UAAP VOLLEYBALL: NU hunts for win no. 5, UST wants back-to-back

Mark Escarlote on Feb 25, 2018 07:19 AM
NU hunts for win no. 5, UST wants back-to-back
National University stakes its pristine record against University of Sto. Tomas.

National University faces another tough challenge Sunday when the Lady Bulldogs put their unbeaten record on the line against a fierce University of Sto. Tomas side in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Opening serve is at 4:00 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.

The Lady Bulldogs are still unscathed after four games to continue their firm hold of the lead.

NU hopes to carry the momentum of its morale-boosting 26-24, 19-25, 22-25, 25-17, 16-14 triumph over defending two-time champion De La Salle University last week.

The Bulldogs will bank on hitters 6-foot-5 Jaja Santiago, Jorelle Singh, Aiko Urdas, Risa Sato and prized setter Jasmine Nabor to take on the challenge of the rejuvenated Tigresses.

UST has a 2-2 win-loss record and is looking to string back-to-back victories for the first time in the season.

The Tigresses destroyed Adamson University 25-9, 31-29, 25-19, with Sisi Rondina getting the much-needed support from veterans Dimdim Pacres and Carla Sandoval in their first game without injured Fil-Italian hitter Milena Alessandrini (shoulder) and libero Rica Rivera (knee).

 

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