Streaking Tigers seek repeat over Green Spikers
Mark Escarlote on Mar 15, 2016 12:58 PM
University of Sto. Tomas and De La Salle collide to keep their semifinals hopes alive.
University of the East already crashed out of the Final Four spot race.
Both University of Sto. Tomas and De La Salle want to avoid following suit and ending up packing for an early vacation.
The Growling Tigers and Green Spikers take center court on Wednesday to keep their semifinals hopes alive in the 78th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.
Game time is slated at 10:00 a.m. and will air live over ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel 23, ABS-CBN Sports+Action HD Channel 166 and via livestream on sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/uaap.
With Jason Sarabia, Manuel Medina and Arnold Bautista delivering the goods after groping for form in the first round, UST steamrolled to a three-game winning run and are looking to make a repeat over DLSU.
The Tigers mangled the Taft-based squad, 25-23, 25-21, 25-19, two weeks ago close the first round to spark their three-match roll capped by a 26-24, 25-23, 25-23, win over Adamson Falcons last Saturday.
The Espana-based squad totes a 4-5 win-loss slate at sixth spot behind University of the Philippines (5-5).
DLSU, on the other hand, is in seventh place with a 3-6 record and are coming off two straight victories.
Behind Raymark Woo and John Onia’s 22 and 12 points, respectively, the Green Spikers nailed a 26-24, 19-25, 25-23, 25-21, upset over Far Eastern University last Saturday to remain kicking in the race for a Final Four spot.
Ahead of the pack is Ateneo de Manila (9-1), which is assured of a at least a playoff for a semis seat, followed by National University (6-4), Adamson (6-3) and FEU (5-4).
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