Throwback: The Best Women's Volleyball Games from UAAP Season 77
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 21, 2016 05:20 PM
As we wait for UAAP Season 78 to open, how about we all watch some of the best games from Season 77?
UAAP Season 78 Volleyball is still 10 days away but if you guys can't wait and absolutely have to get your fix of UAAP volleyball, then you will like this very special edition of Throwback Thursday.
Why? Nothing special really, we'll just give you the best games from Season 77 IN FULL.
How about that for a throwback?
In no particular order, these are some of the best games from last season, enjoy!
UP Lady Maroons vs. UST Golden Tigresses --- December 3, 2014.
Coming off a tough loss against the De La Salle Lady Spikers, the UST Golden Tigresses looked to bounce back against UP in hopes of getting their early Final Four run started.
However, the Lady Maroons had other things in mind as they stole a very close opening salvo on their way to a four-set stunner.
UP Lady Maroons vs. Ateneo Lady Eagles --- January 4, 2015.
We stay with UP for this next one as the Lady Maroons almost spoiled what would eventually be Ateneo's perfect season early last year.
After a trip to Hong Kong, the Lady Eagles came back to the season a little sluggish and almost fell prey to an upset-conscious Lady Maroons. What went down was an instant five-set classic that the champs barely survived.
Ateneo Lady Eagles vs. DLSU Lady Spikers --- January 11, 2015.
What more can you ask for about this game? The Ateneo-La Salle rivalvy? Check. Finals rematch? Check. Both teams undefeated going into the last game of the first round? Check.
So what are you still doing? Watch this one. NOW.
Ateneo Lady Eagles vs. DLSU Lady Spikers II --- February 18, 2015.
The Lady Spikers came into this game wanting revenge for their five-set first round defeat as well as trying to spoil Ateneo's perfect run and force a Final Four.
However, the Lady Eagles would re-assert their mastery over their Taft rivals in a highly-competitive four-set affair, featuring a crazy ending that did not involve Alyssa Valdez in the last couple of scores.
UST Golden Tigresses vs. FEU Lady Tamaraws --- February 25, 2015.
UST fans might want to skip this one as this game marks the Tigresses missing the Final Four for a third consecutive year.
After a sensational mid-season run that got them to as high as third place, the Tigresses could not finish the job to secure an outright berth in the semifinals. Instead they had to beat the Lady Tamaraws, a team that barely made it there and a team UST has already beaten twice, in order to reach the stepladder playoffs.
In the end, FEU fashioned out a tough five-set win, denying UST a return trip to their glory days.
DLSU Lady Spikers vs. NU Lady Bulldogs --- March 7, 2015.
After losing their twice-to-beat advantage in the first game, the DLSU Lady Spikers had to deal with the dangerous NU Lady Bulldogs in do-or-die fashion if they wanted another shot at the finals.
Surviving NU's early challenge, the Lady Spikers battled their way to a four-set win but paid a bigger price after losing star spiker Ara Galang to a torn ACL, setting the tone for their finals encounter with Ateneo.
Ateneo Lady Eagles vs. DLSU Lady Spikers Game 1 --- March 11, 2015.
Without Ara Galang, the DLSU Lady Archers were hardpressed to stop the Ateneo juggernaut in the finals.
To make matters worse for the ladies in green, Camille Cruz went down late in the game with another knee injury, taking whatever fight was left in La Salle.
DLSU Lady Spikers vs. Ateneo Lady Eagles Game 2 --- March 14, 2015.
The Lady Eagles sweep La Salle in the finals to complete a sensational 16-0 season. Alysaa Valdez is the MVP and gives Ateneo back-to-back titles. Why are you still reading this? Just go watch the game below.