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UAAP Season 86 volleyball Finals Game 1


UAAP volleyball Finals schedule of games (May 11)

Smart Araneta Coliseum

2 p.m. – NU Bulldogs vs UST Golden Spikers (Men’s Finals)
4 p.m. – UST Tigresses vs NU Lady Bulldogs (Women’s Finals)

FULL SCHEDULE HERE.

NU Lady Bulldogs, UST Tigresses open UAAP volleyball title series

UST Tigresses NU Lady Bulldogs UAAP Season 86 women's tournament Finals

UST Tigresses and NU Lady Bulldogs begin their UAAP Season 86 women’s tournament Finals showdown. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

This is a battle that has been waged for years on high school grounds. This time, National University (NU) and University of Santo Tomas (UST) elevated their rivalry to the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball Final.

“It crossed our minds that if NU would win in the do-or-die game [against Far Eastern U], it’s going to be … high school all over again,” sophomore spiker Reg Jurado told the Inquirer during the Tigresses’ practice Thursday evening.

“I hope this time, it’s a good outcome,” she added. FULL STORY

NU’s Owa Retamar gets ‘most important trophy’ ahead of UAAP Finals

NU Bulldogs' star Owa Retamar gets his degree from National University ahead of the UAAP Season 86 men's volleyball finals.

NU Bulldogs’ star Owa Retamar gets his degree from National University ahead of the UAAP Season 86 men’s volleyball finals.

MANILA, Philippines — Owa Retamar graduated from National University with a Financial Management degree days before the Bulldogs’ upcoming UAAP Season 86 Finals series against the UST Golden Spikers.

Retamar has reached the climax of his life as a student-athlete after graduating on Thursday, reaping the fruit of his hard work after juggling his studies and dutoes as the setter of the Bulldogs. FULL STORY

UAAP: UST Tigresses ready to show maturity vs more experienced NU

UST Tigresses coach KungFu Reyes during a UAAP Season 86 women's volleyball Final Four game

UST Tigresses coach KungFu Reyes during a UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball Final Four game. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — The University of Santo Tomas Tigresses may be a bunch of UAAP women’s volleyball Finals first-timers but coach KungFu Reyes believes their experience in high school and pre-season have prepared them against the more experienced National University Lady Bulldogs.

UST, composed of young players led by super rookie Angge Poyos, has returned to the UAAP finals after five years, and standing in its way is NU, which made it to the UAAP Finals for the third straight time.

They collide in a best-of-three title series starting Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. FULL STORY

UAAP: Shaq Delos Santos grateful for another shot at title with UST

Shaq Delos Santos along with the UST Tigresses coaching staff celebrate after entering the UAAP Season 86 women's volleyball tournament.

Shaq Delos Santos along with the UST Tigresses coaching staff celebrate after entering the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball tournament. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.met

MANILA, Philippines — Fourteen years after steering the University of Santo Tomas to a UAAP title, Shaq Delos Santos–this time, as an assistant coach–is raring to help end the school’s championship drought in the Season 86 women’s volleyball finals.

Delos Santos was the last coach to steer UST to a championship as his squad led by Rhea Dimaculangan and Aiza Maizo-Pontillas swept La Salle in the championship series of Season 72 for the school’s 16th title.

He found himself back on the Tigresses’ turf with his role as part of coach KungFu Reyes’ staff playing an instrumental role in the team’s return to the finals after five years. FULL STORY

UAAP: Lady Bulldogs bracing for hunger-fueled Tigresses

NU Lady Bulldogs during the UAAP Season 86 women's volleyball Final Four game against FEU Lady Tamaraws.

NU Lady Bulldogs during the UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball Final Four game against FEU Lady Tamaraws. –MARLO CUETO/INQUIRER.net

As difficult as things have been for National University (NU) so far during its UAAP Season 86 women’s volleyball campaign, the Lady Bulldogs know it won’t get any easier from here as they battle University of Santo Tomas (UST) for all the glory in the Finals.

“UST won’t back down, you can see its hunger when they play,” Lady Bulldogs star hitter Bella Belen said in Filipino after securing a seat to the Finals on Wednesday with a 25-13, 27-25, 25-15 bounce-back win against Far Eastern University (FEU). And Belen knows what she and the Lady Bulldogs have to do when they shoot for the crown starting on Saturday. FULL STORY



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