Bulldogs out to secure at least a Final Four berth playoff

Mark Escarlote on Mar 14, 2017 11:19 PM
Bulldogs out to secure at least a Final Four berth playoff
National University battle struggling Adamson University for at least a playoff for a semifinals berth.

Streaking National University seeks to secure at least a playoff for a Final Four spot Wednesday when the Bulldogs face the barely hanging on Adamson University Falcons in the 79th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Opening serve is scheduled at 10:00 a.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream.

The Bulldogs are on a six-game roll for a 7-1 win-loss record at second spot behind the unbeaten three-peat seeking Ateneo de Manila Blue Eagles (9-0).

NU defeated University of Sto. Tomas, 21-25, 25-16, 25-17, 25-18, last Saturday and is looking to assert its mastery over the Falcons, which they shot down 24-26, 25-17, 25-23, 28-26, last February 12.

Adamson is coming off a sorry 23-25, 25-19, 25-19, 18-25, 14-16, loss to University of the East. The win snapped the Red Warriors’ 35-game losing skid.

A semifinalist last year and one of the favorites to advance in the Final Four this season, the Falcons are in trouble of ending their season early with a 2-6 slate.

Meanwhile, UE after quenching its long thirst for victory hopes to make it two in a row in a duel with UST at 8:00 a.m.

The Tigers are a win short of the top four behind current fourth placer University of the Philippines (4-5).

The Red Warriors remain at the cellar with a 1-7 card.



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