UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Ateneo targets fifth win in a row
Mark Escarlote on Feb 25, 2018 07:18 AM
GET WIN NO. 5 -- Defending champion Ateneo de Manila University zeroes in on winning its fifth straight match.
Streaking three-time defending champion Ateneo de Manila University guns for its fifth win a row Sunday in a clash with University of the Philippines in the 80th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Game time is at 8:00 a.m. and will air live on LIGA on SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD on SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream.
The Blue Eagles are perched at second spot with a 4-1 win-loss record behind unbeaten Far Eastern University (5-0).
Ateneo is coming off a 25-14, 25-27, 25-23, 28-26, win over Adamson University on Wednesday and is the heavy favorite against the Fighting Maroons.
UP is on a three-game losing skid and fell victim to FEU, 28-30, 21-25, 26-24, 16-25, a week ago.
The Maroons are at sixth spot with a 1-3 card.
Meanwhile, National University and University of Sto. Tomas collide at 10:00 a.m.
The Bulldogs and Tigers are tied a 3-1 slates and both coming off a weeklong rest after hurdling their respective foes.
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