Quarters action begins
By AJ Bolando
Powerhouse teams Ateneo de Manila University and University of Santo Tomas try to extend their winning ways at the start of the quarterfinals of the 9th Shakey’s V-League first conference presented by SMART at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan tomorrow.
The defending champion Lady Eagles swept the eliminations in Group A while the Tigresses, gunning for their seventh title, did the same damage in Group B to carry a perfect 3-0 record into the playoffs.
Out to be the early favorites, the Katipunan-based squad will face dangerous but inconsistent University of St. La Salle (0-3) in the second game of the scheduled triple-bill at 4pm, followed by the matchup between neighboring squads UST and Far Eastern University (1-2).
But expect the Lady Stingers and the Lady Tamaraws to give all their best to keep their flickering semifinal hopes alive.
Reigning NCAA champion University of Perpetual Help (2-1) takes on a rejuvenated Adamson University (1-2) side at the start of the new single round quarterfinals where the top four teams book tickets to the Final Four.
*NOTE: Follow us on Twitter @MatchPointPH for our live tweetcast. You can also catch the games via livestream on www.v-league.ph while the second and third matches will be aired on Monday via AKTV on IBC 13 from 7pm to 11pm.