(Philsports Arena, Pasig City)
6 p.m. – San Sebastian vs Ateneo (women’s)
San Sebastian and Ateneo seek to catch the last semifinal bus today when they clash in the Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Collegiate Conference playoff at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.
The Lady Stags and the Lady Eagles collide at 6 p.m. with the winner gaining the remaining semis berth and joining Far Eastern University (FEU) Lady Tams, National University (NU) Lady Bulldogs, and University of the Philippines (UP) Lady Maroons in the next phase.
The winner will also arrange a best-of-three semis duel with the top-seeded Lady Tams.
Both San Sebastian and Ateneo are coming off from losses at the end of the six-team quarterfinals on Wednesday that tied them at 2-3 for fourth place.
The Lady Stags yielded to the Lady Maroons, 25-17, 23-25, 25-5, 25-18, while the Lady Eagles bowed to the Lady Tams, 25-18, 25-19, 25-22.
But San Sebastian holds an advantage over Ateneo after winning their preliminary matchup last Aug. 6, 25-23, 25-22, 25-23.
Grethcel Soltones remains the heart and soul of San Sebastian especially after currently leading the Best Scorer race, and is expected to get help from Denice Lim, Joyce Sta. Rita and Katherine Villegas.
Ateneo, which is still feeling the absence of its previous starters Alyssa Valdez and Amy Ahomiro, now has Michelle Morente leading the charge along with Ana Gopico, Jia Morado and Bea De Leon.