Ateneo, La Salle add another chapter to storied rivalry Saturday

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ La Salle, though, had already established itself as one the premier volleyball schools in the country winning its first title in 2004—10 years before Ateneo earned its first.“The television helped and it also improved because Tai arrived,” said De Jesus, who was the architect of all 11 titles that La Salle won in its storied history. “La Salle was already there at the top before Ateneo got its turn.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—The Ateneo-De La Salle rivalry is not only limited to basketball and it’s been established that the fiery competition between the two schools has spilled to the women’s volleyball landscape.The Lady Spikers and the Lady Eagles met each other six straight times in the finals from 2012 to 2017 and that resulted to this massive must-watch spectacle that even regular elimination games between the two squads have become a fixture in the Philippine sporting world.ADVERTISEMENT Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chartcenter_img Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US And the two teams’ meeting in the second round of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament is once again treated with championship atmosphere.La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus said the rivalry that constantly draws thousands of live spectators and immeasurable television audiences is normal in the sporting context since it was heavily marketed during the first few years of their matchupFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“I think that’s normal because if you’d look at it this was blown up because of the TV because when Ateneo and La Salle started playing each other there was almost no camera crew but now it’s everywhere,” said De Jesus in Filipino Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.De Jesus added that the arrival of Tai Bundit on the Ateneo bench further enhanced the rivalry because that was when the Lady Eagles won their two titles in the league cementing the program as one of the best in the UAAP. ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far MOST READ 1Bataan falls to Tokyo Dime in 3×3 Super Quest final Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more