Lady Chiefs forge strong start to title defense; undermanned Lady Stags open campaign with win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Arellano head coach Obet Javier said he wanted his team to make a strong statement at the onset.“Every time I meet with the players I always tell them that in Season 92, we were the champions, and that’s okay, but this year we have to defend this,” said Javier. “If we worked hard [last season], this Season 93, we have to push through even harder.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSan Sebastian also got off to an impressive start despite a depleted lineup and hacked out a 25-16, 25-19, 25-16 win over Emilio Aguinaldo College.The Lady Stags, who began life without three-time MVP Grethcel Soltones, played just seven of their eight players but showed a lot of resiliency. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dangie Encarnacion scored on back-to-back check balls that sent San Sebastian to match point at 24-16 before Daurene Santos finished it all off with an ace.San Sebastian coach Roger Gorayeb said Soltones’ graduation should push the remaining members of the team to come out of their shells.“I always tell them that with Grethcel gone they should be able to stand on their own feet,” said Gorayeb in Filipino.“When Grethcel was still here, the offense went through her for like 70 percent of the time so the players would tend to sit back instead of stepping up. Now that Grethcel’s gone, maybe they will start performing better.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES NCAA Ladies Volleyball Mary Anne Esguerra of Arellano U misses the ball off Mapua’s Nicole Frando , at the Filoil arena . INQUIRER PHOTO/AUGUST DELA CRUZArellano University launched a strong start to its title defense in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament after dismantling Mapua in straight sets, 25-10, 25-17, 25-13, Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Regine Arocha led Arellano with 12 points while Andrea Marzan added nine as the Lady Chiefs overwhelmed the Lady Cardinals all game.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Marcial assures Nat’l 5 support, forms ‘trade body’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more