Red Stripe Premier League 2015-16 Fixtures

first_imgRed Stripe Premier League 2015-16 FixturesRED STRIPE PREMIER LEAGUE 2015 2016ROUND 1Sunday September 6, 2015 (Match Day 1)Harbour View FC vs Boys’ Town FC 6:30 pm Harbour View StadiumMontego Bay United FC vs Portmore United FC 4:00 pm Wespow ParkF.C. Reno vs Humble Lion FC 3:30 pm Frome ComplexRivoli United FC vs Waterhouse FC 4:00 pm Prison OvalTivoli Gardens FC VS Cavalier SC 3:30 pm Edward Seaga ComplexMonday, September 7, 2015Arnett Gardens FC VS UWI FC 6:00pm Anthony Spaulding Sports ComplexSunday September 13, 2015 (Match Day 2)Boys’ Town FC vs Tivoli Gardens FC 3:30 pm Barbican StadiumCavalier SC vs Arnett Gardens FC 5:00 pm Stadium EastHumble Lion FC vs Harbour View FC 3:30 pm Effortville Community CentrePortmore United FC vs Rivoli United FC 3:30 pm Middlesex Intl CollegeReno vs Waterhouse FC 3:30 pm Frome ComplexUWI FC vs Montego Bay United FC 3:30 pm UWI Bowl, MonaSunday September 20, 2015 (Match Day 3)Arnett Gardens FC vs Boys’ Town FC 6:00 pm Anthony Spaulding Sports ComplexHarbour View FC vs FC Reno 6:30 pm Harbour View StadiumRivoli United FC vs UWI FC 4:00 pm Prison OvalTivoli Gardens FC vs Humble Lion FC 3:30 pm Edward Seaga ComplexWaterhouse FC vs Portmore United FC 4:00 pm Drewsland StadiumSunday September 27, 2015 (Match Day 4)Boys Town FC vs Montego Bay United FC 3:30 pm Barbican StadiumCavalier SC vs Rivoli United FC 5:00 pm Stadium EastHarbour View FC vs Waterhouse FC 6:30 pm Harbour View StadiumHumble Lion FC vs Arnett Gardens FC 3:30 pm Effortville Community CentreFC Reno vs Tivoli Gardens FC 3:30 pm Frome ComplexUWI FC vs Portmore United FC 3:30 pm UWI Bowl, MonaWednesday September 30, 2015 (Match Day 3)Montego Bay United FC vs Cavalier SC 4:00 pm Wespow ParkSunday October 4, 2015 (Match Day 5)Arnett Gardens FC vs FC Reno 6:00 pm Anthony Spaudling ComplexMontego Bay United FC vs Humble Lion FC 4:00 pm Wespow ParkPortmore United FC vs Cavalier SC 3:30 pm Middlesex Intl CollegeRivoli United FC vs Boys’ Town FC 4:00 pm Prison OvalTivoli Gardens FC vs Harbour View FC 3:30 pm Edward Seaga ComplexWaterhouse FC vs UWI FC 4:00 pm Drewsland StadiumSunday October 11, 2015 (Match Day 6)Boys’ Town FC vs Portmore United FC 3:30 pm Barbican StadiumCavalier SC vs UWI FC 5:00 pm Stadium EastHarbour View FC vs Arnett Gardens FC 6:30 pm Harbour View StadiumHumble Lion FC vs Rivoli United FC 3:30 pm Effortville Community CentreFC Reno vs Montego Bay United FC 3:30 pm Frome ComplexTivoli Gardens FC vs Waterhouse FC 3:30 pm Edward Seaga ComplexSunday October 18, 2015 (Match Day 7)Arnett Gardens FC vs Tivoli Gardens FC 6:00 pm Anthony Spaulding ComplexMontego Bay United FC vs Harbour View FC 4:00 pm Wespow ParkPortmore United FC vs Humble Lion FC 3:30 pm Middlesex Int’l CollegeRivoli United FC VS F.C. Reno 4:00 pm Prison OvalUWI FC vs Boys’ Town FC 3:30 pm UWI Bowl, MonaWaterhouse FC vs Cavalier SC 4:00 pm Drewsland StadiumSunday October 25, 2015 (Match Day 8)Arnett Gardens FC vs Waterhouse FC 6:00 pm Anthony Spaulding ComplexBoys’ Town FC vs Cavalier SC 3:00 pm Barbican StadiumHarbour View FC vs Rivoli United FC 6:30 pm Harbour View StadiumHumble Lion FC vs UWI FC 3:00 pm Effortville Community CentreFC Reno vs Portmore United FC 3:00 pm Frome ComplexTivoli Gardens FC vs Montego Bay United FC 3:00 pm Edward Seaga ComplexSunday November 1, 2015 (Match Day 9)Cavalier SC vs Humble Lion FC 4:30 pm Stadium EastMontego Bay United FC vs Arnett Gardens FC 3:00 pm Wespow ParkPortmore United FC vs Harbour View FC 3:00 pm Middlesex Int’l CollegeRivoli United FC vs Tivoli Gardens FC 3:00 pm Prison OvalUWI FC vs F C Reno 3:00 pm UWI Bowl MonaWaterhouse FC vs Boys’ Town FC 3:00 pm Drewsland StadiumWednesday November 4, 2015 (Match Day 10)Arnett Gardens FC vs Rivoli United FC 6:00 pm Anthony Spaulding ComplexHarbour View FC vs UWI FC 7:00 pm Harbour View StadiumHumble Lion FC vs Boys’ Town FC 3:00 pm Effortville Community CentreMontego Bay United FC vs Waterhouse FC 3:00 pm Wespow ParkReno vs Cavalier SC 3:00pm Frome ComplexTivoli Gardens FC vs Portmore United FC 3:00 pm Edward Seaga ComplexSunday November 8, 2015 (Match Day 11)Boys’ Town FC VS F.C. Reno 3:00 pm Barbican StadiumCavalier SC vs Harbour View FC 4:30 pm Stadium EastPortmore United FC vs Arnett Gardens FC 3:00 pm Middlesex Int’l CollegeRivoli United FC vs Montego Bay United FC 3:00 pm Prison OvalUWI FC vs Tivoli Gardens FC 3:00 pm UWI Bowl, MonaWaterhouse FC vs Humble Lion FC 3:00 pm Drewsland Stadiumlast_img read more

Jennifer Ellison-Brown: Identifying common sport-related injuries

first_img These are injuries to the bone and include fractures and dislocation. A dislocation means that a bone at a joint is forced out of its normal position, usually by violent twisting. The ligaments around the joint may also be damaged. This usually happens at the shoulder, elbow, finger and thumb. The signs and symptoms are severe pain at or near the joint, the joint appears deformed and the casualty cannot move it. Swelling and bruising occurs around the joint. These include damages to muscles, ligaments tendons and cartilages and are identified as follows: Sprains: This happens when the ligament at a joint gets overstretched and torn. Example:- twisting the ankle when running can cause it to sprain. In a severe sprain, the ligament is badly torn and the injury looks like a fracture. The symptoms are pain and tenderness around the joint that are made worse by movement. Swelling occurs, followed by bruising. Strains or pull: This happens when a muscle or tendon is torn due to violent overstretching. The hamstrings and calf muscles are at special risk if warm-up is not done properly (the Achilles tendon of the calf muscles can tear completely). The symptoms are: a sudden sharp pain at the tear, then swelling, stiffening and sometimes cramps. A torn Achilles tendon prevents the casualty from getting up. Torn knee cartilage: There are two curved pads of cartilage at the knee joint. These may tear if the knee is twisted violently. Symptoms are pain on one side of the knee; the joint may ‘lock’ and not straighten fully for a time and may swell later. Tennis or golfer’s elbow: This happens when the muscles in the lower arm are overused. The area around the elbow becomes inflamed, tender and sore. Abrasions or grazes: This is when skin is scraped off the body; for example during a sliding tackle in football on a hard pitch. Cuts: This is when the skin and the blood vessels get damaged, so blood flows out of the body. Bleeding must be stopped as quickly as possible. Bruises: These are signs that blood is leaking from damaged blood vessels under the skin and are caused by impact. The skin changes colour (blue, black), the area is painful and can swell. Blisters: Repeated friction in the skin causes the layers to separate and fill with fluid, creating a small swelling. This is best avoided by wearing correct size and type of foot wear. Stress fractures Soft tissue injuries Dislocations n The casualty may have heard or felt a snap. n Pain and tenderness around the injury n The part cannot be moved normally n Swelling and bruising develops n The limb may look deformed and twisted. Signs and symptoms: Injuries in sports fall in two categories, acute and chronic or overuse injuries. Acute injuries are the result of a sudden stress on the body. Chronic or overuse injuries are caused by overtraining, insufficient recovery, poor technique and badly designed footwear or equipment. Injuries are classified as soft tissue injuries, hard tissue injuries and others referred to as dangerous condition. The emphasis this week will be on soft and hard tissue injuries. These are small cracks in the bone often caused by too much running on hard surfaces. The signs of stress fracture are steadily increasing pain in a particular area of the limb, swelling and tenderness. An example of this injury is the shin splint. A fracture is a break in a bone. There are two types. Simple (closed) fracture: The bone is cracked, but the skin is not damaged. Open or compound fracture: The skin is damaged and the bone may stick out. Bones contains nerves and blood vessels, so a fracture means pain and bleeding. This leads to swelling and bruising when blood leaks in surrounding tissue. Fractures Hard-tissue injurieslast_img read more

Newnham romps Sandals National Amateur Golf Champs

first_imgAN ecstatic Jonathan Newnham yesterday punched the air and roared in triumph after sinking a birdie to finally win the Jamaica National Amateur Golf Championship, at Sandals Golf and Country Club, at Upton, St Ann, the title he lost by two holes at Caymanas last year.”It feels good, but it has not quite sunk in. It was a good finish, birdie,” said the University of Mississippi player after going one under on each of the final two holes to finish the third and final day on 70, one under par.Newnham’s overall score of 211, 74-67-70, played over three days, had him finishing two under par, 10 shots clear of Sandals Academy graduates Oshae Haye and Zandre Roye, who both finished on 221.However, Haye, who had a better final-day score, 72, clinched the runner-up spot ahead of Roye, 74, in the battle of home-course boys, ages 19 and 20, respectively.FIRST-DAYSCOREDespite host course Sandals basking in Haye and Roye’s second- and third-place finish, yesterday belonged to Newnham, who rallied from a three over par first-day score, 74, to fire 67 on Sunday’s second day, before adding the coup de grace.”It was a good day. I struggled on the back nine with a little headache, but I kept the momentum going to score 70,” he said.Delroy Johnson, another Sandals-based player, saw his game whittle away yesterday, scoring 81, 10 over par, after starting the tournament as joint leader with Sean Morris on Saturday. Up to Sunday, Johnson was still within striking distance, three shots behind Newnham.”I had three bad holes on the front nine, two three and seven. I triple bogeyed the two and three and doubled seven,” he lamented.Newnham, Haye and Roye will next suit up for the four-day Hoerman Cup trials at Cinnamon Hill, Montego Bay, in two weeks’ time.last_img read more

Heroes in Action champs eager for 8K test

first_img Expecting fast time With just over two weeks to go before the second staging of the Jamaica National Building Society Foundation Heroes In Action Run/Walk, slated for Falmouth, Trelawny, on Monday, October 17, defending male and female champions Ryon Chambers and Karen Blagrove are both confident about retaining their titles. Unlike last year’s staging, the athletes will not compete over a 5K distance as, this time around, the organisers have decided to provide a 4K and an 8K route. Both champions will journey over the longer distance. When The Gleaner caught up with them yesterday, they were both extremely upbeat and confident of winning again despite going an extra 3 kilometres. “I definitely will run the longer event as the 4K is for kids, and being an elite distance athlete, running the 8K is my ideal event,” said Chambers. “This is one of the best routes I have competed on because it is very flat and I am expecting a really fast time,” added Chambers. Veteran Blagrove has hardly missed a road race in Jamaica and, despite her age, she is looking forward once again to defending her title in style and her stay in that part of the island. “I am eager to compete once again. At this moment, I am actually trying to book somewhere to stay as I will be using the opportunity for a vacation in Falmouth and, after the race, I will spend few days touring,” said Blagrove, who also stated that she prefers the extended distance as she is in race marathon form at the moment.last_img read more

Four-goal Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool leading way in EPL

first_img WEST BROM 0 Olivier Giroud scored his first goals of the season within a five-minute spell almost immediately after coming off the bench in the 69th minute. After connecting with Kieran Gibbs’ cross for his opener, the France forward rose to head in Arsenal’s third in the 76th minute. It thwarted any hope of a comeback from bottom-place, winless Sunderland after Alexis Sanchez’s opener was cancelled out by Jermain Defoe’s penalty. Sanchez rounded off the victory after Gibbs’ shot hit the post. Arsenal have gone 14 games unbeaten in all competitions since the season-opening loss to Liverpool. MIDDLESBROUGH 2 BOURNEMOUTH 0 Tottenham remain the league’s only unbeaten team, but a third successive draw left them three points off the pace. Tottenham have stalled since opening the month with an eye-catching victory over leaders Manchester City as last season’s top scorer, Harry Kane, remains sidelined with a hamstring injury. Vincent Janssen, deputising for Kane, scored his first league goal for the club – a penalty just like his two previous strikes in the League Cup. But Ahmed Musa levelled at the start of the second half, bundling the ball into the net after meeting Jamie Vardy’s cross. Gaston Ramirez ran the length of the pitch, beating Harry Arter and Andrew Surman before striking past goalkeeper Artur Boruc to put the hosts in front before half-time. Middlesbrough, who collected only one point from their first four games, doubled the lead after the break through Stewart Downing. SUNDERLAND 1 ARSENAL 4 LONDON (AP): Manchester City, Arsenal, and Liverpool matched each other with four-goal wins, and only goal difference separated them at the top of the English Premier League yesterday. It’s shaping up to be the tightest title race in years – and Manchester United are not part of it. Instead, JosÈ Mourinho is experiencing a frustrating start to his United career. Mourinho was sent off as a 0-0 draw when Burnley left United with no wins in the league in October and three points from a possible 12. Mourinho was furious that a penalty was not awarded for Jon Flanagan’s challenge on Matteo Darmian. He then watched from the stands as Ander Herrera was sent off in the second half after receiving a second yellow card. United dropped to eighth place, eight points behind the pacesetters. MANCHESTER CITY 4 Third-place Liverpool compensated for their defensive errors with a fine attacking display in south London. Although Emre Can put Liverpool in front with a first-time shot in the 16th minute, Dejan Lovren gifted Palace an equaliser inside two minutes. Under little pressure, Lovren sent the ball back toward his own goal and James McArthur met it with a header. Lovren made amends three minutes later, restoring Liverpool’s lead by meeting Philippe Coutinho’s corner with a header. Although McArthur headed Palace level again in the 33rd, another of Coutinho’s corners was met by JoÎl Matip to put Liverpool in front before half-time. Only after Roberto Firmino chipped goalkeeper Steve Mandanda in the 71st could Liverpool feel comfortable. Hull captain Michael Dawson’s late own goal condemned his side to a sixth successive league loss. Nordin Amrabat’s shot ricocheted off Dawson and past goalkeeper David Marshall in the 82nd. While Watford are flying high in seventh place, Hull remain in the bottom three having not taken a point since a draw at Burnley on September 10. LIVERPOOL 4 WATFORD 1 HULL 0 CRYSTAL PALACE 2 Manchester City ended their six-match winless run in style, ending Pep Guardiola’s worst spell in management. Sergio Ag¸ero scored twice in the first half and set up Ilkay G¸ndogan for the first of his goals after the break. “I would like to convince Sergio how important he is for us. We need him a lot,” Guardiola said of the striker he dropped at Barcelona this month in the Champions League. “When he shows that brilliance and belief, Sergio is exceptional. We want to try and help him to be better and better. He is fantastic.” TOTTENHAM 1 LEICESTER 1last_img read more

JRFU to host U-21 developmental tournament

first_imgThe Jamaica Rugby Football Union (JRFU) will be hosting an Under-21 developmental seven-a-side tournament in Kingston on Saturday. Union Chairman Jerry Benzwick says that his association is putting on the competition with the hopes of improving its national selection pool. “We’re hoping to unearth young players to join our National 7s programme,” he said. “We want to switch out the guard now. We have too many old players and we need to see what the young people are bringing.” The JRFU is expecting 15 pick-up teams, made up of players from both clubs and schools, to be competing throughout the day. Benzwick said he expects to see six or seven male teams and at least three female teams taking part. He said that he is hoping for an exciting day of rugby football, as he was told by many young players that they are looking forward to the event. “I spoke to many players, young and old. The young ones can’t wait for the tournament and the older ones ask me why they never had a competition of this kind when they were under 21 and were able to play.” The tournament kicks off at 10a.m. at Emmet Park, St George’s College.last_img read more

Sports Briefs

first_imgWICB announces ODI squad ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC): West Indies selectors on Monday announced a 13-man squad for the three-match one-day international series against Pakistan starting on Friday in Guyana. The side will be led again by Jason Holder. Squad – Jason Holder (captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jonathan Carter, Miguel Cummins, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Kieran Powell, Rovman Powell, Chadwick Walton. Brathwaite hails seamer Williams PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC): Rookie West Indies seamer Kesrick Williams has come in for praise from skipper Carlos Brathwaite for his steady performances during the just-concluded Twenty20 series against Pakistan. The 27-year-old grabbed only four wickets in his four outings but proved the most economical of the Windies front-line bowlers with a rate of just six runs per over. Brathwaite said Williams’s input was one of the positives which had emerged despite the disappointing 3-1 series defeat. “I think his performance was excellent. I told him ‘congrats, very well done, very, very good series’,” Brathwaite told reporters. “And for a young man, he played his first game in Abu Dhabi and showed the world what he could have done. The challenge is always to come back and do it again, and he did again, again and again. His was one of the standout performances for the series, and that’s definitely a positive going forward.”last_img read more

Don’t sack me! – Edwards sees future with U17s

first_imgDespite failing to qualify for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup which takes place in India this October, national head coach Andrew Edwards said that he wants to continue in the role as he can still contribute. Jamaica missed out during the CONCACAF U-17 Championship, that serves as a qualifier to the global event, when they were ousted in Panama last Saturday. The young Reggae Boyz were thrashed 5-1 by Mexico in their final group match. Three days earlier, they defeated El Salvador 3-1, but lost on the opening day on April 23 to the United States 5-0. Jamaica finished third in the group on three points, behind group winner USA (9) and Mexico (6). El Salvador ended without a point. “The Under-17 campaign is over, so it is up to the boardroom people (Jamaica Football Federation directors) to decide whether I will continue working with the Under-17 programme,” Edwards told The Gleaner after the team returned home. “I believe that I have more to offer. However, I want us to improve on the preparation period leading up to tournament. I am willing to continue with the programme,” Edwards, who also failed two years ago with the Under-17 outfit, said. “Overall, it was not as good as we expected. We did some things good but lacked consistency. We did not take care of the ball. We gave up the ball easily in the three games,” Edwards said. “The players need to adjust in the game quicker. Our players don’t play a lot of bigger opponents. We need to play more international games in preparation for tournaments,” he lamented. He also pointed out that Shane Ricketts, who played for Reno in the local Red Stripe Premier League, was Jamaica’s best player in the tournament. “There have been suggestions for our Under-17 and Under-20 teams to participate in the local premier league and that should be ratified and accepted by the board,” Edwards concluded.last_img read more

Abueva unfazed by Alaska’s slew of losses: ‘We will come back’

first_imgLATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Dellavedova surprised with PBA’s physicality LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAlaska is in the middle of its worst losing streak in franchise history but brash forward Calvin Abueva is not a bit bothered.Despite losing its 10th straight game, Abueva is confident the Aces are capable of entering the PBA Governors’ Cup playoffs and turning their fortunes around.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite “We’re really not that concerned,” said Abueva in Filpino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena after losing to Phoenix 95-93.“We will come back and of course we’ll do something to stop this losing streak.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Alaska is 0-2 so far in the PBA Governors’ Cup but it lost eight straight games at the close of the Commissioner’s Cup.The Aces’ latest loss was a hard blow with Fuel Masters’ Eugene Phelps dealing the final jab at the buzzer. “We’ll make the playoffs and of course we’ll return the favor to Phoenix,” said Abueva who finished with eight points, seven rebounds, five assists, and three blocks.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: UST looks to ‘overachieve’ anew, targets twice-to-beat

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Reyes, though, already has a plan on how to compensate for his missing stars in place.“The good thing is, we already knew that Ria and EJ won’t be with us for Season 80 long before the tournament started,” said Reyes.“We have prepared for what happened. And a similar thing happened before when Pam [Lastimosa] got injured in my first year. So we already have second options lined up and Carla Sandoval will be the one taking EJ’s place.”And even though Reyes won’t be having Laure and Meneses, he still has one more explosive trick up his bulging sleeve—Cherry Rondina.UST’s loudmouthed personification of kinetic energy will be Reyes’ main cog as he prepares to unleash Rondina come Season 80.Reyes said that Rondina was almost grounded when he assigned the captainship to the Cebuana in Season 79.And now that senior Shannen Palec has the underline on the jersey number, Reyes believes Rondina will be unbound of any burden except from producing the much-needed offensive power.“Actually right now, I’m just observing Sisi [Rondina’s nickname] on how she trains, on how she performs, if there’s something wrong,” said Reyes. “I don’t want to burden her with any issues of the court, and I just want her to concentrate on playing.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Head coach: Kung Fu ReyesLast season: 9-5 (no.3)Key holdovers: Cherry Rondina, Carla Sandoval, Dimdim PacresKey losses: EJ Laure, Ria Meneses, Pam LastimosaKey addition: Milena AlessandriniADVERTISEMENT Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIEScenter_img Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ UAAP 80 Volleyball Preview: NU taking road to Final Four one step at a time A very famous superhero has the line “up, up, and away” as one of his signature lines, and it seems Kung Fu Reyes has somewhat adapted that catchphrase but with a little twist.Because for the head coach of University of Santo Tomas, the Golden Tigresses went up and up again, and Reyes hopes they can go up another level one more time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSince Reyes took over the Golden Tigresses in 2016, the bald headed coach’s “overachieving” team has gone on an upward trajectory and the Army sergeant knows they’re not satisfied with just reaching the Final Four in Season 79.“Actually, instead of feeling pressured I’m taking this one as a challenge,” said Reyes in Filipino. “We reached the top six in my first year then we doubled our win total in my second year and ended up at third.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Reyes, who is an alum of UST, first led the Golden Tigresses to a 5-9 record in Season 78 then to the third seed in Season 79 with a 9-5 record.UST’s sudden rise saw them face La Salle in the Final Four but eventually bowed to the eventual champions in four sets.“My press release has always been that we will go for the twice-to-beat advantage in Season 80,” said Reyes.And although Reyes already has his goals set in paper, there are two main pieces that won’t be suiting up for UST come Season 80.Season 77’s Best Blocker Ria Meneses sat out her final playing year while Season 77 Rookie of the Year EJ Laure is sidelined with a shoulder injury.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more