UAAP Season 81: UP, Ateneo rekindle Battle of Katipunan

Mark Escarlote on Mar 10, 2019 06:39 AM
UAAP Season 81: UP, Ateneo rekindle Battle of Katipunan
Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines cross paths with win no. 4 at stake.

Top title contenders Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines duke it out in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Sunday.

The Battle of Katipunan starts at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, iWant and via livestream.

Both teams sport 3-1 win-loss records behind three-time defending champion De La Salle University and University of Sto. Tomas.

The Lady Eagles are on a three-game winning roll, putting their opening day defeat at the hands of archrival Lady Spikers behind.

Ateneo had a long rest after blanking University of the East last week.

UP is also coming off a week-long  layoff following its morale-boosting upset of DLSU in thrilling five-set decision.

The Lady Eagles will pin their hopes on battle-tested veterans in Maddie Madayag, Kat Tolentino, Jules Samonte and Bea De Leon against the solid hitters of UP led by national women’s U-23 team captain Isa Molde, Tots Carlos, Justine Dorog, Marist Layug and heady setter Ayel Estranero.

 

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