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(Mall of Asia Arena)
2 p.m. – Adamson vs La Salle
4 p.m. – National vs Far Eastern
Defending champion La Salle is expected to mop the floor of the Mall of Asia Arena with lowly Adamson as the Lady Spikers fortifies its bid to take the No. 1 seeding heading into the Final Four of the UAAP volleyball wars.
Fresh from a straight sets win over University of Santo Tomas, La Salle troops to the court at 2 p.m. with the mission of getting rid of the winless Lady Falcons with ease as action intensifies in the hunt for semifinals slots.
La Salle and Ateneo have already secured twice-to-beat advantages owing to their superior win-loss marks of 10-2 and only the top seeing remains to be determined.
Four other squads are in contention for the last two berths and National (7-5) gets the chance to strenghten its own cause and pull the plug on the quest of Far Eastern (6-6) when they clash at 4 pm.
University of the Philippines and UST also have identical 7-5 ledgers and are also on survival mode, making them extremely dangerous as the elimination round enters the most crucial phase.
Desiree Cheng, the star of the Lady Spikers win over the Lady Tigresses last Wednesday, leads a cast that could feature last year’s Finals MVP Kim Dy on the roster despite hurting her ankle.
If the La Salle think tank decides that it’ll be much better for her to just rest instead of risk injury again, the Taft-based team can afford to do so what with an abudance of talent.
The Final Four cast is expected to be decided on April 8 when La Salle and Ateneo take to the floor.