navarro
Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:09 am | Sunday, May 11th, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — Defending champion National University and Adamson will try to ride the momentum that brought them to the Final Four of the Shakey’s V-League Season II First Conference when they face separate semifinal opponents Sunday at The Arena in San Juan City.

Invincible in their bracket, the Lady Bulldogs face the University of Santo Tomas Tigresses in their best-of-three duel at 4 p.m. while the Lady Falcons open their series against the Far Eastern U Lady Tamaraws earlier at 2.

The Lady Bulldogs swept all their three assignments to secure the top seeding in their group while the Lady Falcons won their last two games in the other bracket to emerge No. 1 after a shaky start in the quarterfinals.

Though Adamson could build on those victories, the Falcons should brace for a tough stand from the Lady Tamaraws, who were into serious contenders with the sudden entries of Rachel Ann Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga as reinforcements.

Adamson will also have to contend with FEU hitters Mary Joy Palma and Bernadette Pons.

Shiela Pineda, Pau Soriano and Thai Pacharee Sangmuang are expected to star for the Lady Falcons after combining well in their surprising quarterfinal victory over the Tigresses.

The Falcons will also bank on Mylene Paat, May Macatuno, Marleen Cortel and Amanda Villanueva.

Towering sisters Jaja and Dindin Santiago are the focal points of the Lady Bulldogs’ offense as they aim to duplicate a victory in the eliminations over the Tigresses and move within a win of making a return trip to the Finals.

The Tigresses will lean on ace high school hitter Ennajie Laure, Carmela Tunay, Rhea Dimaculangan, Pam Lastimosa and Marivic Meneses.

05-11-2014, 07:29 PM
Lady Falcons outlast Lady Tams in five-set saga

May 11, 2014 5:17pm

Bangs Pineda posted 22 big points, while guest player Pacharee Sangmuang added 21 as the Adamson Univerisity Lady Falcons defeated the Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws, 19-25 22-25 26-24 25-15 15-12, Sunday at The Arena in San Juan.

With the come-from-behind win, the Lady Falcons go up 1-0 in the best-of-three semifinals matchup.

Former team captain and other guest player Pau Soriano chipped in 12 markers for the San Marcelino-based squad, while Amanda Villanueva and Mylene Paat chipped in six and five points, respectively.

Jovelyn Gonzaga led FEU with 24 points, while Bernadette Pons and other guest player Rachelle Ann Daquis had 16 each. Remy Palma added 11.

The Lady Falcons won the attacks department, driving in 63 to FEU's 55. The Lady Tams, on the other hand, put up better defense at the net, accounting for 14 denials to Adamson's seven. - RAF, GMA News

05-11-2014, 07:30 PM
Gold na naging blu pa.. haay.

05-11-2014, 07:34 PM
Lady tams Vs. Lady falcons

Dark Knight
05-12-2014, 12:19 PM
So best of three pala sila?

Dark Knight
05-13-2014, 05:39 PM
we just won in 3 straight sets to arrange a do or die battle on thursday.

05-13-2014, 09:16 PM
V-LeagueFEU forces decider versus Adamson for last Finals berth

May 13, 2014 6:09pm

The Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws refused to back down and forced a win-or-go-home game three against the Adamson Lady Falcons, after sweeping the aforementioned team aside 25-22 25-23 26-24, Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Arena, in the semifinals of the Shakey’s V-League Season 11-1st Conference.

Last week, Adamson won in a five-set epic, 19-25 22-25 26-24 25-15 15-12, but were unable to follow the lead of the defending champions NU Lady Bulldogs and advance right away to the Finals.

NU earlier bested the UST Tigresses in two games.

Bernadette Pons tallied 16 big points, three via blocks and another three via service aces. Guest players Rachelle Ann Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga combined for 29 makers, 26 off spikes, while Mary Palma chimed in with nine.

Adamson drew 15 points from Shiela Pineda, plus 12 from Pacharee Sangmuang but it wasn’t enough as they were beaten in just under an hour and half.

FEU dominated the excellent digs 37-31 and excellent sets 39-25 categories.

Game three is set for Thursday, also at the FilOil Flying V Arena. - AMD, GMA News

05-13-2014, 09:17 PM
Isa Pa!

05-13-2014, 09:35 PM

FEU Lady Tams down Adamson Lady Falcons in straight sets to force rubber match for finals berth
From: Mei-Lin Lozada
•May 13, 2014, 06:50 pm

FAR Eastern University forced a rubber match for a finals berth as it dominated Adamson University, 25-22, 25-23, 26-24, on Tuesday in the Shakey's V-League Season 11 First Conference at The Arena in San Juan.

Bernadette Pons came up with 16 points as the Lady Tamaraws won the second match of the best-of-three semis in straight sets after losing the opener in five.

Guest players Rachel Anne Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga had 15 and 14, respectively, for FEU, which is looking to reach the V-League finals for the first time.

“Sabi ko sa mga bata, ang laki ng chance na binigay sa atin kaya ’wag natin pakawalan at i-grab natin ang opportunity, sayang naman,” said FEU coach Shaq de los Santos.

Down by two, 22-24, Bhebs Pineda gave Adamson some hope, coming up with back-to-back hits to tie the game at 24.

But Geneveve Casugod scored on a spike to position the Lady Tams at second match point, 25-24, and Pineda handed FEU the win after a hit that went wide.

The Morayta-based Lady Tamaraws earned points with their defense at the net, registering 10 block points, while the Lady Falcons had five.

“No. 1 talaga ang depensa. Sabi ko sa mga bata na talo tayo sa tibay ng depensa ng Adamson sa Game One," said delos Santos.

“Kailangan pumantay tayo, ’di tayo mananalo kung puro atake lang. Kaya may adjustment kami sa block kay Pineda. Good thing nag click naman, thank God."

“Wala kasi mangyayari kung hindi kami de-depensa eh,” he added.

Pineda finished with 15 markers, Thai reinforcement Pacharee Sangmuang had 12 points, and Pau Soriano added 10 for Adamson.

The decider is set at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

05-15-2014, 09:43 PM
V-LeagueIt’s FEU vs NU in the finals after Lady Tams tame Adamson Lady Falcons

May 15, 2014 6:46pm

The Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws punched their ticket to the Shakey’s V-League Season 11-1st Conference Finals, via a 25-22 25-22 22-25 25-22 win over the Adamson Lady Falcons, Thursday at the FilOil Flying V Arena.

FEU was taken to the limit by Adamson in the best-of-three semifinals series, and they’ll now fight the defending champions NU Lady Bulldogs, also in a best-of-three series.

Meanwhile, UST and Adamson face off in the battle for third place. Both series begin Sunday, also at the FilOil Flying V Arena.

Guest player Rachelle Ann Daquis poured in 26 points, 20 coming from spikes, plus three via service aces. Bernadette Pons added 15 markers, while Mary Palma and Jovelyn Gonzaga managed 12 apiece.

Shiela Pineda led the Lady Falcons with 18 markers, while guest player Pacharee Sangmuang was not far behind with 17 points.

Far Eastern led all the non-scoring stats, 55-43 in digs, 43-28 in sets and 30-22 in receptions.

Adamson made it a game thanks to a 24-18 edge in points off opponents’ errors, but ultimately couldn’t not overpower their foes. - AMD, GMA News

05-15-2014, 09:44 PM
Pasok sa Finals! ayos ah

05-15-2014, 09:46 PM
Forever Queen Lady Tamarraws Rachel Daquis leads the way .

05-15-2014, 09:47 PM
Daquis mocked Adamson's net defense and eluded the opposing team's blockers with timely precision in a performance that was reminiscent of her college days when she starred for the Morayta-based lady spikers years back.

"She just carried us through in this game," said FEU coach Shaq delos Santos in Filipino referring to Daquis.

05-15-2014, 09:49 PM
Daquis tows FEU to V-League finals

By Joey Villar (philstar.com) | Updated May 15, 2014 - 6:56pm

Games Sunday

(The Arena, San Juan)

2 p.m. – UST vs Adamson (Battle for 3rd)

4 p.m. – NU vs FEU (Championship)

MANILA, Philippines – Pretty Rachel Daquis came through with her best performance of the season as she keyed Far Eastern U's 25-22, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22 victory over a feisty Adamson side to barge into the finals against defending champion National U in the Shakey's V-League Season 11-First Conference at The Arena in San Juan City on Thursday.

The solid-spiking Daquis, loaned along with Jovelyn Gonzaga from the Phl Army to play as reinforcements, turned back the clock and unleashed her season-best 26 kills including 20 on kills on three aces as the Lady Tams completed a 2-1 series victory over the gutsy Lady Falcons.

Daquis mocked Adamson's net defense and eluded the opposing team's blockers with timely precision in a performance that was reminiscent of her college days when she starred for the Morayta-based lady spikers years back.

"She just carried us through in this game," said FEU coach Shaq delos Santos in Filipino referring to Daquis.

Bernadette Pons, Gonzaga, Remy Joy Palma and Genevive Casugod provided the added firepower and scattered 15, 12, 12 and 10 hits, respectively.

FEU thus set up an interesting best-of-three showdown with National U, which swept Santo Tomas in their own semis series to get into the finals first and a crack of repeating as champions, starting on Sunday at the same venue.

Game Two is set May 25 while a decider, if necessary, is on June 1.

Just like in Tuesday's 25-22, 25-23, 26-24 Game Two triumph, FEU appeared headed to close out with another straight-setter by seizing the first two sets.

But Adamson, who rallied in Game One to snatch a 19-25, 22-25, 26-24, 25-15, 15-12 win Sunday, clawed its way back and gallantly took the third set and fought back from two-point deficits to grab a 20-19 lead in the fourth.

Daquis, however, struck hard as FEU took five of the match's last eight points to seal the deal.

Adamson, which was led by Shiela Marie Pineda's 18 and Thai import Pacharee Sangmuang's 17, was relegated to a battle for third place with UST.

Dark Knight
05-17-2014, 12:16 PM
ang problema, wala na si Daquis at Gonzaga pag dating ng UAAP.

05-17-2014, 03:31 PM
Ok lng Sir DK..big exposure and confidence Build-up para sa Lady tams.

05-18-2014, 06:30 PM
Lady Tams take down lady Bulldogs in 3sets for their Game One Best of three V-league Finals , Lady tams Led by Daquis Gonzaga Pons Papa and Palma.

05-18-2014, 06:31 PM
Good job Guys! one more time!

05-19-2014, 11:19 AM
Lady Tams snatch game one with surprise three set win over Lady Bulldogs.
May 18, 2014 7:17pm

The Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws won game one of the best-of-three Finals series of the Shakey's V-League Season 11-1st Confer against the National University Lady Bulldogs in three sets, 26-24, 26-24 and 25-22, Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Arena.

“Alam ko talaga magiging close fight pero hindi ko inexpect na magiging straight sets,” said coach Cesael Delos Santos after their impressive three-set sweep against the defending champions. “Alam naman natin kung gaano katibay na team yung NU.”

The first set was sparked by the recently-crowned MVP, Dindin Santiago, as she led her team to an early 4-1 start. Jovelyn Gonzaga helped the Lady Tamaraws to fight back as her crafty left-handed winners tied the score at 5-all. The well-rounded offense of the Santiago sisters was met with the guest player duo of Gonzaga and Rachelle Daquis.

With both teams in an offensive exchange, the Lady Bulldogs were able to cushion a three-point lead at 22-19 care of a Dindin Santiago block. Bernadette Pons, however, stepped up for the Lady Tamaraws with a variety of off-speed winners and attacks. With the score tied at 23-all, Geneveve Casugod lined up an unforced error to give the Lady Bulldogs set point at 24-23.

Unfortunately for NU, the Lady Tamaraws were able to contain their composure as they lined up a 3-0 scoring run. Gonzaga’s attack, followed by an emphatic Daquis block gave the Lady Tamaraws the set point at 25-24. FEU was able to seal the opening set at 26-24 with an NU botched service reception that gave Casugod the opportunity to put the point away with an easy tip.

NU had an early lead in the second set as a Santiago attack gave the Lady Bulldogs a 14-10 advantage. But the veteran presence of Gonzaga once again gave the Lady Tamaraws the offensive spark they needed as she tied the set at 15-all. Both teams exchanged attacks as the score boiled down to constant deadlocks. The Lady Tamaraws were down by a point at 19-18, but Daquis sparked her team to a 5-0 scoring run. With FEU ahead at 23-19, NU retaliated with a spurt of their own to tie the score at 23-all. However, another NU service error, followed by yet another Casugod tip, gave FEU the second set with a score of 26-24.

The Lady Bulldogs answered back strong in the third set with a 7-0 start, but the resilience of the Lady Tamaraws was evident as Daquis constantly kept FEU within the fight. The constant attacks by Daquis and Pons kept the Lady Tamaraws within two by the technical timeout at 16-14.

The Lady Tamaraws were able to tie the game at 17-all. Remy Palma’s explosive front-row kills, coupled with a service ace by Joannabelle Dionela, gave FEU the 20-17 cushion. With the momentum completely on the side of the girls in green and yellow, they were able to reach match point at 24-20. A drop shot by Pons finished the match and grabbed game one of the best of three series with the score of 25-22.

“Kailangan bago mag 16 nakadikit na yung score natin,” said Delos Santos after the huge third set deficit. “Luckily nag 16-14 at sabi ko dapat tuloy-tuloy na.”

The multi-awarded Santiago tallied 13 points in the loss followed by Mina Aganon’s 11. Daquis finished the match with the game-high of 19 points. Pons followed as the second leading scorer with 14 despite nursing a sprained ankle. The veteran spiker, Gonzaga tallied nine points with 17 excellent digs. Her defense in the game earned her high praise from Delos Santos. - RAF, GMA News

05-19-2014, 11:37 AM
FEU stuns defending V-League champ NU
By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer 3:10 am | Monday, May 19th, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — The team that barely made it to the playoffs incredibly inched its way closer to the top.

Confident even as the underdog, Far Eastern University stunned National University in straight sets, 26-24, 26-24, 25-22, to move within a win of a first championship in the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 First Conference Sunday at Filoil Flying V Arena.

Rachel Daquis delivered another super performance, drilling a game-high 19 points built on 11 attacks, three blocks and five of the team’s service aces.

“We got it through patience,” FEU coach Shaq delos Santos after his Lady Tams triumphed in the tightly-fought match against the defending champion Lady Bulldogs.

“The players were very confident. Even when we were down in the third, I told them to be patient. Momentum is on our side.”

Bernadette Pons also bucked a sprained ankle to impressively tally 14 hits, including the last two points that wrapped up Game 1 for the Lady Tamaraws.

“She really wanted to play even when I told her that she could sit it out,” said Delos Santos.

The Lady Tams, who clinched the last quarterfinal berth and came back from a 0-1 series deficit in the semifinals, try to complete their unlikely title romp in Game 2 of the best-of-three series on Sunday also in San Juan.

NU star Dindin Santiago, who captured her second Most Valuable Player award right before the match, rued the loss as the Lady Bulldogs came out strong in all three sets only to fizzle in the endgame.

“We lacked communication,” said Santiago after NU failed to extend the game despite an 8-1 advantage in the third set.

Earlier, Adamson moved closer to nailing third place after downing University of Santo Tomas, 25-17, 25-23, 18-25, 25-19, in their own best-of-three encounter.

05-19-2014, 07:04 PM

FEU Lady Tamaraws one win away from V-League title after downing NU Lady Bulldogs in straight sets
From: Mei-Lin Lozada
•May 18, 2014, 07:25 pm

FAR Eastern University continued its surprising surge, moving within a win of a V-League title with a straight sets win over defending champion National University on Saturday in the opener of the V-League First Conference best-of-three finals at The Arena in San Juan.

Rachel Ann Daquis came up huge anew and Bernadette Pons bucked an ankle sprain as the Lady Tamaraws scored a 26-24, 26-24, 25-22 win to close in on a first-ever title in 11 seasons in the league.

Guest player and former Lady Tamaraw Daquis had 19 points from an all-around performance of 11 spikes, three blocks and five service aces for FEU.

The Lady Tamaraws have lost just once since tapping Daquis and fellow national team mainstay Jovelyn Gonzaga before the quartefinals, and the veterans have inspired the FEU regulars to push even harder.

Pons, for one, insisted that she play despite a sprained left ankle and came up with 14 points as FEU completed the win in one hour and 35 minutes.

“Sobrang bilib ako sa batang ’yan,” said FEU coach Shaq delos Santos of Pons, who hurt her ankle in practice.

“Napakatapang, ang fighting spirit talagang palaban. Tinanong ko siya, sabi ko, ‘ano gusto mo taga-palakpak ka lang bukas?’ Ayaw daw niya, gusto daw niya maglaro.”

Gonzaga played fine offense and defense, as expected, posting with nine points and 17 excellent digs.

Best setter Yna Papa also came up with 32 perfect sets for FEU.

FEU actually fell behind in the third after two close sets, with NU building a 1-8 lead, but the Lady Tamaraws woke up and regained control.

“Nag relax kasi ang mga bata sa third set, kasi sa first two sets intense eh, close fight.”

Season MVP Dindin Santiago delivered 13 points for NU, while Mina Aganon added 11.

The Lady Tamaraws can claim the title on Sunday in the second match of the best-of-three series.

05-19-2014, 07:06 PM
Three sets!

05-25-2014, 04:47 PM
Yeesss! New V-league Champion! Feu Lady Tams!

05-25-2014, 04:48 PM
Good job Guys! Very well Done!

05-25-2014, 05:13 PM
FEU Lady Tams dethrone NU Lady Bulldogs to take 1st Conference crown

May 25, 2014 5:16pm

The Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws dethroned last season’s champs, the National University Lady Bulldogs, using a straight sets win, 25-21 25-23 25-18, Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Arena, to sweep the best-of-three Finals series of the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 - 1st Conference.

FEU took game one last Sunday via a score of 26-24 26-24 25-22.

Guest player and former Lady Tam in the UAAP Rachelle Ann Daquis was named Finals MVP, and she posted 15 points in this game, 12 via spikes and two from blocks. - AMD, GMA News

05-26-2014, 04:06 PM
FEU sweeps NU for V-League crown

By Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
3:28 am | Monday, May 26th, 2014

THE FEU Lady Tamaraws whoop it up after nailing their first V-League title. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

MANILA, Philippines — Far Eastern University completed a series title sweep with an emphatic straight-set romp of National University Sunday in the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 First Conference at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

After scrambling to reach the quarterfinals and overcoming a 0-1 deficit in the semifinals, the Lady Tamaraws finished off the heavily favored Lady Bulldogs, 25-21, 25-23, 25-18, in Game 2 of their best-of-three championship duel.

“It’s unexpected,” said coach Shaq delos Santos as FEU nailed its first title in the league. “But our team was consistent and played with a high morale. Even if we were up against taller opponents, our players gave their best.”

Rachel Anne Daquis bagged the Finals Most Valuable Player after another sterling performance that powered the Lady Tamaraws to a sweep of the Lady Bulldogs, the defending champions who marched into the Finals with only a single loss.

Daquis unloaded 15 points built on 12 kills and three blocks, while Bernadette Pons, who teamed up with Mary Palma for six of FEU’s 10 service aces, finished with 13 points.

“It was all about teamwork,” said Jovelyn Gonzaga, who teamed up with Daquis as FEU rallied from early deficits in the first two sets. “Our younger players proved to be competitors.”

Gonzaga added 11 points capped by the match-clinching smash in a dominating third set where the Lady Tamaraws zoomed to a 20-13 advantage.

Earlier, Thai reinforcement Pacharee Sangmuang topscored with 14 as Adamson secured third place with a masterful 25-15, 25-18, 25-22 victory

05-26-2014, 04:10 PM
lady Tams V-league Seasons 11 Champions!

05-26-2014, 04:19 PM
FEU Lady Tams dethrone NU Lady Bulldogs to take 1st Conference crown

May 25, 2014 5:16pm

The FEU Lady Tams celebrate knocking down defending champs NU Lady Bulldogs. Jeff Venancio

The Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws dethroned last season’s champs, the National University Lady Bulldogs, using a straight sets win, 25-21 25-23 25-18, Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Arena, to sweep the best-of-three Finals series of the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 - First Conference.

The Lady Tamaraws dominated the league upon the arrival of reinforcements Rachelle Ann Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga.

“Sila talaga yung nagsalba sa amin,” Coach Shaq Delos Santos admitted as his team struggled in the preliminary round prior to the addition of the veterans. “Salba talaga dahil almost di kami makapasok sa quarterfinals.”

The additional experience of the duo helped FEU, but Daquis insisted that it was an entire team effort.

“Siguro tumaas lang yung confidence ng mga bata kasi alam nila na may ate sila,” said the Finals Most Valuable Player. “Pero sa totoo lang, sila talaga yung nagstep-up.”

In the first set, the Lady Bulldogs entered the first technical timeout on top at 8-5, sparked by Dindin Santiago’s ever-reliable offense. But the guest duo of Daquis and Gonzaga prevented the Lady Bulldogs from picking up any momentum with a variety of drop shots and well-placed kills to the open zone.

FEU kept up the pressure with a run, highlighted by Bernadette Pons’ three consecutive service aces that brought the Lady Tamaraws on top by the second technical timeout at 16-12. They continued their surge, tacking on six straight points to give them their biggest lead of the set at 23-14.

With the Lady Tamaraws at an early set point of 24-17, the Lady Bulldogs responded with a Santiago winner, an Ivy Perez drop shot and relentless front-row attacks. In addition, unforced errors from FEU inched NU within three, 24-21. But the FEU lead was too big to overcome for the Lady Bulldogs as a Mary Palma cross-court winner sealed the opening set with a score of 25-21.

The second set opened with an NU offensive barrage as they tallied an immediate 9-4 advantage. But just like how the Lady Tamaraws retaliated in the first set, Daquis, Gonzaga and Pons sparked a 6-2 scoring run that tied things at 11-all. Both teams exchanged scores as the Santiago sisters, along with Myla Pablo and Carmina Aganon, excelled in a series of combination plays.

The set boiled down to a back-and-forth affair as FEU reached set point, care of a Palma running spike at 24-22. But FEU then followed up their set point with an unforced miscue that placed the Lady Bulldogs within one at 24-23. Nevertheless, the Lady Tamaraws still emerged on top as an overreaching infraction by Jaja Santiago ended the second set with the score of 25-23.

A power surge halted play in the third set during the 10-8 mark, with FEU on top. Despite the stoppage, the Lady Tamaraws were still able to maintain the pace of the match, and cruised throughout the set. They finished the match with an explosive Gonzaga quick attack for a 25-18 victory.

Dindin Santiago led NU with 12 points in the losing effort followed by Jaja Santiago and Myla Pablo's six markers each. The Lady Bulldogs were heavily outnumbered in the service department, 10-2.

Yna Papa tallied eight points and paired it with 21 excellent sets, which can be attributed to FEU’s balanced scoring effort. Daquis finished with a game-high of 15 points and was followed by Pons’ 13, Gonzaga’s 11 and Palma’s eight. - AMD, GMA News

05-26-2014, 04:21 PM
Feu Lady Tams Champions!

05-26-2014, 04:49 PM

Rachel Ann Daquis, Gonzaga bring winning mentality to young FEU squad
From: Mei-Lin Lozada
•May 26, 2014, 03:28 pm

The FEU Lady Tamaraws won six of seven matches with Rachel Anne Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga, dropping just four sets throughout that run and none in the title series. Dante Peralta

FAR Eastern University experienced a sudden surge after acquiring national team mainstays and Army spikers as reinforcements, zooming from struggling squad to conference champion.

But Rachel Anne Daquis is deflecting the credit after claiming another Finals MVP award — she won it with Army in Season 8 — insisting it was a total team effort that earned the Lady Tamaraws their first-ever Shakey's V-League title in 11 seasons in the pioneering volleyball league.

Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga, Army teammates and national team mainstays, led the way for the FEU squad that turned back perennial contender Adamson in the semifinals and title holder National University in the finals.

The team that went 3-2 in the preliminaries went on to win six of the next seven matches as soon as Daquis and Gonzaga came onboard.

The Lady Tamaraws dropped just four of 25 sets played with their new reinforcements, shutting out the Lady Bulldogs in the finals with a 26-24, 26-24, 25-22 win in the opener and pulling off a 21-25, 23-25, 18-25 to seal the title.

But the 26-year-old Daquis said more than scoring, she and Gonzaga were brought in to show the way for the young FEU players.

“Para sa amin ni Jovelyn nakita namin ang FEU potential so kami nag-step up kami as leader, kasi lahat sila may skills, lahat sila kaya mag-contribute, so kami ang ginawa lang namin makapagbigay din ng contribution na maangat namin ang morale nila,” said Daquis.

Daquis noted that young FEU leader Bernadette Pons managed to keep in step with them, averaging over 15 points after the preliminaries.

The Pons-Daquis-Gonzaga trio averaged 47 points in the semifinals and finals.

“’Yung mga bata sobrang hanga kami ni Jovelyn kasi hindi sila nagpapaiwan, kung umaangat kami umaangat din sila. Kaya din kami nanalo kasi buo kami 'di lang dahil sa aming dalawa," she added.

Coach Shaq de los Santos was all smiles after adding a league-best fourth V-League title to the three wins he had with University of Santo Tomas.

“Sobrang laki ng tulong ng dalawa naming guest players, kasi ang goal talaga namin kaya namin sila kinuha is maging leaders sila at madala nila ang mga bata sa loob ng court,” said De los Santos.

Daquis, who played for the Lady Tamaraws from 2004 to 2008, was also pleased to get a win in an FEU jersey.

“Syempre masaya kasi ang tagal ko nang graduate sa FEU, guest (player) na lang ako ngayon, kaya masaya kasi finally nauwi namin ang crown," said Daquis, who won a UAAP title with FEU in 2008.

05-26-2014, 04:51 PM
Rachel Anne Daquis V-league Seasons 11 MVP finals!