UAAP Season 81: UST takes on 'survival mode' Adamson

Mark Escarlote on Mar 27, 2019 07:02 AM
UAAP Season 81: UST takes on 'survival mode' Adamson
University of Sto. Tomas clashes with skidding Adamson University.

University of Sto. Tomas tries to get back on the right track against an Adamson University side bent to keep its head above water on Wednesday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Game time 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.

The Tigresses saw their three-game winning run snapped last week after dropping a sorry five-set match at the hands of league-leading Ateneo de Manila University for a 5-3 win-loss record. UST is in a four-way logjam at second spot with three-time defending champion De La Salle University, Far Eastern University and University of  the Philippines.

It was stinging defeat for the Espana-based squad as the Tigresses squandered a two-set lead and saw the league record-tying 35 points of Sisi Rondina go down the drain together with her squad’s 15th straight head-to-head loss to the Lady Eagles. 

Still, UST head coach Kungfu Reyes remains upbeat.

“Nasa maganda pa rin kaming posisyon. Marami pang laban na mangyayari mayroon pa kaming six remaining games and again sa taas nilalaro namin, di pa kami nagpi-peak nito,” said Reyes, whose squad escaped Adamson in five-sets in their season-opening duel.

But for the Lady Falcons, its do-or-die game from here on out.

Adamson is on a four-game slide to remain at the bottom of the standings with a 1-7 slate.

The Lady Falcons are coming off a five-set loss to FEU last Sunday. Another defeat will push Adamson closer on the brink of elimination in the semis race.

 

 

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