UAAP Season 81: UE, Adamson gun for share of lead

Mark Escarlote on Feb 23, 2019 04:25 AM
UAAP Season 81: UE, Adamson gun for share of lead
Adamson University sets its eyes on joining idle Far Eastern University at the top spot.

Adamson University and University of the East are out to prove that their opening day victories are no flukes when they march back into battle Saturday in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

The Red Warriors test their might against the defending champion National University at 8:00 a.m. while the Falcons clash with the Green Spikers at 10:00 a.m. Both matches will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream.

UE snapped a 20-game losing slump last week after defeating University of the Philippines, 20-25, 25-10, 25-22, 25-21.

But the Red Warriors should brace for the raging Bulldogs, who are out to rebound from an opening day loss.

NU was in disarray in their first outing, days after learning that starting setter Kim Dayandante was ineligible to play this season. With rookie setter Joshua Retamar struggling to find his form in his baptism of fire, the Bulldogs were silenced in a shocking sweep at the hands of Far Eastern University, 12-25, 18-25, 17-25.

Meanwhile, Adamson seeks to join solo leader FEU (2-0) on top and score a follow up to its 33-31, 23-25, 16-25, 25-15, 16-14, win over University of Sto. Tomas.

DLSU, on the other hand, is coming off a 23-25, 22-25, 15-25, defeat in its opening day clash with Ateneo de Manila University.

 

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