UAAP Season 81 Final Four: Bulldogs gun for Finals ticket
Mark Escarlote on May 05, 2019 05:41 AM
Repeat-seeking National University shoots for a seventh straight Finals berth.
Defending champion National University eyes its seventh straight championship stint on Sunday when the twice-to-beat Bulldogs face off with No. 4 seed Adamson University in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball Final Four at the MOA Arena.
The match will begins at 12:00 noon 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.
After dropping its season-opening match, NU went on a 13-game tear to clinch the no. 1 spot. The Bulldogs closed the elims with a sweet revenge win over first day tormentor Far Eastern University.
NU will pin its hopes on graduating hitter Bryan Bagunas, rookie Angelo Almendras, James Natividad and first year setter Joshua Retamar to secure the Finals ticket and prevent a winner-take-all battle on Wednesday.
But the Falcons are looking to extend the semis showdown and live to fight another day.
Adamson slid to no. 4 spot after losing to Ateneo de Manila University to close the elims.
Outgoing skipper Paolo Pablico will try to rally his squad over the same team that swept them in the elims. Veterans Leo Miranda, Mark Alvarez and George Labang are expected to provide support for the Falcons’ cause.
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