FAR EASTERN University and San Sebastian dispute the second semifinals berth in a key Shakey’s V-League Collegiate Conference clash today at the Filoil Flying V Centre.
With both teams sporting 2-1 slates, the winner of the 4 p.m. match will join defending champion National University in the Final Four.
The Lady Bulldogs, who are leading the quarterfinals with a carryover record of 3-1, advanced after nipping the Lady Tamaraws, 25-17, 24-26, 14-25, 25-18, 15-11, last Wednesday.
Also worth watching is the 6 p.m. tussle between Katipunan neighbors Ateneo and University of the Philippines.
Tied in fourth place at 1-1, the Lady Eagles and the Lady Maroons are going all-out in their quest to move closer in marching into the semis.
FEU hopes to rebound from its first loss of the conference behind Bernadeth Pons, Remy Palma, Toni Rose Basas and Heather Guino-o.
The Lady Stags, the last NCAA team standing, are faring well this conference, proving that they don’t just rely on Grethcel Soltones alone.
Joyce Sta. Rita and Katherine Villegas, who were honed by their previous Open Conference stint with Laoag, ably supported Soltones well in San Sebastian’s 25-20, 25-18, 16-25, 25-19 victory over University of Santo Tomas.
Alyssa Eroa, the Lady Stags ace libero, is slowly getting back in her old form, which can be a cause of concern for the Lady Tamaraws hitters.
Ateneo became the last team to enter the quarterfinals after ousting Technological Institute of the Philippines, 16-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-16, to cap its rise from a 0-2 start.
UP, on the other hand, hopes to get back on the winning track after ending the classification round with a 25-27, 22-25, 25-23, 25-18, 8-15 loss to FEU a week ago.