UAAP Season 81: UP fights for dear life

Mark Escarlote on Apr 13, 2019 10:05 PM
UAAP Season 81: UP fights for dear life
University of the Philippines tries to keep its flickering semifinals hopes alive.

University of the Philippines fights for survival on Sunday when the Lady Maroons take on also-ran National University in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the MOA Arena.

At stake for the Diliman-based squad in the 2:00 p.m. match is its hopes of making it to the Final Four. The game 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 Lady Maroons are on a two-game losing slump and sport a 6-6 win-loss record at fifth spot. UP can’t afford to lose another match as the Lady Maroons need to sweep their last two games to force a playoff for a Final Four berth.

But even if UP wins its last two assignments, the Lady Maroons will still have to pray hard that either Far Eastern University (8-4) or University of Sto. Tomas (8-4) will not reach nine wins.

However, UP must first hurdle the Lady Bulldogs, who defeated the Lady Maroons in five sets in the first round.

NU is on a two-game slide with a 3-9 card.



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