Men’s tripleheader highlights UAAP Football Sunday
Santino Honasan on Apr 17, 2016 10:10 AM
Ronald Batisla-ong and the UST Tigers look to stay alive when they battle UE
Matches on Sunday, April 17 (McKinley Hill Stadium)
3:00 PM – Adamson vs. DLSU (Men’s)
5:30 PM – Ateneo vs. NU (Men’s)
8:00 PM – UST vs. UE (Men’s)
The race for a spot in the Final Four tightens, as the elimination round nears the end, with five teams left battling for a spot in the postseason. Things could be a lot clearer after Sunday’s UAAP men’s football tripleheader at the McKinley Hill Stadium in Taguig.
The first match of the day features De La Salle University taking on Adamson University.
Currently at fourth place and looking to bounce back, DLSU will need to pick up a win if they wish to remain in the running for a postseason berth. One slip up and it could cost them their chance for a second straight finals appearance.
Already eliminated from the playoffs, Adamson can still play spoiler, as they look to end another learning season on a couple of positive notes.
In the second match of the day, Ateneo tries to improve their placing in the semifinals as they take on National University.
Fresh off a win over rivals DLSU, the Ateneo Blue Eagles find themselves at third place, tied with defending champs FEU with 24 points, but behind on goal difference. A win today can help them overtake UP for the top spot in the standings.
Another heartbreaking season for NU, the Bulldogs once again miss out on making the Final Four. Still, with one more game left in the season, NU remains a threat and send off graduating striker Paolo Salenga with a big win.
In the final match of the day, University of Santo Tomas takes on University of the East.
Once the top seed, UST is currently at the fifth spot, a point behind fourth placers DLSU. A win today would push them right into the Final Four race in their second to the last eliminations outing for Season 78.
Still searching for win number one this season, the UE Red Warriors might be a bit hard-pressed to find that against a team that’s fighting for their playoff lives. Still anything can happen in collegiate football.