La Salle wants to repeat over Ateneo in grudge match
Paul Lintag on Apr 09, 2016 05:10 PM
Mika Reyes and the Lady Spikers, who are currently on a five-game winning streak, want to repeat against Katipunan and prove that they are the best in the UAAP.
Don't try and tell both Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University that their second round matchup for the UAAP Season 78 women's volleyball tournament has no bearing.
It's the Lady Eagles and the Lady Spikers going head-to-head so of course the game has bearing.
With both teams already getting their Final Four bonus, pride and the number one spot is what's at stake.
At 11-2, Ateneo currently holds a half game lead over La Salle in the race for the top seed.
And for the Lady Eagles at least, there is the revenge factor after the Lady Spikers totally dominated their first round matchup back in February.
Alyssa Valdez and company are currently riding a five-game winning streak and the two-time champs want to lock up first place, waiting for the either UP or NU as playoff opponents.
Mika Reyes and the Lady Spikers meanwhile, who are currently on a five-game run of their own, want to repeat against Katipunan and prove that they are the best in the UAAP.
Its Ateneo vs. La Salle round 2 so yes, the game has bearing.
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