M01: UP Lady Maroons vs. UE Lady Warriors [Round 1 - 02/16/2019]

Expelliarmus_27Expelliarmus_27 Moderator PEx Moderator
edited February 4 in UAAP - Volleyball
Date: February 16, 2019
Time: 2pm
Venue: Fil-Oil Flying V Arena, San Juan City

The road to a return trip to the Final Four starts for arguably the hottest team in the off-season, UP Lady Maroons. The PSL and PVL collegiate champions start their campaign against a familiar opponent, the team they faced first and last in season 80, the much improved Lady Warriors. The Godfrey Okumu-mentored squad will parade a relatively similar lineup from last year, but with much improved skills. They will definitely rely on the senior duo of  PSL MVP Tots Carlos and PVL MVP Isa Molde, but are expected to get ample support from its other wingers, seniors Justine Dorog, Caca Sandoval and Marian Buitre. The returning Ayie Gannaban, mainstays Maris Layug and Jessma Ramos, plus rookie Lorie Bernardo will hold the fort in the middle spot, as graduating setter Ayel Estranero dictate plays. Will Season 81 be a banner year for the "Atin 'To" mantra squad?

The UE Lady Warriors are in it to win it. They are not the team that wants to cause upsets, but the team being hunt down. And the season 81 lineup of UE says so. With the dynamic duo of veterans Judith Abil and Mary Ann Mendrez, seniors Roselle Baliton, Seth Rodriguez and Jasmine Alcayde, and last year's best libero, Kath Arado inside the fold of rookie coach Rey Karl Dimaculangan, the Lady Warriors are the dark horses of the tournament. They pushed their opening round opponents to 5 sets in Round 1 and to 4 sets in Round 2. Even with the graduation of veteran Shaya Adororador did not hamper the spirits of the Lady Warriors who finished bronze in the PSL Collegiate. Will UE finally rise from ashes?

Relive their Season 80 elimination round matches here:





  • damn_ilookgooddamn_ilookgood Member Volleyball Vanguard
    edited February 4
    Nice write-up @Expelliarmus_27!

    For as long as UP can handle the missiles of Abil Bendong and Olarve from the service line, it's going to be a UP win in three sets. Expect the UE OHs to be heavily guarded. POG Carlos
  • dobby58dobby58 Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    4 sets in favor of UE. Kath Arado will be Match MVP.
  • angelofrancisangelofrancis Member Volleyball Vanguard
    I really love the idea na meron videos from Youtube. This UP Lady Maroon line up is the most exciting for me. Pwede talaga sila mag Final 4 or even Finals. Pero sana makabawi ang AdU sa inyo double heartbreak nyo kame sa UAAP Basketball at PVL.

    UP in 4. POG Carlos.

  • victor212121victor212121 Member PEx Guru ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    UP in 3 , PoG: Carlos

    Ayusin lang ng LMs ang reception nila, watch out for Abil, Bendong, and Gabarda hehe
  • grail80grail80 Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    UP in 4. Nahirapan din ang UP sa kanila last year.
  • orangerseyorangersey advertising slave PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    UP in 3. Estrañero will maximize her middles early in the game. Wingers will have a field day later on.

    POG: Tots Carlos
  • Jeremytorres760Jeremytorres760 Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Kamusta yung PSL Col. Grand Slam matches nila? 
    Di ko napanood yun eh? 

  • pretenred1pretenred1 Member PEx Legend ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    Kamusta yung PSL Col. Grand Slam matches nila? 
    Di ko napanood yun eh? 

    4 set match, 
    UP in 3 sets. 
    POG: Isa Molde

  • akosiblinkakosiblink Rookie PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited February 4
    UP in 4 sets. Aie Gannaban - POG via blocks.
  • brittanibrittani PEx Rookie ⭐
    UP in 3 hard-fought sets. POG: Tots Carlos

    Mahihirapan ang UP sa UE pero their maturity will win them a 3-set first match vs the much improved Lady Warriors. These girls in red should not be taken lightly.
  • konjaqueskonjaques Member 🐯 Tiger Squad🥈
    UP in 3-4 sets  
  • dowaitodowaito Captain Daichi Sawamura Clay Court Specialist
    Up in 4 sets. Dikit scores. 
  • iskatriniskatrin Davina Damorales PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    UP in 4. POG Carlos. Arado double-double in digs and receives. Abil and Bendong one ace each. Maristela with at least one block and look away awra.
  • nheii0215nheii0215 Thank You JIAmazing! 🦅 Eagle Squad🏅
    UP in 5 sets. POG Carlos
  • brittanibrittani PEx Rookie ⭐
    iskatrin said:
    UP in 4. POG Carlos. Arado double-double in digs and receives. Abil and Bendong one ace each. Maristela with at least one block and look away awra.
    daming sinabi ni ing-ing
  • AriaGMAriaGM Encantado PEx Moderator
    UP in 3 tight sets. POG: Carlos
  • piniskatpiniskat Laban UP! PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    UP in 4 sets na sobrang dikit ng scores. 
    POG: Carlos
  • winwinwin012winwinwin012 Member 🐯 Tiger Squad🥈
    UE in 5 sets. POG: Arado
  • UP in 4 sets

    POG: Carlos
  • sweet_ryansweet_ryan Member PEx Guru ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
    UP in 3 sets. 

    POG: Molde

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