SSL action resumes, 4 teams seek back-to-back wins

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ACTION in the Shakey Collegiate Super League Pre-Season Championship resumes on Saturday with four teams looking to string together back-to-back victories at Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

University of Santo Tomas (UST) kick off at 10 a.m. as the Tigresses consider a fitting follow-up to their thrilling Matchday 1 victory with a showdown against premier San Sebastian College in Pool B.

Eya Laure, who delivered the final blow in UST’s hard-fought 25-20, 27-29, 15-25, 29-27, 15-10 win over Adamson University last week, leads the charge from the Espana-based team with young guns Mary Joyce Abueg, Bernadette Pepito, Angeli Bacalso and Regina Jurado as backup.

Eastern University (UE) and University of Perpetual Help face off for the top spot in Group A at 12:30 p.m. while Ateneo and University of Arellano open their respective campaigns in a Group C encounter at 3 p.m.

The games will be broadcast live via Plus Network on Facebook, YouTube and TikTok.

The Lady Warriors are coming off a tough win over Mapua University, 31-33, 25-20, 25-23, 21-25, 15-12, last week and expect to face another fierce opposition against Lady Altas, who has turned around. University of San Beda, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23, 27-25, in their opening game.

EU head coach Ronwald Dimaculangan will be pinning his hopes on Lia Pelaga, Parcae Nieva, KC Cepada, Erin Navarro and Von Dimaculangan to walk away with another victory.

“We were able to study how Perpetual plays based on their last game. We’ve mapped out our game plan, but it’s about how we’re going to execute it at game time,” said Dimaculangan, who is wary of Perpetual’s trio of rookie Shaila Omipon, Winnie Bedana and Rhose Dapol. .

Far Eastern University, on the other hand, are also aiming for their second win when they take on premier De La Salle University in a Pool D main feature at 5:30 p.m.

The Lady Tamaraws cut the rug under defending National Collegiate Athletic Association champion College of Saint Benilde, 25-20, 24-26, 19-25, 25-22, 15-11, to start their campaign on the right see a week ago.

FEU will be tested again against University Athletic Association of the Philippines rival Lady Spikers, who will field a strong roster of veterans Jolina Dela Cruz, Thea Gagate, Fifi Sharma, Leila Cruz and Alleiah Malaluan and prized rookie Angel Canine.

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