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V-League: FEU, NU in big duel

  • Written by Theodore P. Jurado
  • Published in Volleyball
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Games today

(Philsports Arena)

10 a.m. – DLSU vs PMMS (Spikers’ Turf)

12 noon – NCBA vs EAC (Spikers’ Turf)

4 p.m. – SSC-R vs UST (V-League)

6 p.m. – NU vs FEU 

(V-League)

UNBEATEN Far Eastern University and fancied National University clash in a duel of the last two Shakey’s V-League Collegiate Conference champions today at the Philsports Arena.

The Lady Tamaraws try to assure themselves of a playoff for a semifinal  slot against the reigning titlist Lady Bulldogs at 6 p.m in the second game of a regular doubleheader.
   
University of Santo Tomas, still without aces EJ Laure and Cherry Rondina, seeks to stave off early elimination against San Sebastian in the curtain raiser at 4 p.m.
   
FEU, the 2014 champion, swept all its four preliminary round matches in Group B that gave itself a 2-0 carryover record in the quarterfinals.
   
Lady Tamaraws coach Shaq delos Santos likes his team’s chances of going further in the tournament with the deep roster he has right now.
   
“Advantage na pero hindi dapat namin pabayaan kung ano ang meron kami ngayon. Mas paghirapan at pagtiyagaan pa para makapasok kami sa Finals, hopefully. Iyan ang goal namin,” said Delos Santos after FEU nipped University of the Philippines, 27-25, 25-22, 18-25, 23-25, 15-8, last Saturday.
   
If the trio of Bernadeth Pons, Remy Palma and Toni Rose Basas continue to click, and setters Angel Cayuna and Kyle Negrito remain solid in setting up plays, the Lady Tamaraws are so hard to beat.
   
NU will open its quarters bid with a 2-1 carryover record as Ateneo ousted Technological Institute of the Philippines, 16-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-16, in a playoff Monday night.
   
Had the Lady Eagles been  eliminated, the Lady Bulldogs, who opened their quarters campaign with a 25-21, 29-27, 25-13 win over the Tigresses last Monday, would have a 3-0 carryover record, but coach Edjet Mabbayad will be just contented on where they stand right now.