UAAP Season 81: UST, DLSU battle for solo second
Mark Escarlote on Mar 31, 2019 09:14 AM
Three-time defending champion De La Salle University and University of Sto. Tomas duke it out for the hold of the solo second spot.
With its confidence back, three-time defending champion De La Salle University seeks revenge on an equally dangerous foe in University of Stro. Tomas on Sunday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the MOA Arena.
The Lady Spikers are coming off a straight sets bounce back win over National University last Wednesday and are looking to add the Tigresses in their list of victims in the 4:00 p.m. duel that 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.
DLSU and UST together with idle Far Eastern University are tied at second with 6-3 win-loss cards behind league-leading Ateneo de Manila University (8-1).
The Lady Spikers suffered a stinging 20-25, 22-25, 17-25, loss at the hands of the Tigresses in their first round meeting.
“Last time na nagharap kami, hindi maganda ang naging result, parang game namin ng UP, straight sets,” said DLSU coach Ramil De Jesus. “Hopefully sa Sunday, kami naman ang manalo.”
“Pilitin naming manalo kasi kailangang-kailangan namin sa standing yun eh. Kailangan namin maka-ahon doon sa tie, ilang tie? Apat yata kaming nag-aagawan sa second place,” he added.
But UST knows that DLSU will seek its revenge. The Tigresses are ready.
“So with La Salle, anytime babalik. Kailangan namin paghahandaan ‘yung additional adjustment na defnitiely meron iyan. Pipilitin natin i-counter sa kanila on Sunday,” said UST coach Kungfu Reyes.
The Tigresses are fresh from a straight sets dismantling of Adamson University last Wednesday.
UST will pin its hopes on Sisi Rondina, rookie Eya Laure, Dimdim Pacres and veteran Caitlyn Viray while DLSU will have Des Cheng, Tin Tiamzon, rookie Jolina Dela Cruz and Lourdes Clemente leading the Lady Spikers’ charge.
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