UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Ateneo out to score first back-to-back wins

Mark Escarlote on Feb 17, 2018 06:38 AM
UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Ateneo out to score first back-to-back wins
Ateneo de Manila University hunts for its second straight win.

Ateneo de Manila University rediscovered its heartstrong mantra after an awful start and the Lady Eagles are now looking to spread their wings to start a winning run.

The Lady Eagles face listless University of the East Sunday with a mission to score back-to-back victories in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Opening serve is at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA on SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD on SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream.

Ateneo is in a four-way tie with University of Sto. Tomas, University of the Philippines and Far Eastern University at fourth to seventh spots with 1-2 win-loss slates.

After suffering consecutive defeats at the hands of FEU and unbeaten National University in the team’s worst start in 11 years, the Lady Eagles were able to barge in the win column after repelling UST, 16-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23, a week ago.

The Lady Eagles are heavily favored against the Lady Warriors, who remain winless this season.

UE suffered a 15-25, 25-18, 23-25, 19-25, beating at the hands of the Lady Bulldogs a week ago.

The Lady Warriors are on a 10-game losing slump since last season.



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