LA Salle and National University face off in an early showdown of league heavyweights on Wednesday in the 76th UAAP women's volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.
Both holding 2-0 win-loss records, the three-time defending champion Lady Spikers face the much improved Lady Bulldogs at 4 p.m., with the winner taking the solo lead.
The Taft-based squad will lean on its solid defense at the net to counter the hard-hitting twin towers of Dindin and Jaja Santiago.
NU also looks to get significant contributions from last year's top rookie Aiko Urdas and Carmina Aganon.
Meanwhile, University of the Philippines hopes to bounce back from a five-set loss to Adamson as it tangles with Far Eastern University at 2 p.m.
The Lady Maroons are looking to score their first win after two losses, while the Lady Tams try to bounce back from a three-set defeat to Ateneo.