UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Ateneo hunts for at least a Final Four twice-to-beat playoff

Mark Escarlote on Apr 07, 2018 12:20 AM
Ateneo hunts for at least a Final Four twice-to-beat playoff
Ateneo de Manila University hunts for at least a Final Four twice-to-beat advantage against University of the Philippines hoping to keep its semis hopes alive.

Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines rekindle the ‘Battle of Katipunan’ with an all-important showdown Saturday in the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at the MOA Arena.

The duel begins at 4:00 p.m. with the semis-bound Lady Eagles hoping to solidify their bid for a twice-to-beat advantage against a Lady Maroons side fighting for survival.

The match 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.

A win by Ateneo, which holds a 9-3 win-loss card, will assure the Lady Eagles of at least a playoff for the Final Four incentive.

After a slow start in the first round of eliminations, Ateneo is now on na five-game roll including back-to-back five-set victories over Adamson University and University of Sto. Tomas.

The Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Maroons in straight sets in their first round meeting.

UP sports a 4-8 slate tied with UST and has its back against the wall in the race for a semis spot.

To force at least a playoff for a Final Four berth, the Lady Maroons need to sweep their remaining games and hope that Adamson University (5-6) and National University (6-6), which UP swept last Wednesday, won’t reach seven wins.

 

 

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