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UAAP season 86 volleyball final UST vs NU

UAAP season 86 volleyball final UST vs NU

UAAP season 86 volleyball final UST vs NU

The women’s and men’s volleyball finals of UAAP Season 86 will feature both NU and UST. – PHOTOS OF THE RESEARCH FILE

MANILA, Philippines – The National University and University of Santo Tomas will contest the UAAP Season 86 volleyball crowns in both the men’s and women’s divisions as the finals begin on May 11.

The UAAP will feature the same combinations in both finals for the first time in the Final Four era.

The NU Lady Bulldogs and UST Tigresses collide for the first time in a best-of-three championship series in UAAP women’s volleyball.

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Meanwhile, the four-peat-seeking NU Bulldogs and UST Golden Spikers, the first-ever No. 4 seed to reach the finals in men’s volleyball, will collide in the UAAP men’s final for the second straight season.

Game 1 is on Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum, while Games 2 and 3 – if necessary – will take place at the Mall of Asia Arena.

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The men’s finals are scheduled for 1 p.m., spread over three matches, while the women’s finals start at 4 p.m. The UAAP Season 86 individual awards ceremony will take place before the second game of the series at 1 p.m.

UAAP Finals Schedule: Season 86 Men’s and Women’s Volleyball

Final Schedule: UAAP Season 86 Men's and Women's Volleyball

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NU, led by the trio Bella Belen, Alyssa Solomon and Vange Alinsug, is looking to complete its title redemption tour in its third straight final.

UST, who return to the finals after five years, are looking to bring the crown back to Espana for the first time since season 72 in 2010, with Angge Poyos, Cassie Carballo and Detdet Pepito hoping to end their unexpected run with a title series win.

Meanwhile, graduating setter Owa Retamar and the Bulldogs battle reigning MVP Josh Ybañez and the Golden Spikers in another titular series.

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