UAAP VOLLEYBALL: Adamson, UST dispute last semis seat
Mark Escarlote on Apr 18, 2018 10:08 AM
University of Sto. Tomas and Adamson University battle for the last Final Four seat.
University of Sto. Tomas and Adamson University will be throwing everything in their arsenal for a shot to advance in the Final Four in their playoff Wednesday in the UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at FilOil Flying Centre in San Juan.
At stake in the 2:00 p.m. match 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 is the right to face twice-to-beat and top seed National University in the Final Four.
Both squads ended their eliminations campaign with a 6-8 win-loss record with the Tigers forcing a playoff after pulling off a 25-23, 21-25, 25-16, 25-17, victory last Saturday.
Adamson is looking to make a return in the Final Four after coming up short last season while UST aims to make it two in a row.
Jayvee Sumagaysay was the hero in the Tigers’ last match, nailing 20 points in an all-around display of firepower with 10 kills, eight kill blocks and a pair of aces. Sumagaysay will be a marked man, a fact head coach Odjie Mamon knows so well that he expects his other players like Tyrone Carodan, Arnold Bautista and Manuel Medina to step up on offense.
Adamson mentor Domeng Custodio will pin his hopes on Paolo Pablico, Philip Yude and Royce Bello.
The start of the Final Four between the survivor of the match and NU is on Sunday.
Meanwhile, twice-to-beat Far Eastern University and three-time defending champion Ateneo de Manila University face off in their Final Four pairing on Saturday.
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