PVL: UST, NU put perfect slates on the line
Mark Escarlote on Aug 15, 2018 08:06 AM
University of Sto. Tomas looks to continue its winning roll.
League-leading and unbeaten teams National University and University of Sto. Tomas are out to secure at least a playoff for a Final Four spot Wednesday against separate foes in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Bulldogs will open the quadruple-bill men’s division playdate at 9:00 a.m. in a showdown with De La Salle University while the Tigers cap off the day with a 6:00 p.m. shootout against San Beda University.
Both NU and UST parade perfect 5-0 slates for a share of the top spot and another win will move the favorites closer to the semifinals.
The Bulldogs dismissed Far Eastern University in straight sets last Sunday. They will be facing a team, which is already on the brink of bowing out of the Final Four contention.
The Green Spikers went off to a rough start in their campaign, losing their first four games before eventually tasting sweet victory on Sunday with a quick work of the Red Spikers.
UST, meanwhile, defeated Adamson University in straight sets last Saturday as the crowd-favorite continues with its hot streak.
San Beda is at sixth to seventh place with 2-3 slate tied with FEU.
In other pairings, the Tamaraws will meet listless Arellano University at 11:00 a.m. while University of the Philippines and College of St. Benilde collide at 1:00 p.m.
UP carry a 3-2 card tied with CSB while the Chiefs are yet to taste victory after five straight losses.
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