Far Eastern University sets out as the heavy favorite as it shoots for a third straight victory against San Sebastian even as University of the Philippines debuts against Perpetual Help in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan today (Saturday).
Dragged into a five-set battle by the St. Benilde Lady Blazers and a four-set skirmish by the San Beda Red Spikers in their first two matches, the Lady Tams look to score a sweep this time as they take on the Lady Stags, who yielded a straight-set defeat to the UST Tigresses last week.
Gametime is at 4 p.m. with Celine Domingo, Lycha Ebon, Jerrili Malabanan, Czarina Carandang, Heather Guino-O and Jeanette Villareal hoping to raise the level of the game along with setter Kyle Negrito and libero Ria Duremdes.
But the Lady Stags also hope to come out strong and spring a surprise behind Joyce Sta. Rita, Jamille Carreon, Shane Requierme with libero Jewelle Bermillo and playmaker Alexia Sison likewise eager to provide the needed support.
The Fighting Maroons, on the other hand, try to pounce on the Lady Altas’ poor start as they tangle in the 2 p.m. opener.
Seeing action for the first time in the mid-season conference of the league organized by Sports Vision and backed by Mikasa and Asics, the Diliman-based squad is upbeat of its chances against Perpetual Help which lost to Adamson and UST in lopsided fashions.
Games can be viewed live on Sports + Action Channel 23 and via live streaming on www.abs-cbn.com/livestream/pvl.
Meanwhile, Adamson tries to break off a three-way tie for the lead as it guns for a third win in row against San Beda in men’s division at 9 a.m.
The Falcons posted a pair of 3-1 romps over the Arellano U Chiefs and La Salle side to match UST and National U’s strong starts but the San Marcelino-based squad aims to seize solo control with a victory over the SBC spikers, who bowed to St. Benilde, 1-3, last week.
FEU and Perpetual Help square off in the other match at 11 a.m. in a duel of winless teams.