NU goes for 4-0, DLSU wants a rebound win

Mark Escarlote on Feb 19, 2017 08:00 AM
NU goes for 4-0, DLSU wants a rebound win
National University puts its perfect record on the line against De La Salle.

Waxing-hot National University eyes to keep its winning streak going Sunday in a showdown with reigning champion De La Salle University in the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.

Game time is set at 4:00 p.m. The game will air live over ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 23 and via livestream.

The Bulldogs are undefeated in three games to share the early lead with University of the Philippines.

NU is coming off a weeklong rest after scoring straight sets victory, 25-15, 25-22, 25-19, over the hapless Adamson University.

The Lady Bulldogs will bank on the trio of 6-foot-5 Jaja Santiago, Jorelle Singh and Aiko Urdas to fight off the Lady Spikers, who are on the lookout for a bounce back win.

DLSU absorbed a shocking 22-25, 21-25, 19-25, loss to UP last Wednesday that snapped the Taft-based squad’s 16-game mastery over the Lady Maroons.

Season 78 Finals Most Valuable Player Kim Dy, Majoy Baron, Ernestine Tiamzon and veteran playmaker Kim Fajardo need to step up their game to help DLSU get back on the winning track.

The last time the Lady Spikers lost two straight games was in Season 77 when the Lady Spikers bowed to archrival Ateneo de Manila in two games in the Finals.

DLSU’s last consecutive losses in the elimination round was back in Season 70 when the Lady Spikers had to forfeit all of its second round games because of fielding ineligible player Jacqueline Alarca.




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