Volleyball

Volleyball

WIN or go home. That is plain and simple the mission order for the University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons and Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws as they battle each other today in the penultimate play date of the elimination round of UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.

Both sporting identical 7-6 records, UP and FEU need to come out victorious in their scheduled “do-or-die” match at 4 p.m. at the FilOil Flying V Centre lest they find themselves out of the Final Four picture and have their University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) season rendered over.

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THE Ateneo Lady Eagles are already Final Four-bound in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament with a twice-to-beat advantage to boot, but the mind-set for them is still to go all out and continue to work hard knowing that by doing so they are helping themselves for the tougher battles ahead.

Defeated the University of the East (UE) Lady Warriors in straight sets in their game last Sunday, the Lady Eagles tied the defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers at the top of the standings with an 11-2 record and fortified their road to a top-two finish in the elimination round.

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BRIEFLY joined at the top of the heap of UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament, the Ateneo Lady Eagles reclaimed solo leadership with a straight-sets win over the Adamson Lady Falcons, 25-13, 25-13 and 25-11, yesterday.

Now at 10-2, the Katipunan-based Lady Eagles broke a two-way tie for number one in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) standings with the defending champions De La Salle Lady Spikers while also bouncing back from a tough five-set loss in their previous game with the National University Lady Bulldogs.

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THE University of Santo Tomas (UST) Golden Tigresses claimed a key victory over the University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons in three sets, 25-20, 25-21 and 25-16, yesterday to give their Final Four push in UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball further wind.

A battle of University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) teams needing a win to separate themselves from a packed group of squads making a run for the last two playoff spots, UST got the better of UP by being the more in-synch team when push came to shove.

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THE University of Santo Tomas (UST) Golden Tigresses and Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws, two teams in the hunt for a Final Four spot in UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball, go battle in a key matchup tomorrow that has playoff implications.

Currently at fourth and sixth place, respectively, UST (6-4) and FEU (5-5) are eyeing a win in their 4 p.m. encounter at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

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CURRENTLY stuck in a three-way logjam for third place in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament, the National University Lady (NU) Bulldogs are eyeing an important victory over the Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tamaraws as the two teams clash tomorrow in the main game at 4 p.m. at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Sporting a 7-5 record, similar to that of the University of Santo Tomas Golden Tigresses and University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons, NU is looking to break away from the group and give its Final Four push a boost.

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THE University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons boosted their Final Four push in UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball yesterday, beating the hapless Adamson Lady Falcons in straight sets, 25-15, 25-16 and 25-20.

Having lost five of their last six games, the Diliman-based Lady Maroons recognized the need to come out on top of the Lady Falcons and went to work accordingly to notch the win that pushed them above the .500 mark with a 6-5 record while staying in the mix for a playoff spot.

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THE Far Eastern University Lady Tamaraws kept their semifinal hopes alive by beating the University of the East Lady Warriors in straight sets, 25-14, 25-18 and 27-25, in UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball action yesterday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.

Currently at sixth place, the Morayta-based volleybelles needed to sweep their remaining games in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines season, beginning yesterday, to remain in contention for one of the two remaining semifinal spots.

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THE HOTTEST team right now in UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament, the league-leading Ateneo Lady Eagles try to extend their eight-game winning streak today, taking on the National University (NU) Lady Bulldogs.

Scheduled for 4 p.m. at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City, the Lady Eagles (9-1) are out to notch their ninth win in as many games while also avenging their lone loss in the ongoing University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) season at the hands of the Lady Bulldogs (6-4) in the first round.

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