UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Ateneo out to formalize semis entry

Mark Escarlote on Apr 04, 2018 07:44 AM
UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Ateneo out to formalize semis entry
Ateneo de Manila University hunts for the second Final Four seat to join archrival two-time defending champion De La Salle University.

Ateneo de Manila University shoots for its ninth straight postseason appearance in a crucial match against University of Sto. Tomas Wednesday in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Game time 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.

The Lady Eagles are undefeated in the second round and are on a four-game winning romp at the second spot with an 8-3 win-loss record behind Final Four-bound archrival grand slam-seeking De La Salle University.

Ateneo is coming off a tough 24-26, 25-19, 21-25, 26-24, 15-12, win over Adamson University before the Holy Week break.

The Tigresses, on the other hand, carry a 4-7 card and are still in the race for a semis spot.

But another loss could shut the Final Four door for the Espana-based squad, which finished third last year.

The Tigresses won their last two games including a morale-boosting, 22-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-9, victory over National University.

UST suffered a 25-16, 22-25, 22-25, 23-25, loss to Ateneo in the first round in match where the Tigresses lost libero Rica Rivera to a knee injury and rookie Fil-Italian open hitter Milena Alessandrini to a shoulder injury.




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