V-L q’finals: UST, Ateneo stake unbeaten slatesBy Jasmine W. Payo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
THE QUARTERFINAL round gets going with University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo vying to preserve their perfect run against separate opponents in the Shakey’s V-League today at the Filoil Flying V Arena.
The Lady Eagles, who swept all four games in the Group A eliminations, take on University of St. La Salle-Bacolod in the second of a three-game bill at 4 p.m.
Also topping Group B with a 4-0 card, the Tigresses battle Far Eastern University at 6 p.m., while Adamson and Perpetual Help tangle at 2 p.m.
Two other quarterfinalists, San Sebastian and National U, will kick off their campaigns this week.
The Lady Eagles and the Tigresses have also been getting a boost from their Thai imports.
“We can rely on her high quick attacks and she is also a massive help on offense,” Ateneo team captain Gretchen Ho said of guest player Phee Nok Kesinee.
Fille Cainglet has also been a major force for the Lady Eagles with a team-best average of 13.5 points.
The Tigressess boast of Thai import Kaensing Utaiwanhas and a veteran core led by Mary Jean Balse, Maika Ortiz and Judy Caballejo.
Teams carry over their record from the elimination and clash in a single-round quarterfinals. The four teams with the best records will advance to the semifinals. With a report from Rodolfo T. Lozada