Photo contest extended!

The submission of entries for the photo contest is extended until 5:00 PM of 8 August, 2014 (Friday).

Entries will be accepted at the POC-PSC Media Center (Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila) from 12PM to 5PM during week-days only.

Contact of Coordinator:

1. Arnold Cuento – 0927-2187591(Sportscore Representative)
2. Erap – Office landline – 536-4722 (POC-PSC Media Center Coordinator)


All Filipino Conference Final Results 1

Individual Awards

Women’s Final Ranking


Champion Generika-Army
2nd RC-Cola Air Force
3rd PLDT
4th AirAsia
5th Petron
6th Cagayan
7th Cignal HD

Men’s Final Ranking


1st PLDT
2nd Cignal HD
3rd Systema
4th IEM
5th Via Mare


Generika-Army floors RC Cola-Air Force, scores three-peat

The Generika-Philippine Army Troopers continue their domination of the women’s division of the Philippine SuperLiga as they became champions of the 2014 All Filipino Conference by beating the RC Cola-Philippine Air Force Raiders in straight sets, 25-22, 25-19, 25-16, on July 26 at the Cuneta Astrodome.

The Troopers showed their veteran composure, while the Raiders exhibited their nerves. RC Cola-Air Force found its floor defense wanting in the winner-take-all match as Generika-Army picked its spots on the floor with relative ease.

“Nagbunga lahat ng paghihirap namin sa training,” said three-time PSL champion coach Rico de Guzman as his squad has won all of the championships in the women’s division so far.

Mary Jean Balse had a vintage performance with 16 points, three of those coming from blocks and three from service aces. Rachel Ann Daquis and Nerissa Bautista had nine markers apiece.

Joy Cases and Judy Ann Caballejo carried the fort for the Raiders with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Ageless setter Tina Salak was the MVP of the women’s division with Balse taking home the second best middle blocker award. Cases (second best outside spiker) and Rhea Dimaculangan (best setter) received individual awards as well.

Meanwhile, PLDT players Suzanne Roces and Lizlee Pantone won the best opposite spiker and best libero accolades. Stephanie Mercado was declared the first best outside spiker and Aby Marano was first best middle blocker. (JP Abcede)

Match results are available by clicking on this link.

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PLDT-Air Force Accomplishes Sweep of PSL AFC men’s division

TVolution-Philippine Air Force Power Attackers fulfilled their mission of going unbeaten at the 2014 Philippine SuperLiga All Filipino Conference men’s division as they halted sibling squad Cignal HD Spikers , 25-21, 25-21, 25-21, on July 26 at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.

The PLDT Home The final tally does not reflect how PLDT-Air Force barely broke a sweat in the match. The Power Attackers led by more than double figures midway in the second set before stepping on the breaks as Cignal made the tally more respectable. The same thing happened in the final frame as they went ahead, 22-13, before easing off on the opposition.

Alnakran Abdilla led the way with 18 points, his points distributed this way: 15 attacks, two blocks, and a service ace. He deferred to his teammates, especially to his setters, for his splendid performance the entire conference.

“Hinuhugot ko ang lakas ko sa mga teammates ko,” Abdilla remarked, his teammates reacting to his response.

Jeffrey Malabanan, the one who scored the championship point, contributed ten points.

Jay dela Cruz was the only one in Cignal who finished in double digits with ten. Bonjomar Castel had nine markers. (JP Abcede)

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Match results are available by clicking on this link.

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PLDT Home takes third in women’s division

The PLDT Home TVolution Power Attackers finished third in the women’s division of the 2014 Philippine SuperLiga All Filipino Conference after holding off new team AirAsia Zest Flying Spikers in four sets, 25-17, 18-25, 25-18, 25-23, on July 26 at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City.

The Power Attackers were on their way to cruising for the bronze medal in the fourth set when they went ahead, 22-15. However, the Flying Spikers had other things in mind as they put up one last fight to tie the count at 22-all.

Maruja Banaticla scored the winning point after she won the battle on top of the net from the left wing as the referee had a dramatic pause before pointing towards PLDT’s side of the court.

Winning coach Roger Gorayeb commented that although they did not reach their objectives, he was satisfied in their performance this conference as they look to improve for the PSL Grand Prix.

“Nagpapasalamat pa rin ako,” Gorayeb said. “Third place is not bad.”

Sue Roces powered her team with 16 points, 15 of them from attacks. Cha Soriano had 13 attack points to finish with 14 total, while Louann Latigay concluded with 12 markers.

Stephanie Mercado led AirAsia with 15 points, 12 from attacks and two via service aces. Aby Marano also had ten to conclude her first conference in the league.

The Flying Spikers had 11 blocks, but this was negated when they committed 31 errors and they only had 40 attack points compared to PLDT Home’s 50. (JP Abcede)

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Match results are available by clicking on this link.

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Photo Contest– first prize 20,000!

The PLDT Home DSL-Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference is conducting a PHOTO CONTEST. All legitimate sports photographers are invited to join (Open to Print Newspapers and recognized news online portals – ie spin.ph, yahoo!sports, rappler.com., solarsportsdesk.com) winners with the corresponding prizes to the photographer and the sports editor:

SportsCore (together with the Panel Judges) will pick three winners:
First Prize—P 20,000 to the winning photographer and another P20,000.00 to his/her sports editor
Second Prize—P 10,000 to the winning photographer and another P10,000.00 to his/her sports editor
Third Prize—P 5,000 to the winning photographer and another P5,000.00 to his/her sports editor

PHOTO CONTEST MECHANICS

1. All entries must be published in any daily broadsheet, tabloid or the mentioned news online portals with nationwide circulation.

2. Entries must show the logo or script of the sponsoring PLDT Home DSL. Absence of the logo or script will mean automatic forfeiture of the entry.

3. Entries must be submitted in 8R (8 x 10 inches) format or larger, along with a copy of the newspaper/printed online proof on which the photograph was printed (No cutouts please. Score will only accept entries along with the issue on date of the photograph’s publication).

4. There is no limit on the number of entries.

5. Entries will be accepted only at the Score office, Unit 5-I, Fort Palm Spring Building, 1st Avenue cor. 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig or at PSL Secretariat Office (in Cuneta Astrodome during competition days between 3PM to 6PM).

6. Final day of submission is on the seventh day after the last championship game for the PLDT Home DSL-Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference is played.

7. Announcement of the winners will follow seven days after the final day of submission. (This is subject to change at SCORE’s discretion)


Gorayeb and de Jesus bring rivalry to a different level

Roger Gorayeb and Ramil de Jesus both made a name for themselves by building dynasties as head coaches in their respective collegiate programs. They meet again this 26 July at the Cuneta Astrodome, this time in the battle for third at the 2014 Philippine SuperLiga All-Filipino Conference women’s division.

Coach Ramil de Jesus of AirAsia

Before bringing their talent to the club level, it was a meeting between the two distinguished mentors in five years at the UAAP that ignited their rivalry.

De Jesus has been De La Salle University’s women’s volleyball coach since 1999, giving the Lady Spikers their first ever UAAP championship in his rookie season. It was at his helm that they achieved two separate three-peats.

Gorayeb, on the other hand, was just continuing San Sebastian College-Recoletos Manila’s dominance of the NCAA’s women’s volleyball competition as he was the architect of the Lady Stags’ six straight championships from 2005-2011.

In between, he was hired in 2008 by Ateneo to spearhead the school’s resurgence in volleyball.
And this is where it all began.

Ateneo de Manila was not known to be a volleyball superpower, and it was a long arduous climb before it reached prominence. Gorayeb was the one that provided the extra push to make the program a legitimate force.

Coach Roger Gorayeb of PLDT

Coach Roger Gorayeb of PLDT[/caption]The Lady Eagles reached the semifinals only to be stopped by the Lady Spikers of De La Salle en route to the latter’s first of three consecutive titles.

The Katipunan based university stopped DLSU’s perfect run in the 2011-12 UAAP season by winning the first game of the finals in four sets, but the green and white retaliated by taking the next two matches. The two met in the finals of Season 75 of the UAAP where the Taft-based volleybelles swept the series in eight sets and two matches as they completed their second three-peat.

Since then, Gorayeb has focused himself with San Sebastian and the Power Attackers, while de Jesus recently added the AirAsia Flying Spikers to his resume. And at the PSL is where they will add on to their list of classic matchups. (JP Abcede)