UP, UST clash to secure at least a semis berth playoff

Mark Escarlote on Apr 02, 2017 06:53 AM
UP, UST clash to secure at least a semis berth playoff
University of the Philippines and University of Sto. Tomas lock horns to secure at least a semifinals berth playoff.

University of the Philippines and University of Sto. Tomas collide to secure at least a playoff for a semifinals berth Sunday in the 79th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.

With just two Final Four seats remaining, expect fireworks when the Lady Maroons and the Tigresses march into battle at 4:00 p.m.

The game will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream.

The defending champion De La Salle University (11-2) and Ateneo de Manila (10-2) are through to the semis armed with twice-to-beat advantages.

UP and UST are tied at 7-5 slates, half a game ahead of National University and Far Eastern University which share 7-6 records. The winner between the Lady Maroons and Tigresses will have a foot in the semis.

UP hopes to ride the crest of its two-game winning streak to duplicate its 25-22, 25-22, 29-31, 25-19, win against UST in the first round.

But the Lady Maroons this time will face a different Tigresses squad, who are desperate to win their remaining two assignments to end a four-season Final Four drought.

UST dropped its last match against DLSU, 23-25, 22-25, 21-25, last Wednesday.

 

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