Green and Lady Woodpushers come up short versus FEU and Ateneo in season-openers

(Photo by Karl Dela Cruz) The De La Salle University (DLSU) Woodpushers absorbed losses in the opening day of the UAAP Season 82 Chess Tournament earlier at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion.

The Green Woodpushers bowed to the Far Eastern University (FEU) Tamaraws, 1.5-2.5. On the other hand, the Lady Woodpushers, defending champions of the tournament, also lost to the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Lady Eagles, 1.5-2.5.

Rookies Daniel Lemi and Kris Olvido each dropped their season-opening matches, while team captain Tristan Ibaoc figured in a draw. On a bright side, Francis Guimalan provided the Green Woodpushers a win.

The defending champions suffered a similar fate as only Marie San Diego led the Green-and-White to a victory. Team captain Ella Moulic’s match fell short and resulted in a draw. Franchell Javier and Samantha Revita also lost to their opponents.

Action will continue tomorrow, September 15, 1 PM at the same venue for the DLSU chess teams as they seek to break the win column. The Green Woodpushers will take on UST, while the Lady Woodpushers will face UP.

UAAP Season 82 Team Preview: DLSU Green and Lady Woodpushers

(Photo by Trinity Matias) The De La Salle University (DLSU) Green and Lady Woodpushers found themselves on opposing ends of the standings at the tail of the UAAP Season 81. Looking forward, the former aim to bounce back from a disappointing outing. The latter, two-time defending champions, seek to make it three in a row.

The Green Woodpushers, who finished at the bottom, are keen on making a significant improvement in their upcoming campaign at the UAAP Season 82.

Despite parading a veteran-laden squad, the Green Woodpushers still failed to capitalize, collecting losses one after another. Tristan Ibaoc, then a rookie in that campaign, expressed that “it was a good experience” for him as it nonetheless gave him a perspective of how tight the competition in the UAAP is. He noted the value of not giving up as the squad’s biggest lesson. “We always did our best in all of the games despite always losing,” he said.

This time around, the Taft-based squad will sport a rookie-heavy group. Ibaoc, who was once the only rookie in his team, will enter his second playing year as the lone holdover for the Green Woodpushers. He is now given the task to captain the rookies as they seek a podium finish in Season 82.

The team captain shared the adjustments that they made during the offseason. “We changed our focus on not just playing and playing, but also studying deeper the theories of the game itself.” And he expects these things to be reflected in their games. He added, “All we trained and prepared are the things that should be seen in the competition.”

The Green-and-White will bank on confidence, determination, trust, and hardwork. The sophomore team captain believes that winning the title is not an impossible feat. “I believe the teams can go wherever they want. Championship is not that far away from this team.”

Ibaoc gave an assurance that the Lasallian community can expect from them the best that they have got. He especially continued, “not just from the competition but also from our academic performances.”

Support the DLSU Green and Lady Woodpushers in their UAAP Season 82 campaigns that will start tomorrow, September 14, 1 PM at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion. They will face the FEU Tamaraws and ADMU Lady Eagles, respectively.

ICYMI: Lady Woodpushers prevail; Green Woodpushers looking for answers

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Woodpushers and Green Woodpushers went opposite ways against their opponents in the UAAP Season 81 Chess Tournament, last weekend, October 20 and October 21 at the University of Santo Tomas Quadricentennial Pavilion.

The Lady Woodpushers finished the 11th and 12th round of the tournament with a victory as they dominated last weekend against the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Lady Tigresses last October 20 and against their archrival Ateneo De Manila University (ADMU) Lady Eagles last October 21 with the same result, scoring 4.0-0.0.

On the other hand, the Green Woodpushers still looking to find groove after tough match weekend against the National University (NU) Bulldogs with a score of 1.0-3.0. The Taft-based squad tried to notch a win but fell short against the Adamson University (AdU) Soaring Falcons on the 12th round as they ended the match with a score of 2.0-2.0.

After the 11th and 12th round, The Lady and Green Woodpushers are currently in first and eight position, respectively. They will return and continue to battle and pour their hearts out next weekend, October 27 at the University of Santo Tomas Quadricentennial Pavilion.

 

ICYMI: Lady Woodpushers dominate; Green Woodpushers on the hunt

The De La Salle University (DLSU) Lady Woodpushers went victorious against the Adamson University Soaring Falcons (AdU) and tied their match versus the University of the East Lady Warriors while the Green Woodpushers succumbed to the University of the East Red Warriors (UE) in the UAAP Season 81 Chess Tournament, last weekend, October 6 and October 7 at the University of Santo Tomas Quadricentennial Pavilion.

The Lady Woodpushers found their rhythm as they dominated the Women’s Chess Team of the Adamson Soaring Falcons with a score of 3.0-1.0. On the following day, the Lady Woodpushers finished the game against the University of the East scoring 2.0-2.0.

Meanwhile, The Green Woodpushers still striving for a win as they drop their back-to-back game against the University of the East Men’s Chess Team (UE) with the same result of 1.0-3.0.

After round 8 of the Chess Tournament, The Lady Woodpushers are the tournament’s leader finishing at 1st place scoring 20.5 with University of the Philippines coming 2nd with 20.0. On the other hand, the Green Woodpushers are currently in the 8th position.

 

Lady Woodpushers break out from slump; Green Woodpushers still looking for answers

The De La Salle University Green and Lady Woodpushers went opposite ways against the University of Santo Tomas (UST) after today’s match in the UAAP Season 81 Chess Tournament at the University of Santo Tomas Quadricentennial Pavilion.

Coming from a back-to-back loss, The Lady Woodpushers were able to bounce back as they dominated the Women’s Chess Team of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) with a score of 4.0-0.0.

Meanwhile on the Men’s Tournament, The Green Woodpushers still find themselves yearning to get into the winning column as they succumbed to the Men’s Chess Team of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) with a score of 1.5-2.5

Nevertheless, DLSU Woodpushers Head Coach Susan Grace Neri still believes in her team’s dedication.  “Just heart”, Coach Neri exclaimed their motivation for the next few games. “Our motivation is just to pour out our hearts as true Lasallian athletes.”

The Green and Lady Woodpushers will continue to battle and pour their hearts out as they will be facing the Adamson University (AdU) and the National University (NU), respectively, on Sunday, September 30, 1-5pm, at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion.

DLSU Woodpushers still looking to find groove after tough match day

The De La Salle University Green and Lady Woodpushers still searching for their rhythm as both teams suffer a tough loss against the Far Eastern University (FEU) and University of East (UE), respectively, in the UAAP Season 81 Chess Tournament at the University of Santo Tomas Quadricentennial Pavilion, earlier today.

Starting with a 2-0 winning streak, The Lady Woodpushers found themselves on a back-to-back losing streak as they drop their game against the Women’s Chess Team of the University of the East (UE) with a score of 1.5-2.5

On the other hand, The Green Woodpushers still looking to find their groove and first win of the season as they were dominated by the Men’s Chess Team of the Far Eastern University (FEU), with a score of 0-4.0.

The Green and Lady Woodpushers aim to bounce back from a tough loss as both teams will go up against the University of Santo Tomas (UST) on Saturday, September 29, 1-5pm, at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion

Green and Lady Woodpushers struggle to close out the weekend

It was not the ideal weekend ender for the De La Salle University Green and Lady Woodpushers in their Season 81 action, as both teams fell to their opponents at the University of Santo Tomas Quadricentennial Pavilion on Sunday.

Coming in with an unblemished record of 2-0, the Lady Woodpushers were halted by the women’s chess team of the University of the Philippines (UP) with a score of 1.5-2.5.

Meanwhile on the men’s side, the Green Woodpushers still find themselves looking for their first win as they were denied of a victory by the men’s chess team of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), likewise with a score of 1.5-2.5.

Nonetheless, Woodpushers Head Coach Susan Grace Neri still sees the heart and fight in her teams. “The strength parameter of the tournament is really close. talagang hindi nagkakalayo yung lakas ng mga teams this season kaya talagang maganda yung labanan”, Neri proclaimed regarding the heightened competition level within the league. “My teams are doing just fine in terms of adjustment. I believe that the tournament is just starting and there’s still so much potential to unleash and see. Right now, I still have so much faith in my team and in our teamwork in making this season count.”

Both squads will look to bounce back, as the Green and Lady Woodpushers go to battle against Far Eastern University (FEU) and University of the East (UE), respectively, on Saturday, September 29 at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion.

Let’s go Woodpushers! Fight for the Green and White!

 

Lady Woodpushers continue their winning streak; Green Woodpushers strive for a win

The Lady Woodpushers are once victorious, while the Green Woodpushers still see themselves looking for answers as the two chess teams went to war against FEU and NU, respectively, at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion on Saturday.

The Lady Woodpushers are on a winning streak with their second victory of the season, 2.5-1.5, after defeating Far Eastern University’s women’s chess team.

DLSU’s Ella Grace Moulic and Samantha Glo Revita won against their FEU opponents with a score of 1-0. Mira Mirano tied with FEU’s Dela Torre, 0.5-0.5, while Franchell Eds Javier lost to her opponent with a score of 0-1.

The Green Woodpushers, on the other hand, still couldn’t land a win against a tough NU chess team, as they were halted by Season 81’s host school with a score of 1.5-2.5.

Tristan Frech Ibaoc scored the sole win for the team with a card of 1-0. Raymond Albert Ng and Justine Co both lost to their opponents at a score of 0-1, while Giovanni Mejia tied with his NU opponent, 0.5-0.5.

The Lady Woodpushers and Green Woodpushers are onto their next battle against UE and FEU, respectively, at the UST Quadricentennial Pavilion tomorrow, September 23.

ICYMI: Lady Woodpushers, Green Woodpushers go opposite ways in UAAP Season 81 Chess opener

Written by: Crissa Rances

De La Salle University’s Lady Woodpushers started this year’s UAAP season with a 3-1 dominating victory Ateneo De Manila University’s women’s chess team at the University of Santo Tomas’ Quadricentennial Pavilion on September 19.

The rosters on the first round are Mira Mirano, Ella Grace Mullic, and Samantha Glo Revita with 1-0 lead, while Franchell Eds Javier lost to her opponent with a score of 0-1.

The Lady Woodpushers reclaimed their throne through defeating the Lady Tamaraws by 2.5 points in the previous UAAP Season and will continue on capitalizing on intelligence and diligence as told by Head Coach Susan Grace Neri.

Meanwhile, the Green Woodpushers succumbed to the Fighting Maroons with a score of 2.5-1.5.

Richmond Young and Tristan Frech Ibaoc lost to their opponent with a score of 0-1, Raymond Albert Ng had an equivalent score of 0.5 to his opponent, while Giovanni Mejia won to a score of 1-0.

Coach Neri said that the Green Woodpushers should hope for the best and remain faithful. This quote will serve as one of their rally cries as they go through the new UAAP Season. Both teams should never stop learning and apply the skills they’ve learned.

The Lady Woodpushers and Green Woodpushers will continue the battle and are set for a new slate of games again on Sunday, September 23 at the UST Gym.

UAAP Season 81 Preview: DLSU Green and Lady Woodpushers

Following strong finishes last season, winning second and first places, respectively, the De La Salle University (DLSU) Green and Lady Woodpushers look to once again have dominant runs in the UAAP Season 81.

Head coach Susan Grace Neri believes that the Woodpushers are even hungrier and more disciplined to pick up where they left off. “The team’s willingness to learn in terms of their discipline, the way they show it to me, I saw the fire in them,” observed Neri. She hopes to see her team clinch podium finishes after all the hindrances and changes that they had to take prior to the season.

As their way to condition themselves for the UAAP, the Woodpushers not only trained as a team but also participated in various national and international tournaments. These include the ASEAN Age Group Qualifying Tournament which is the qualifying leg for the ASEAN International Games and sideline tournaments like the Red Kings Tournament. The team join these competitions in order for them to sustain their “in-battle mindset” to check their progress in terms of training.

Green Woodpushers accept challenge

With departures due to graduation of Denzel John Amar, Jeazzir Kline Surposa, and Christian Nañola, respectively, a new generation of Green Woodpushers is set to bring the team back on top. Though it may be a daunting task, the team accepts the challenge and vows to strive for the pride of the University.

The men’s team will banner newbies Davenson Co, Justine Robert Co, Tristan Frech Ibaoc, Raymond Albert Ng, and Richmond Young.

As Coach Neri said for the team “Hope for the best and remain faithful.” This quote will serve as one of their rally cry as they go through the new UAAP Season.

Lady Woodpushers eye a repeat

On the other hand, the Lady Woodpushers, Season 80 Champions, obviously targets a repeat in the new season. Team captain Mira Mirano stated, “Goal talaga namin (is) to maintain the championship.” She also noted that the team is not playing for the name at the back, but rather for the University, the Lasallians, and for the late Ian Lariba, citing the school’s battle cry “#4LaSalleYAN.”

Parading the same champion roster, confidence is sky-high for the team that they can give another championship to the Lasallian community. New Players such as Samantha Glo Revita, Daphne Mae Dy and Franchell Eds Javier, will be part of the Season 81 lineup. Moreover, veterans such as the trio of Mirano, Ella Grace Moulic, and Marie Antoinette San Diego, will be returning for another season. The trio Lady Woodpushers, who are recognized for their participation in the Women’s International Master and the Women’s FIDE Master, are sure key players to watch out for.

With a very talented roster at the helm, Neri looks to devise a program which would capitalize on the players’ intelligence and diligence. “I am capitalizing on intelligence and diligence since the good thing about these is that they are willing to play,” according to Neri, who will likewise be working on her athletes’ strengths and determination for the sport.

The DLSU Green and Lady Woodpushers will open their campaigns on September 19, 2018 at the University of Santo Tomas Gymnasium.

The Full Roster:

Men’s: 1. Giovanni Mejia 2. Justine Robert Co 3. Davenson Co 4. Raymond Albert Ng 5. Richmond Young 6. Tristan Frech Ibaoc

Women’s: 1. Mira Mirano 2. Marie Antoinette San Diego 3. Ella Grace Moulic 4. Samantha Glo Revita 5. Franchell Eds Javier 6. Daphne Dy