UAAP Season 82: UST battles NU in debut game

Mark Escarlote on Mar 04, 2020 06:35 AM
UAAP Season 82: UST battles NU in debut game
Focus will be on sisters Eya and EJ Laure as University of Sto. Tomas opens its campaign against National University. (Arvin Lim)

Last year’s runner-up University of Sto. Tomas squares off with National University on Wednesday as the Tigresses jumpstart their mission to complete an unfinished business in the UAAP Season 82 women’s volleyball tournament at the MOA Arena.

Opening serve is at 10:30 a.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.

Moving on after parting ways with their court leader Sisi Rondina, the Tigresses will march behind holdovers Season 81 Rookie of the Year Eya Laure, Alina Bicar, Caitlyn Viray, Ysa Jimenez and Kecelyn Galdones.

UST will also welcome the return of Tin Francisco and Season 77 RoY EJ Laure and promising rookie Imee Hernandez.

But the Lady Bulldogs are also packing a punch this year.

Bringing in valuable experience from their stints last year, sophomores Ivy Lacsina, Gelina Luceno and libero Jennifer Nierva are expected to step up big time to help seniors Audrey Paran, Joni Chavez and returning Risa Sato, who skipped last year’s action because of academic issues.

NU will also parade 6-foot-2 Congolese open spiker Margot Mutshima and setter Renee Mabilangan.

 

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