UAAP volleyball: Playoff berths at stake as UP, NU women collide


Posted at Mar 26 2017 03:26 AM

MANILA — National University and University of the Philippines will figure in a clash at Araneta Coliseum on Sunday with playoff ramifications in UAAP women’s volleyball. 

The NU-UP game is at 4 p.m., with league-leading Ateneo de Manila University slugging it out with Adamson in the 2 p.m. curtain-raiser.

The Lady Bulldogs and the Lady Maroons are locked in a tight race for the last two semis seats, together with University of Sto. Tomas and Far Eastern University.

Both UP and NU are coming off huge victories over separate foes last Wednesday.

The Lady Maroons brought down a listless Adamson side in straight sets 25-15, 25-16, 25-20 to improve to 6-5.

The Lady Bulldogs, meanwhile, figured in a thrilling five-set war with Ateneo to to seize a 17-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, 15-13 victory.

"Medyo nilu-look forward kasi namin iyong sa NU game. Sa kumpyansa nila, malaking tulong iyong (panalo against Adamson)," said UP assistant coach Rald Ricafort in ABS-CBN Sports. 

For his part, NU coach Roger Gorayeb said the Lady Bulldogs’ confidence following their win over Ateneo is also sky high.

“Maganda ang panalo naming ngayon. Kailangan lang nating i-capitalize. Mataas ang kompiyansa at morale ng mga bata kaya sana magtuluy-tuloy,” he said.

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