(The Arena, San Juan City)
8 a.m. – UST vs Adamson (men’s)
10 a.m. – FEU vs NU (men’s)
2 p.m. – UST vs Adamson (women’s)
4 p.m. – FEU vs NU (women’s)
National University and University of Santo Tomas aim to bounce back from previous losses when they square off with different rivals today in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan City.
The Lady Bulldogs hope to regain their bearings in their 4 p.m. confrontation with the Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tams after the Tigresses collide with the struggling Adamson Lady Falcons at 2 p.m.
NU lost its grasp at the solo lead and found itself at third place when it yielded to defending champion La Salle, 29-27, 25-16, 25-21, last week.
It ended its three-game winning streak and put them at a 3-1 win-loss mark.
But the stalwarts of NU coach Roger Gorayeb are optimistic to get their old form against FEU, which is sandwiched in the middle standings with a 2-2 card.
Jaja Santiago, currently the Best Scorer and Best Blocker in the league, is expected to be a force to reckon with behind the net with her unstoppable quick attacks and solid blocks.
But she needed more reinforcements from teammates Jorelle Singh, Aiko Urdas, Risa Sato, and versatile setter Jasmine Nabor.
FEU, for its part, is unfazed with its own core of strong attackers in Bernadeth Pons, who currently runs second in the scoring department behind Santiago.
Remy Palma and Jerrili Malabanan are also there to provide help for Pons.
In the other pairing, UST strives to gain consistency in its game after an erratic match against University of the Philippines last week that caused its 25-233, 25-22, 29-31, 25-19 defeat.