UAAP Season 81: UP, Adamson battle for season-ending win
Mark Escarlote on Apr 27, 2019 06:04 AM
Ayel Estranero and Marian Buitre march into their final battle as members of the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons.
University of the Philippines hopes to recover from a heartbreaking loss and give graduating players Marian Buitre and setter Ayel Estranero a fitting farewell gift on Saturday in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Lady Maroons go up against skidding Adamson University in their season-ending game at 4:00 p.m. The match 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.
UP came into the season brimming with confidence after winning two offseason titles but the road had been rough for the Lady Maroons in their mother league.
With its back against the wall, UP tried to salvage its flickering semifinals hopes two weeks ago but National University showed the Lady Maroons the exit door in a five-set decision.
Sporting a 6-7 win-loss record, UP is now just looking to finish its campaign on a winning note, the same mission the Lady Falcons want to accomplish.
Adamson is down with a nine-game losing skid with a 1-12 slate.
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