ATENEO, now a marked team in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 77 women’s volleyball tournament, opens its quest for a second straight crown against National University (NU) on November 22 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.
The Lady Eagles, who will have an almost intact roster, and the Lady Bulldogs collide in a rematch of last season’s stepladder semifinals at 4 p.m.
University of Santo Tomas and University (UST) of the East take the floor also in women’s action at 2 p.m. The men’s contest also starts on November 22 with NU facing Adamson University at 8 a.m. and Ateneo battling Far Eastern University (FEU) at 10 a.m.
Action shifts to the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan the next day, November 23, with De La Salle, which squandered a tremendous thrice-to-beat Finals advantage against Ateneo to end a three-year reign last March, begins its campaign for redemption as it tackles Adamson at 4 p.m. FEU and University of the Philippines clash in an equally exciting encounter at 2 p.m.
The Lady Eagles, who are currently in Thailand for their annual training, are a tipped to repeat with reigning MVP Alyssa Valdez, Michelle Morente, Jia Morado, Kim Gequillana, Amy Ahomiro and libero Denden Lazaro leading the way.