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  • Nov 30 2016

    UST Junior Tigresses lose to NU Bullpups

    The UST Junior Tigresses lost to the NU Lady Bullpups in the finals game of the UAAP 79 boys’ volleyball tournament held at the Adamson University Gym on November 30, 2016. The UST GVT settled for their third straight runner-up finish to the Lady Bullpups after losing to a 22-25, 23-25, 25-15, 20-25 set to the NU GVT.

    “Talagang lumabas lang kung sino talaga ang beterano. May made-develop pa naman ‘yung mga bata kaya hindi kami dapat mahiya,” head coach Emilio, “Kung Fu” Reyes Jr. said in an interview. Season’s MVP Faith Nisperos registered 16 kills, while Finals MVP Princess Robles scored nine points.  After recording 46 kills, the Lady Bullpops took home their third straight UAAP girls’ volleyball Champions. Eya Laure was able to chalk up 20 points for UST.

    Meanwhile, the Junior Tigresses roared loud after beinging home three special awards. Team Captain Ejiya Laure was awarded Best Opposite Hitter while Maria Bernadette Pepito seized the Best Libero award, yet again. On the other hand, Senior High School student Baby Love Barbon was declared 2nd Best Outside Hitter. Below is a list of the complete set of award for this season’s tournament:

    • Best Server: Nicole Magsarile (NU)
    • Best Libero: Ma. Bernadette Pepito (UST)
    • Best Setter: Joyme Cagande (NU)
    • Best Opposite Hitter: Ejiya Laure (UST)
    • 2nd Best Middle Blocker: Jewel Encarnacion (DLSZ)
    • 1st Best Middle Blocker: Thea Gagate (NU)
    • 2ND Best Outside Hitter: Baby Love Barbon (UST)
    • 1st Best Outside Hitter: Faith Nisperos (NU)
    • Rookie of the Year: Kathleen Keith Layugan (UE)
    • Most Valuable Player (Conference): Faith Nisperos (NU)
    • Finals MVP: Princess Robles (NU)
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    Nov 27 2016

    UST Junior Spikers proceeds to ‘do-or-die’ game

    The UST Junior Spikers has gone through a massive game with a 25-22, 11-25, 21-25, 25-15, 15-13 win versus the Nazareth School of National University Bullpups in the finals of the UAAP boys’ volleyball tournament last  Sunday, November 27, 2016, at the Adamson Gym. The boys’ volleyball team will advance to game three after forcing a do-or-die match.


    Jhun Lorenz Señoron, Captain ball, said it was hard for the team. “We need each other to win eh. Kaya kami nanalo kasi naglaro kami as one, hindi as individuals. Lahat gumagalaw which is satisfying,” he told the Social Media Club.

    UST registered 48 attacks, nine aces, and eight blocks which led to today’s victory. Señoron was able to garner 21 points while Rey De Vega and Teo De Guzman added 15 and 11, respectively. The team will proceed to game three on Wednesday, November 30, 4 p.m. at the same venue.

    Featured Image © Lance Adan Caraig

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    Nov 25 2016

    UST Junior Spikers face defeat in Game 1 against NU

    The UST Junior Spikers suffered a 25-22, 23-25, 25-20, 23-25, 9-15 loss against the Nazareth School of National University in Game 1 of the finals of the UAAP Season 79 boy’s volleyball tournament at the Adamson Gym last Friday, November 25, 2016.

    Teo Aloysius de Guzman, blocker of the team, felt disappointed. “Parang nakukulangan pa ako dun sa performance namin kase yung sa blockings, ayun yung kailangang i-improve namin,” he told the Social Media Club. On the other hand, Rommel Abella, UST BVT’s assistant coach felt proud. “Happy kami sa effort ng mga players natin. Unfortunately, ‘yung errors did us in. Kung na-minimize natin sana especially on the second set, it could have been [three] straight sets,” UST assistant coach Rommel Abella told the Varsitarian.


    UST will have to face NU again in the chance of having a do-or-die game and claiming the title for this year’s season on November 27, 4 p.m. at the Adamson Gym.

    Featured Image © Lance Adan Caraig

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    Nov 17 2016

    UST Junior Spikers enter the Finals

    Last Thursday, November 17, 2016, the UST Junior Tiger Spikers won over the UE Junior Spikers in the semifinals of the UAAP 79 boys’ volleyball tournament at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion. The UST BVT made the time constructive making a quick win over UE with a 25-17, 25-15, 25-20 win.


    “Kung tutuusin, mahirap talaga mag-adjust sa court na ‘to. Despite that, we tried our best naman na ma-fulfill at matapos yung game ng maayos,” said Jhun Lorenz Señoron who chalked up 12 points for UST. Jaron Requinton also added nine markers which were one of the factors in the team’s win. UST will fight for the title against the Nazareth School of National University in a best-of-three series on November 25, 4 p.m. at the Adamson Gym.


    Below is an exclusive interview from Jhun Lorenz Señoron:

    Q: How was the game for you? 

    A: Una sa lahat, nahirapan ako, nahirapan kami. Hindi lang ako kasi kung tutuusin mahirap mag-adjust talaga sa court na ‘to. Pero, we tried our best naman na sana ma-fulfill at matapos namin yung game ng maayos. Saka natulungan namin ang isa’t isa kasi gusto namin manalo as a team.

    Q: Who inspired you na maglaro ng volleyball? 

    A: Lahat! Lahat ng sumusoporta sa akin. Lahat ng tanong nanunuod dito. Lahat ng friends ko, family ko saka yung mga ka-team mate ko na mahal na mahal ko talaga.

    Q: Ilang scores ang nagain mo? 

    A: Ay, ako kasi naglalaro lang ako di ko binibilang kung ilan eh. Mas gusto ko kasing nagf-focus ako sa ginagawa ko kaysa sa nagbibilang eh.

    Q: So, anong goal niyo for this year’s UAAP? 

    A: Kasi lang next stage na papasukin namin is yung championship na, game 1 at game 2. Sana manalo kami and sana mad magpakita yung skills namin.

    Q: What should we expect in the following games? 

    A: Sa team namin, nothing to expect kasi hindi naman lahat ng bagay di magiging maganda. We’ll just try our best!

    Featured Image © Lance Adan Caraig


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