NU rises to 6-0 off 3-set FEU burial
The NU Lady Bulldogs wasted no time dispatching the freefalling FEU Lady Tamaraws in a 25-10, 25-11, 25-12 obliteration to end the quadruple-header schedule.
NU is still two full games ahead of its closest competitors with a 6-0 record, while FEU tumbles to a 1-5 slate.
UST bounces back from La Salle loss, escapes gritty Adamson in 5-setter
The UST Golden Tigresses got back on the win column in a five-set marathon, 12-25, 25-19, 25-22, 18-25, 15-9, against the Adamson Lady Falcons, who saw their three-game winning streak snapped.
Early MVP candidate Eya Laure again led the way with 23 points off 19 attacks and 4 blocks as UST rose to 4-2. Adamson, meanwhile, sank to a 3-3 slate.
Ateneo rallies from 3-loss start, drubs UE for 3rd straight win
The Ateneo Blue Eagles continued their winning surge through UAAP Season 84 after a four-set rout over the winless UE Lady Warriors, 25-14, 20-25, 25-11, 25-14.
Vanie Gandler led the way with 16 points off 12 attacks, 3 aces, and a block for the 3-3 Eagles as the Lady Warriors continued their freefall to 0-6.
La Salle starts new win streak, sends reeling UP to 3rd straight loss
After winning three straight games, the UP Fighting Maroons now find themselves losers of three consecutive battles as the La Salle Lady Spikers rode a 25-12, 25-17, 25-19 rout.
La Salle is now momentarily in solo second place with a 4-2 record and now chasing undefeated NU at 5-0.
UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball action continues to heat up as early standings leaders have started to fall, while former laggers have picked up the pace tremendously.
Heading to the penultimate game day of the first round, no spots – save from the top and bottom – are locked in place, and it is anyone’s guess how the standings race will shape up by the end of the day.
UP (3-2) vs DLSU (3-2)
Keeping up with the season’s trend of blockbuster matinee games, the UP Fighting Maroons and La Salle Lady Spikers kick things off with a 10 am match as they try to break away from a four-team logjam at 3-2.
Now enduring a two game losing streak after a 3-0 start, the star rookie duo of Alyssa Bertolano and Irah Jaboneta will have their hands full against an imposing La Salle side trying to stir up momentum.
Look for super rookie Leiah Malaluan, veteran spiker Jolina dela Cruz, and 6-foot-3 blocker Thea Gagate to lead the Lady Spikers’ bid for a new winning streak.
Ateneo (2-3) vs UE (0-5)
Coming off a rare 0-3 slide to start their season, the Ateneo Blue Eagles are now on the cusp of tying up their record with a victory over the winless UE Lady Warriors.
Faith Nisperos, Vanie Gandler, and Dani Ravena – after leading the way in a rousing UP sweep – will once again be tasked to lead the way against a rebuilding UE group led by Janeca Lana in their 12 pm duel.
UST (3-2) vs Adamson (3-2)
The Adamson Lady Falcons aim to continue their hot rise up the standings with a possible fourth straight win at the expense of the UST Golden Tigresses at 4 pm.
Trisha Genesis, Kate Santiago, and Lucille Almonte will be counted on to keep Adamson’s run going after a four-set win over FEU.
However, it will not be an easy task as early MVP candidate Eya Laure and the recovering Imee Hernandez stand in the Lady Falcons’ way, and are determined to bounce back after a loss to unbeaten NU.
NU (5-0) vs FEU (1-4)
Capping off the quadruple-header schedule at 6 pm is a match between the undefeated NU Lady Bulldogs and the win-hungry FEU Lady Tamaraws.
FEU has fallen hard since its early breakthrough win and now the group led by Lycha Ebon, Nikka Medina, and Jean Asis have yet to find a real solution to breaking out of their slump.
Meanwhile, the star-studded core of Mhicaela Belen, Cess Robles, and Jen Nierva only need to keep fanning the flames of their blazing start to push their winning streak up to six straight games.