UAAP Season 81: Early Ateneo-DLSU clash highlights opening day weekend

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 31, 2019 10:12 AM
 Early Ateneo-DLSU clash highlights opening day weekend
Three-time defending champion De La Salle University and Ateneo de Manila University clash in an early meeting to open the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball tournament.

Explosive action including an early clash between traditional powerhouse teams will highlight the opening day weekend of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.

Defending three-time champion De La Salle University gets an early test as the Lady Spikers begin their quest for a rare four-peat against archrival Ateneo de Manila University on February 17 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The match is set at 4:00 p.m. following the faceoff between Adamson University and University of Sto. Tomas at 2:00 p.m.

Both games will air LIVE on S+A, S+A HD, iWant and via livestream

Another top contender in University of the Philippines marches into battle against University of the East in the season’s opening day match on February 16 at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.    

After the 2:00 p.m. tussle between the Lady Maroons, who won the Premier Volleyball League and Philippine Superliga pre-season titles, and Lady Warriors, last year’s runner-up Far Eastern University and National University will take center court at 4:00 p.m.

In the men’s division, the repeat-seeking Bulldogs cross paths with the FEU Tamaraws on Feb. 16 at 10:00 a.m. following the 8:00 a.m. match between UP and UE.

On Feb. 17, Adamson collides with UST in the 8:00 a.m. curtain-raiser before Season 80 runner-up Ateneo begins its post-Marck Espejo era against DLSU at 10:00 a.m.

The men's games will air LIVE on LIGA, LIGA HD, iWant and via livestream.

Check out the full schedule of the first round below:

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