UAAP Season 81: Bulldogs, Blue Eagles rekindle rivalry

Mark Escarlote on Mar 15, 2019 05:48 PM
UAAP Season 81: Bulldogs, Blue Eagles rekindle rivalry
Reigning champion National University and Ateneo de Manila University go head-to-head in a rematch of last year's Finals.

Streaking defending champion National University and Ateneo de Manila University rekindle their storied rivalry Saturday at the close of their campaign in the UAAP men’s volleyball tournament first round of eliminations at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

The two proud schools faceoff for the first time since their Finals series last year where the Bulldogs dethroned the then Marck Espejo-led Blue Eagles after a three-year reign.

Game time is at 8:00 a.m. and 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.

The Bulldogs are currently at second spot with a 5-1 win-loss record behind league-leading Far Eastern University, which is unbeaten in six outings.

NU hopes to ride the crest of its five-game winning streak to end the round on a high note and re-assert its mastery over its archrival.

The Blue Eagles are coming off three straight victories. Ateneo holds a 4-2 slate at solo third spot.

Meanwhile, the Tamaraws gun for a sweep of the first round against De La Salle University at 10:00 a.m.

The Green Spikers are at solo sixth spot with 2-4 card.

 

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