UAAP VOLLEYBALL: FEU guns for fifth straight win, Ateneo wants to bounce back
Mark Escarlote on Mar 07, 2018 11:38 AM
Far Eastern University and Ateneo de Manila University cross paths Wednesday to open the second round.
Streaking Far Eastern University shoots for a repeat win over Ateneo de Manila University on Wednesday in the second round opener of the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Lady Tamaraws are riding the crest of their four-game rampage and are looking to complete an elims sweep against the Lady Eagles at 4:00 p.m. in the rematch that 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.
FEU opened its campaign with a 19-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-20, 15-9, win at the expense of Ateneo. The Morayta-based squad lost to straight games after that victory but bounced back mightily as they strung up four wins in a row.
The Lady Tams closed the first round with a 25-16, 25-22, 25-20 drubbing of University of Sto. Tomas Saturday.
FEU will again try to exploit Ateneo’s difficulty in service reception to take the win and shake off from a 5-2 win-loss slate tied with grand slam-seeking De La Salle University at second to third spots behind National University (6-1).
The Lady Tams rained down 20 aces against the Lady Eagles in their first meeting.
Ateneo’s service reception woes haunted the Lady Eagles throughout the first round and costed them a sorry, 20-25, 17-25, 26-24, 20-25 defeat at the hands of DLSU Saturday in a rematch of last year’s Finals.
The Lady Eagles are at solo fourth with a 4-3 card.
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