UP in 'must-win' situation against UST

Paul Lintag on Apr 09, 2016 05:07 PM
UP in 'must-win' situation against UST
The Lady Maroons are in a 'must-win' situation against the Golden Tigresses.

University of the Philippines is in an odd position late in the UAAP Season 78 women's volleyball tournament.

After looking like they were ahead of the pack a couple of weeks ago, the Lady Maroons now find their way in a "must-win" situation against a UST team with nothing to lose on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena.

In reality, the Lady Maroons don't need to beat the Golden Tigresses in order to secure at least a playoff for the last Final Four slot but if they lose to UST, they need NU to lose to La Salle as well on April 13.

Confusing right?

To make things a little more simple, the Lady Maroons need to win. Period.

That way, UP holds its fate at least and it puts the pressure on the Lady Bulldogs to win.

If the Lady Maroons beat UST and NU loses, great. If the Lady Maroons win and NU also win, then at least the UP is not paranoid on putting its playoff hopes on La Salle.

Over at the UST side of things, it's a matter of consolation for the proud Tigresses.

Since they failed to make the playoffs for a fourth straight year, might as well cause a lot of confusion for those who are still in race.

You should be excited about this game and to watch it live, tune in on ABS-CBN Sports+Action channel 23, ABS-CBN Sports+Action HD SkyCable channel 166 and livestreaming via http://sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/uaap at 12 noon.




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