UP Street eyes 4th title in UAAP Season 79 streetdance

ABS-CBN Sports on May 19, 2017 05:35 PM
UP Street eyes 4th title in UAAP Season 79 streetdance
All eyes will be on the Fighting Maroons, who are gunning for a league-best fourth title.

The University of the Philippines seeks to continue its reign as the best UAAP streetdance crew as the curtains for Season 79 go down at 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Plaza Mayor inside the University of Santo Tomas campus.

The official closing ceremony will follow shortly where the league award the Athlete of the Year as well as the coronation of the Growling Tigers as the general champions for the 41st time.

UST then will turn over the hosting duties to Far Eastern University after the awarding ceremony. 

All eyes will be on the Fighting Maroons, who are gunning for a league-best fourth title.

Last year, UP Street displayed a strong Dubsmash-inspired show from start to finish to win the crown in the league's youngest side event, prevailing over two-time winner La Salle Dance Company and UST Hype.

Despite losing last season's captains Dindin Casillan and Hideo Enomoto to graduation, the Maroons are looking solid in their quest to be on top.

University of the East's Armada will perform first, follow by Adamson University's CAST, UST Prime, UP Street, Company of Ateneo Dancers, FEU Dance Company and LSDC.

UST bagged seven first place, nine second place and three third place trophies this season to become once more as the league's most successful sports program.

Aside from ruling the women's and men's beach volleyball, men's taekwondo, men's and women's judo, men's table tennis and women's athletics, the Tigers placed second in baseball, softball, women's football, poomsae, women's taekwondo, women's table tennis, men's and women's lawn tennis and men's fencing, while finishing third in women's volleyball, women's fencing and men's athletics. 

Although it ruled in the league's marquee sports - men's basketball, women's volleyball and women's football - as well as in poomsae and women's table tennis, De La Salle University simply fell short with UST's superb second semester charge.

The Archers captured runner-up finishes in women's basketball, men's swimming, men's table tennis, women's chess and men's athletics, and wound up third in women's beach volleyball, baseball, women's badminton, men's judo, women's swimming and men's lawn tennis.

Ateneo, banking on championship runs in men's volleyball, men's football, baseball and men's swimming, finished in strong third, while its Katipunan rival UP, buoyed up by successful title campaigns in women's badminton and women's swimming, came in fourth.

The Blue Eagles settled for second place in men's basketball, women's volleyball, men's and women's badminton, men's judo and women's fencing, while taking third spots in women's football and women's taekwondo.

National University, tied with De La Salle for the most number of Season 79 crowns with five, wound up, followed by FEU, UE and Adamson University.

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