UAAP Volleyball

HIGHLIGHTS: UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball games – June 7
HIGHLIGHTS: UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball games – June 7
Ateneo, Adamson, UST, and UP try to bolster their respective Final Four bids in the penultimate game day of the elimination round
Adamson ousts UP from Final Four race, disputes fourth spot with Ateneo

The Adamson Lady Falcons bucked a second-set rout loss to eliminate the UP Fighting Maroons from UAAP Final Four contention in four sets, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22, 25-17.

Led by Trisha Genesis’ 18 points, all off attacks, Adamson tied defending champion Ateneo at fourth place with identical 7-6 records, while UP missed the cut with a 5-8 slate.

(READ: Adamson eliminates UP from Final Four race, ties Ateneo anew for 4th)

Game results
La Salle closes in on twice-to-beat, downs rival Ateneo in 5-set thriller

The La Salle Lady Spikers continue their strong finish to the UAAP Season 84 elimination round with a thrilling five-set win over heated rival Ateneo Blue Eagles, 19-25, 25-18, 20-25, 25-22, 15-12.

With one game left, La Salle rose to a 10-3 record after being led by Jolina dela Cruz’s 14 points off 12 attacks and 2 blocks. Meanwhile, Ateneo falls to a 7-6 slate with fifth-ranked Adamson still catching up.

(READ: La Salle downs rival Ateneo in 5-set thriller, nears twice-to-beat perk)

NU bucks first-set FEU upset, moves one win from Season 84 finals

The elite NU Lady Bulldogs moved one win away from an outright Season 84 finals berth after a four-set win over the hapless FEU Lady Tamaraws, 24-26, 25-17, 25-19, 25-10.

Led by Jen Nierva’s 18 excellent digs and 12 excellent receptions, NU kept their sterling streak up at 13-0, while seventh-ranked FEU crashed to a 1-12 slate before its last match with 0-13 UE.

(READ: UST sweeps UE to clinch Final Four spot; NU moves one win from outright finals)

UST clinches Final Four berth, sends UE to brink of winless season

The UE Lady Warriors’ charge for a breakthrough win once again came up short as the UST Golden Tigresses completed a 26-24, 25-18, 25-19 sweep.

With the win, UST clinched the third Final Four spot with a 9-4 record as UE comes within one loss of a winless 0-14 season.

Game preview

The race for the last two Final Four berths in the UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball tournament is only bound to get tougher.

Ateneo, Adamson, UST, and UP try to bolster their respective semifinals bids in the penultimate game day of the elimination round at the Mall of Asia Arena on Tuesday, June 7.

UST (8-4) vs UE (0-12)

The UST Golden Tigresses look to secure a Final Four berth as they tangle with the winless UE Lady Warriors at 10 am.

Although virtually secured of a semifinal seat, Eya Laure and the third-place Golden Tigresses need as many wins as they can to avoid complication.

The Lady Warriors – already eliminated from contention – are only fighting for pride as they try to prevent a winless campaign.

NU (12-0) vs FEU (1-11)

A 13th straight win is within the NU Lady Bulldogs’ reach as they seek to pounce on the lackluster FEU Lady Tamaraws at 12:30 pm.

Led by the fearsome trio of Mhicaela Belen, Alyssa Solomon, and Princess Robles, the Lady Bulldogs look to move on the cusp of a rare elimination round sweep.

The also-ran Lady Tamaraws, on the other hand, aim to finally get over the hump after enduring a nine-game skid dating back to the first round.

La Salle (9-3) vs Ateneo (7-5)

Staying at second play is the goal for the La Salle Lady Spikers when they go up against the Ateneo Blue Eagles in their 4 pm battle.

Riding on a four-game winning streaking, the Lady Spikers eye a season sweep of their rivals to beef up their chances of clinching a twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals.

The Blue Eagles, though, are determined for redemption as they attempt to stay inside the top four.

Adamson (6-6) vs UP (5-7)

The Adamson Lady Falcons hope to gain motivation from a heartbreaking loss in their 6:30 pm clash against the UP Fighting Maroons.

Falling prey to the Blue Eagles in five sets the last time out, the fifth-place Lady Falcons set their sights on a bounce-back win to improve their position in the team standings.

The odds stacked against them, the Fighting Maroons stage a last-ditch push for a Final Four spot.