University of the Philippines, San Sebastian clash for semifinal berth in V-League
Grethcel Soltones and the San Sebastian squad look bounce back from a straight-sets loss to Far Eastern University. Freddie Dionisio

SAN SEBASTIAN and University of the Philippines clash for a semifinal berth on Wednesday in the V-League Collegiate Conference at the Philsports Arena in Pasig.

Both coming  off losses, San Sebastian and UP look to bounce back in the 4 p.m. match.

Ateneo also looks to advance as it takes on Far Eastern University, which had earlier secured a place in the semifinals, in the 6 p.m. match.

UP, San Sebastian and Ateneo have 2-2 win-loss records and look to join National University and FEU in the last four.

Grethcel Soltones is again expected to carry the San Sebastian belles, but she hopes to get enough support from the likes of Katherine Villegas, Denice Lim, Joyce Sta. Rita, Alyssa Eroa and setter Vira Guillema.

The young UP squad is looking to rebound from its four-set loss to NU, and Lady Maroons coach Jerry Yee pins his hopes on Diana Carlos, Justine Dorog, Isa Molde, Katherine Bersola, Marian Buitre and Mae Basarte.

Ateneo scored a morale-boosting win over also-ran University of Sto. Tomas but will next face a tough FEU side that is also looking to get some momentum heading to the semifinals.

An Ateneo loss will send the Lady Eagles to a playoff against the loser of the SSC-UP match.

In the Spikers Turf, FEU and La Salle, tied at 3-1, clash at 10 a.m., with the winner joining NU (4-1) in the next round.

Defending champion Ateneo swept Group B to advance. UST (3-1) tries to secure a semifinal seat when it takes on also-ran Emilio Aguinaldo College at 12 p.m.

A UST loss will send the Tigers to a knockout match against the UP Maroons (3-2).

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