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Blue Eagles sweep Tamaraws for PVL men’s crown

first_imgFILE PHOTO—The Ateneo Blue Spikers celebrate after getting a point in Game 2 of the UAAP Men’s Volleyball Finals. TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netAteneo overwhelmed Far Eastern University, 25-21, 25-22, 25-16, to sweep the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Men’s Finals Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Blue Eagles dominated the best-of-three series, also taking Game 1 in straight sets, 25-22, 25-20, 25-19, three days ago.ADVERTISEMENT 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set NBA: Thunder coach defends Russell Westbrook from ‘easy to defend’ claims LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Marck Espejo fired 20 points, including four service aces while Gian Carlo Glorioso added 10.Meanwhile, University of Santo Tomas had four players in double-figures to eke out a 21-25, 30-28, 28-26, 25-21, in the battle for third place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogManuel Medina and Joshua Umandal led the charge for the Tiger Spikers with 15 points each.Tyron Carodan added 14 points and Juren Buro chipped in 10.Madzlan Gampong had 20 points, six coming off blocks, for the Bulldogs, who lost a grueling Game 1 on Wednesday, 17-25, 28-26, 20-25, 25-21, 27-25. MOST READcenter_img Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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Rwanda hold ‘Rising Stars’ in AFCON qualifier

first_img0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kenya’s Richard Odada attempts to stop a clearance from Rwanda’s Christian Ishimwe during their AFrican U20 Cup of Nations Qualifier in Machakos on April 1, 2018. Photo/Timothy OlobuluMACHAKOS, Kenya, Apr 1- Kenya’s ‘RisingStars’ will have a tough task ahead of them in the return leg of their African Under-20 Cup of Nations Qualifier against Rwanda in Kigali on April 21 after Byiringiro Rague scored in the 88th minute to see the tie in Machakos on Sunday end 1-1.Richard Odada had scored for Kenya in the seventh minute, but a spirited Rwanda and their never say die attitude ensured they flame of the tie remains alive scoring with two minutes left from a counter attack. The Rising Stars will now need either a high scoring draw or an outright win in the return tie to book a slot in the second round where the winner of this two-legged tie will meet Zambia.It wasn’t the most assuring of performances from the ‘emerging stars’.  The first half was scarce of chances and action infront of goal, most of the action concentrated on hurdling for possession in the middle of the pack.The home side broke the deadlock in the seventh minute when the lanky Odada picked up a loose ball inside the box before calmly firing past the Rwandese keeper.The visitors had failed to clear away a low freekick from Alpha Onyango who had struck from almost 20 yards out and with the spills falling on Odada who has had trials with the Juventus junior team in Italy, he made no mistake converting.However, there was little to write home about in terms of chances.Kenya’s best player on paper, winger Musa Masika failed to sparkle and seldom had balls his way to create danger from wide areas.In the second half, the intensity rose a bit but it wasn’t enough to warrant any threat infront of goal.Kenya’s Musa Masika attempts to go past Rwanda’s Marc Govin Nshimiyimana during their AFrican U20 Cup of Nations Qualifier in Machakos on April 1, 2018. Photo/Timothy OlobuluThe lanky Sidney Lokale had a half chance on the turn after picking up a long ball, but his eventual shot didn’t have enough sting to trouble the Rwandese keeper.Lokale was once again in the thick of things a few minutes later when he took a touch away from the keeper after a run into the box and from a tight angle managed a shot at goal, but Rwanda skipper Prince Buregeya managed to clear off the line.Vincent Wasambo also had a go at goal with a snap shot straight from a throw-in but the effort went just wide.Masika who had struggled to make an impact in the game was then brought off with some pain on his knee and in came Erick Ng’eno.But the Rwandese were the more attacking side and they came close with Christian Ishimwe’s curling effort from a freekick in the 72nd minute missing the target by a whisker.Byiringiro then made the Kenyan keeper work to a fine save at his near post after skipping away from his markers on the right before shooting at goal.However, the resilience paid off with just two minutes of regular time to play when from a counter attack, the winger rounded the keeper who made a first attempt to punch the ball off his feet.Byiringiro however picked it up once again and found shooting space to squeeze the ball in.last_img read more