Season host University of the East (UE) outplayed Ateneo de Manila University, 7-4, for its second straight win in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 77 softball tournament at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila.
The Lady Warriors grabbed the solo lead with a clean 2-0 card. They also beat University of the Philippines (UP) in their first match, 10-4.
Defending champion Adam-son University opened its bid on a high note following its 11-1 demolition of University of Santo Tomas while UP thumped De La Salle University, 5-2.
The Lady Falcons, who are looking to claim their fourth-straight title, joined idle National University (NU) in the second spot with 1-0 each.
UP and La Salle are sharing the No. 4 with 1-1 apiece while UST and Ateneo remained winless in two games for sixth place.
In baseball, reigning titlist Ateneo, UST and La Salle are in a three-way tie on top of the standings with 1-0.
The Blue Eagles beat the Soaring Falcons (5-3), the Growling Tigers toppled the Bulldogs (8-3) and the Green Archers hit the Fighting Maroons (19-5).
In men’s volleyball, reigning titlist NU, last year’s runner-up Ateneo, Adamson and UST are tied on top of the standings with 7-2 each followed by FEU (3-5), UP (3-6), La Salle (2-7) and UE (0-9).