UP guns for fifth win in a row, DLSU wants a share of the lead

Mark Escarlote on Mar 15, 2016 09:52 PM
UP guns for fifth win in a row
University of the Philippines puts its winning streak on the line against share of the lead-seeking De La Salle University.

Red-hot University of the Philippines stakes its winning streak against a De La Salle side hoping to taste a share of the lead on Wednesday in the 78th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.

Young and aggressive, the Lady Maroons are making an impressive run for a spot in the Final Four by winning their last four games to climb at third spot with a 6-3 win-loss record.

The Diliman-based volleybelles are looking to add the Lady Spikers in their list of victims in the 4:00 p.m. match that 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.  

Rookies Diana Carlos and Isa Molde combined for 23 points in UP’s 25-23, 25-22, 25-22 demolition of Adamson Lady Falcons last Saturday.

The duo together with veterans Kathy Bersola and Nicole Tiamzon are expected to deliver for the Jerry Yee-mentored squad to avenge a 14-25, 13-25, 25-19, 20-25 loss to the Taft-based squad in the first round.

DLSU, on the other hand, is out to stretch its winning streak to three and improve its 7-2 record to share the lead with bitter rival two-time defending champion Ateneo de Manila Lady Eagles (8-2).

The Lady Spikers destroyed University of Sto. Tomas, 25-11, 25-13, 25-17, last Saturday with Kim Dy dropping 12 points and 11 markers each from Mika Reyes and Ara Galang.





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