UAAP Season 81: Tigresses try to stretch winning run
Mark Escarlote on Mar 17, 2019 07:03 AM
Sisi Rondina and rookie Eya Laure will lead the charge of streaking University of Sto. Tomas against skidding University of the East.
University of Sto. Tomas shoots for its third straight win against a University of the East side looking to end a three-game slide Sunday at the close of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament first round at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Opening serve is at 2:00 p.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.
After a shaky start of the season, the Tigresses got their groove going for a 4-2 win-loss record at solo third spot behind league-leading Ateneo de Manila University (6-1) and three-time defending champion De La Salle University (5-2).
Despite losing Fil-Italian sophomore Milena Alessandrini to a knee injury, UST snatched three straight victories including a four-set win over National University last week.
Meanwhile, the Lady Warriors are buried down the cellar together with Adamson University with 1-5 slate.
UE is on a three-game slide with its last defeat coming at the hands of DLSU in straight sets last week.
Top two league-leading scorers Sisi Rondina and rookie Eya Laure will lead the march of the Tigresses supported by Dimdim Pacres, Caitlyn Viray and rookie setter Mafe Galanza against the duo of Judith Abil, Me-Anne Mendrez, Seth Rodriguez and veteran libero Kath Arado.
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