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UAAP: LSDC-Street dethrones UP, claims third championship
by Danielle Erika Capule and Renzo Miguel Mercado
Sports News UAAP 79 // May 20, 2017

After a five-year title drought, La Salle Dance Company-Street (LSDC-Street) finished with 89 points to become champions of the UAAP Season 79 Street Dance Competition earlier today at the Plaza Mayor in UST, Manila. LSDC-Street clinched its third UAAP title after previously winning in 2011 and 2012. The UP Street Dance Club (UPSDC) and UST…


UAAP: DLSU Women’s Football ends seven-year title drought, concludes season unbeaten
by Juro Morilla and Danielle Erika Capule
Sports News UAAP 79 // May 12, 2017

The DLSU Women’s Football Team closed its UAAP Season 79 campaign with a perfect record, all en route to a championship. With a record of eight wins in the elimination round, the Lasallians earned themselves an outright berth in the finals. The recent championship gave head coach Hans Peter-Smit his 12th title in the UAAP,…


UAAP: Lady Spikers clinch back-to-back titles, give Fajardo perfect send-off
by Patrick Quintero and Gio Gloria
Sports News UAAP 79 // May 11, 2017

After a season of adversity, the DLSU Lady Spikers have successfully defended their championship and retained the title as the top team of the league. However, it was not an easy journey for the Green-and-White. From losing a handful of key players prior to the season, to players struggling with inconsistency, the team from Taft…


Palacios, Ledesma exit in style, end DLSU Football’s seven-year title drought
by Danielle Erika Capule
Sports Feature UAAP 79 // May 9, 2017

Inna Palacios and Meryll Ledesma’s respective journeys with the prestigious DLSU Football program have come to an end. The co-captains left their mark by giving the team from Taft its first title in seven years while finishing UAAP Season 79 unbeaten. Throughout the whole competition, La Salle showcased its well fortified defense which included Ledesma…


Curtain call: Kim Fajardo puts storybook ending to hallowed UAAP career
by Gio Gloria
News Feature Sports Feature UAAP 79 // May 8, 2017

In her five years in the UAAP, Kim Fajardo has seen everything. She has been a part of the arguably the most popular generation of Lady Spikers, while also serving as the bridge between that group and the current crop of young stars led by the likes of libero Dawn Macandili, MVP (Most Valuable Player)…


UAAP: DLSU Women’s Football clinches crown, ends Season 79 unbeaten
by Juro Morilla and Danielle Erika Capule
Sports News UAAP 79 // May 7, 2017

DLSU Women’s Football clinched the UAAP Football crown after defeating the UST Golden Tigresses, 3-1, to complete its sweep of Season 79 and claim its first title in seven years. Kyra Dimaandal scored the first goal of the game at the 56th minute, followed by an equalizer at the 73’ mark by Hazel Lustan of…


Heart and perseverance: The resiliency of Desiree Cheng and Tin Tiamzon
by Patrick Quintero
Sports Feature UAAP 79 //

“Mas gusto nila.” (They wanted it more.) Throughout the DLSU Lady Spikers’ championship run, DLSU head coach Ramil De Jesus often resorted to this statement whenever asked about claiming victory over their opponents, referring to his players. He has instilled a sense of stubbornness and perseverance amongst the team, that every time they fall down, they…


UAAP Finals: DLSU Women’s Football to battle out against Golden Tigresses
by Juro Morilla and Danielle Erika Capule
Sports News UAAP 79 //

For the second straight year, the DLSU Women’s Football Team concluded the elimination round without a loss. Last season, the Lasallians finished with 20 points coming from six wins, two draws, and zero defeats. The Green-and-White ended up as the first seed and played against the second seed UP Lady Maroons in the finals. DLSU…


UAAP Finals: Lady Spikers outlast ADMU in five sets, clinch tenth title
by Gio Gloria
Sport News UAAP 79 // May 6, 2017

The DLSU Lady Spikers stamped their class as the best team in Season 79 after overcoming the ADMU Lady Eagles in five thrilling sets, 19-25, 25-14, 18-25, 25-18, 15-10, earlier today at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. With the win, DLSU wins its 10th UAAP Volleyball crown under head coach Ramil De Jesus, and their second…


UAAP Finals: Lady Spikers aim to clinch title against reeling ADMU
by Gio Gloria
Sports News UAAP 79 // May 5, 2017

In this sixth straight finals matchup between the DLSU Lady Spikers and the ADMU Lady Eagles, there is little room for surprises. Save for the changing personnel and the ADMU coaching change from Roger Gorayeb to Tai Bundit, the strategies and the all-out passion exhibited by the faithful from both universities have remained the same….