NATIONAL University tests Davao’s mettle as the Lady Bulldogs go for a sweep of Group B even as Ateneo tries to improve its ranking when it battles also-ran St. Louis University on Thursday in the Shakey's V-League Season 11 First Conference at The Arena in San Juan City.
The Lady Bulldogs remain the slight favorites despite the Agilas’ sweep of their first two games.
The Dindin Santiago-led NU, coming off a two-week layoff, has posted three shutout wins in its sweep of its first four matches but the Bustillos-based squad faces a different kind of challenge from a Davao side, which beat Far Eastern U in four and nipped NCAA champion Perpetual Help in five.
Gametime is at 2 p.m., with the Agilas seeking to formalize their stint in the quarterfinal round of the conference sponsored by Shakey’s behind May Agton, Venus Flores, Jocemer Tapic, Joy Oliveros, Irish Dignadice and setter Reynelen Raterta.
The Lady Eagles, meanwhile, go for No. 2 in Group A as they take on the Lady Navigators at 4 p.m. with the reigning UAAP champions led by Alyssa Valdez and Amy Ahomiro hoping to score their fourth win in five matches in the single round elims of the tournament backed by Mikasa, Accel and Lion Tiger Mosquito Coil.
That would tie Ateneo with Arellano, although the Lady Chiefs will still take the top spot heading to the quarters after beating the reigning UAAP champions in five last March 30.
The St. Benilde-SLU match last Tuesday will be aired at 1 p.m. on Thursday on GMA News TV Channel, while the NU-Davao clash and the Ateneo-SLU match will be shown Friday, also starting at 1 p.m. Games are shown live on www.v-league.ph.