UAAP Season 81: UP fights for dear life
Mark Escarlote on Apr 13, 2019 10:05 PM
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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