Perlas Spikers pound Water Defenders

Banko-Perlas fought back from a shutout loss to PetroGazz the last time out with a 25-23, 23-25, 25-18, 25-16 victory over BaliPure yesterday to get back into the mix in the early going of the Premiver Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the Flying V Center in San Juan.

Philippines ‘beach’ pair gets the boot

BORACAY – Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons put up a valiant stand before bowing to Japan’s Sakurako Fujii and Minori Kumada, 17-21, 19-21, ending the Philippines’ campaign in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open presented by Globe yesterday at the White House Beach Station 1 here.

Rondina, partner save day for Philippines

A few days removed from completing her indoor volleyball stint for University of Santo Tomas, Rondina was still superb as ever in the sand court, dazzling the lustily-cheering crowd with a bevy of powerful kills, smart plays and solid digs to help Pons score their first win and somehow ease several heartbreaks that the home side suffered earlier in the day.

Rondina, pal hope to deliver

BORACAY – Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons, the Philippines’ top sand court aces, hope to make an impact in the main draw of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open presented by Globe today at the White House Beach Station 1 here.

Beach volley in spotlight

Sisi Rondina will be reunited with Bernadeth Pons in the four-day tournament organized by the Beach Volleyball Republic, which also includes other Filipina pairs Dij Rodriguez and Bea Tan, Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontaño, and Fiola Ceballos and Patty Orendain in the main draw.

You lose, you die

WITH one final chance to end her checkered collegiate career as a champion, newly-minted MVP Sisi Rondina will leave everything on the floor as she tries to bring the UAAP women's volleyball trophy back to University of Santo Tomas.

Tigers stay in the hunt

The victory also allowed second-running Ironcon UST to move closer from claiming the twice-to-beat advantage in the playoffs. Earlier, City of Valencia Bukidnon-SSC-R remained in the hunt for the Foundation Group top spot with a 105-82, dismantling of lowly CD14 Designs-TUA.

Alive and Spiking

ATENEO lived for another day as it dragged University of Santo Tomas to a deciding Game 3 with 26-24, 14-25, 25-21, 25-15 victory in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament last night before 19,672 fans at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Tigresses set out as heavy underdogs

Ateneo last tasted defeat from the hands of UST on Jan. 15, 2012, a 25-14, 21-25, 19-25, 23-25 setback, where Loren Lantin delivered a splendid job in orchestrating plays in lieu of injured starting setter Rhea Dimaculangan, and since then, has won 14 straight matches.