Tigresses face winless Lady Falcons
Mark Escarlote on Feb 25, 2017 08:27 AM
University of Sto. Tomas hunts for its second win of the season.
University of Sto. Tomas looks to return on the winning track when the Tigresses face the listless Adamson Lady Falcons Saturday in the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.
Opening serve is at 2:00 p.m. and the match will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 23 and via livestream.
Entering the season, the Tigresses are considered to be one of the top title contenders but failed to live up to the hype after a rocky start that saw them lose three of their first four matches.
The Espana-based squad dropped a four-set decision against the league-leading and unbeaten University of the Philippines, 22-25, 22-25, 31-29, 19-25, last Sunday.
UST is at sixth place with a 1-3 win-loss record and will need to squeeze more from graduating player Pam Lastimosa and veterans EJ Laure and Cherry Rondina to put the Tigresses back on the right track.
Adamson, on the other hand, is a team that is still in search of its first win this season.
With a young and inexperienced crew, the Lady Falcons dropped all of their first five games. Adamson has yet to win a single set this season.
The Lady Falcons absorbed a quick 12-25, 16-25, 15-25, beating at the hands of the defending champion De La Salle University last Wednesday.
Adamson is tied with University of the East down the cellar with 0-5 card.
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