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Slowly but surely for Lady Eagles

Games Today
(The Arena, San Juan City)
8 a.m. – Adamson vs La Salle (men’s)
10 a.m. – NU vs FEU (men’s)
2 p.m. – UST vs Adamson (women’s)
4 p.m. – FEU vs Ateneo (women’s)

Coaches of the Ateneo women’s volleyball team are not putting any pressure on their stalwarts in protecting their winning streak in the ongoing UAAP tournament.

The Lady Eagles are staking their seven-game winning run when they clash with the dangerous Far Eastern University Lady Tams today to bolster their Final Four bid.

Match is at 4 p.m. with Ateneo seeking to improve its 8-1 win-loss tally at the helm.

“Kami naman, step by step lang. Training by training. Hindi namin iniisip kung ano ’yung standing namin. Ang importante, ’yung mga napagpraktisan namin, nasunod sa laro,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sherwin Meneses.

The Lady Eagles are still in high spirits following their 25-10, 26-24, 28-26 triumph to the University of Santo Tomas Tigresses last Wednesday, and Meneses hopes the same intensity will be seen when they face the Lady Tams.

FEU seeks to untangle itself from a four-way logjam at third place with a 5-4 card as a victory will inch them closer to second-running La Salle (7-2).

With their players peaking at the moment, Meneses is optimistic.

“Hindi naman kami worried na nagpi-peak na kami ngayon. Maganda nga na mataas na talaga ang intensity namin eh, kasi nacha-challenge silang mag-improve pa sa mga susunod na laro,” said Meneses.

As usual, the towering duo of Kat Tolentino and Maddie Madayag will be big threats behind the net, along with Michelle Morente, Jho Maraguinot, and Jia Morado.

For FEU, they will parade the trio of Bernadeth Pons, Toni Rose Basas, and Remy Palma.

Like FEU, UST also aims to untie itself from the logjam when it clashes with winless Adamson at 2 p.m.

But the Lady Falcons are agitated to finally crawl out of the dark hole with its 0-9 slate.