Lady Spikers, Eagles fancied vs winless foes

(The Philippine Star) - February 22, 2017 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - La Salle and Ateneo try to keep within striking distance of surprise unbeaten leader UP as they take on winless rivals at resumption of the UAAP women’s volleyball at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan today.

The Lady Spikers and the Lady Eagles gun for their fourth win in five games against the Adamson Lady Falcons and the University of the East Lady Warriors with the two fancied teams tipped to get past their lowly rivals with relative east at 4 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively.

La Salle and Ateneo actually share second place with National U with UP lording it over the field with a 4-0 card.

The Lady Spikers swept the erstwhile unbeaten Lady Bulldogs, 29-27, 25-16, 25-21, last Sunday as they got back on the winning track after bowing to the Lady Maroons in straight sets.

The Lady Eagles, meanwhile, hope to pull this one off against the vastly improved Lady Warriors before finishing the first round with highly anticipated match-ups against the Lady Maroons on Sunday and the Lady Spikers in a Finals rematch on March 4.

Skipper Jia Morado, responsible for making the Lady Eagles as the league-leader in spikes and setting, will lead the way once again for the Loyola-based school.

Despite sporting a 0-4 card, the Lady Warriors have been putting up tough stand but the Recto-based spikers need to put up a strong finishing kick to snap their spell.

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