UAAP Season 81: Lady Eagles aim for first semis seat

Mark Escarlote on Apr 06, 2019 11:12 PM
UAAP Season 81: Lady Eagles aim for first semis seat
Ateneo de Manila University sets its sights on booking the first semifinals seat.

Streaking Ateneo de Manila University is just a win away from booking its 10th straight post-season appearance.

But Lady Eagles head coach Oliver Almadro would rather think about their performance in their remaining games in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.  

“Well, lagi kong sinasabi na we’re not counting wins, we’re not counting teams, we just have to prepare every day, be better than our best in every practice, be better than our best every day,” said Almadro, whose squad will take on National University on Sunday at the Big Dome.

The match is set at 4:00 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.

Ateneo is on a nine-game tear since losing their opening day match against De La Salle University.  

“We just have to aim high, we just have to aim what’s about to take place. So that’s our mindset,” added Almadro, whose squad beat the rookie-laden Lady Bulldogs in the opening round. “We’ll count the games, we count the practices, We’ll always be prepared. We’re not counting ilan na lang. We’re thinking that they will challenge us every day, they will challenge us so iyon ‘yung mindset namin.”

NU sports a 3-7 mark and is coming off four-set victory over Adamson University. 



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