UAAP VOLLEYBALL: FEU guns for fifth straight win, Ateneo wants to bounce back

Mark Escarlote on Mar 07, 2018 11:38 AM
FEU guns for fifth straight win, Ateneo wants to bounce back
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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