Lady Eagles shoot for share of the lead

Mark Escarlote on Apr 02, 2017 05:58 AM
Lady Eagles shoot for share of the lead
Semifinals-bound Ateneo de Manila eyes its second straight win and a share of the lead.

Ateneo de Manila University seeks to climb back for a share of the lead Sunday in a clash with also-ran University of the East in the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Game time is at 2:00 p.m. airing live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream.

The Lady Eagles parade a 10-2 win-loss slate at second spot behind defending champion De La Salle University (11-2). Both Ateneo and DLSU are in the semifinals armed with twice-to-beat advantage.

The Katipunan-based squad is looking to build momentum for its marquee match against DLSU on April 8 and to snatch its second straight win.

Ateneo defeated listless Adamson, 25-13, 25-13, 25-11, last week in a match that gave the Lady Eagles a chance to field in its bench.

But Ateneo is expected to face a tough challenge against the nothing to lose Lady Warriors.

UE, which occupies the seventh spot with a 1-11 record, hopes to arrest a five-game losing skid and play the spoiler’s role in the Lady Eagles bid to clinch the no. 1 spot in the Final Four.

The Lady Warriors dropped a straight sets, 14-25, 18-25, 25-27, decision against Far Eastern University last Wednesday.




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