Former titlist University of the Philippines (UP) will be gunning for the second finals berth when it battles No. 3 University of Santo Tomas (UST) in the second stage of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 77 softball stepladder semifinals today at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium in Manila.
The UP-UST game is at 9 a.m.
The Lady Maroons holds a twice-to-beat advantage and will just need to win once to arrange a championship showdown against defending champion Adamson University.
Adamson secured an automatic spot in the finals after sweeping the elimination round.
For achieving such feat, the Lady Flacons earned a thrice-to-beat incentive.
UP has already surpassed its fifth-place finish last season. But the Lady Maroons are raring to go all-out to reclaim the crown. They last won in Season 70.