The stage is set for the championship series of UAAP Season 80 women's volleyball, which will see the De La Salle Lady Spikers going for a three-peat against the FEU Lady Tamaraws, a team that is Finals-bound for the first time in nine years.
In her final season, captain Bernadeth Pons (17 points, 16 digs, 19 receptions) steered the No. 2 seed past the Ateneo Lady Eagles (25-20, 25-21, 14-25, 25-19) to gun for its first title since the 2007-08 squad, led by Rachel Ann Daquis. Meanwhile, a balanced attack from the defending champions (27-25, 25-22, 25-11) broke the hearts of the NU Lady Bulldogs and star Jaja Santiado (17 points), who didn't have the chance to compete for a crown over the course of her collegiate career.
Before the intense best-of-three between the Lady Spikers and Lady Tams gets underway this weekend, a semifinals gallery of the most passionate and pleasing volleybelles—and what they were probably thinking in those moments—seems only fitting.
Enjoy another round of Caption This, gentlemen!
When you're almost at the top, but a dynasty stands in your way
"Makuha ka sa tingin!"
A loud crowd isn't always a good thing
When you say you're sorry in the middle of an argument. Tsk.
Looking at next season like...
"Hey, you're in my shot!"
When she knows you're full of BS and decides to just walk away:
That look when the squad is complete
The guy you're dating makes history (55 points for Marck Espejo)
Back-to-back isn't enough
"Ginawa ko naman ang lahat."
"Don't cry. Kaya mo 'to..."
Photography Jerome Ascano