Games on Thursday
2 p.m. – NU vs CSB
4 p.m. – AdU vs USLS
6 p.m. – SWU vs FEU
Adamson kicks off its drive for a second straight championship in the Shakey’s
V-League as it plays University of St. La Salle-Bacolod in the featured game of
an explosive triple-bill at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan City on Thursday.
The Lady Falcons tripped the San Sebastian Lady Stags in the finals of last
year’s second conference with the San Marcelino-based squad raring to start its
campaign for back-to-back crowns and third overall on a winning note.
But they will be facing a team that is coming off an inspiring five-set victory
over St. Benilde last Tuesday, making their 4 p.m. encounter a match to watch.
“For as long as they play with the same intensity and determination, I think we
have a good chance to win again,” said Adamson coach Dulce Pante in Filipino.
Guest player and former MVP Nene Bautista will again anchor Adamson’s bid along
with Angela Benting, Pau Soriano, Sheila Pineda, Jampong Quinlog, Des Patilano
and libero Angelica Vazquez.
The Lady Stingers, on the other hand, try to dish out the form they showed in
outlasting the Lady Blazers, 25-21, 25-27, 18-25, 25-17, 15-11, as USLS
joined University of Perpetual Help in the early lead in Group A.
Patty Orendain, who unloaded 22 hits against St. Benilde, hopes to draw solid
backup from American reinforcement Jayde Hair, and local mainstays Cha-Cha
Moralde, Kay Aplasca and April Hingpit as they try to make it two win in row in
the early going of the first conference of the eighth season of the league
sponsored by Shakey’s.
For live streaming of the games, log on to www.v-league.ph
Meanwhile, St. Benilde goes for its first win in a long while as it collides
with National U in the 2 p.m. opener while Far Eastern U and Southwestern U mix
it up at 6 p.m.
The Lady Bulldogs, led by guest players Cherry Vivas, Dindin Santiago and
Monique Tiangco, fell short of expectations as they absorbed an 18-25, 17-25,
17-25 beating from the Lady Altas in Sunday’s inaugurals of the tournament
organized by Sports Vision and backed by Accel as official outfitter and Mikasa
as official ball.
Focus will also be on the FEU-SWU clash as both teams likewise try to bounce
back from their respective opening game setbacks with the Lady Tams bowing to
the Ateneo Lady Eagles, 17-25, 22-25, 20-25, and the Lady Cobras dropping a
25-21, 25-27, 16-25, 15-25 decision to the Lady Pirates.PR