NU, UST share UAAP girls volleyball top spot anew

ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 28, 2015 04:19 PM
NU, UST share UAAP girls volleyball top spot anew
University of Sto. Tomas keeps pace with the defending champion National University to stay locked at the top spot.

Defending girls champion National University and University of Sto. Tomas opened their second round campaigns on a winning note to stay at joint top spot in the 78th UAAP high school volleyball tournament over the long weekend at the Adamson Gym.    

The Junior Lady Bullpups fashioned out a 25-18, 25-21, 21-15 victory over De La Salle-Zobel Sunday, while the Junior Tigresses made quick work of University of the Philippines Integrated School, 25-14, 25-10, 25-15.

Boosting their respective Final Four bids, NU and UST rose to 6-1 win-loss records, while La Salle-Zobel dropped to third place with a 5-3 mark.     

The Alabang-based spikers began the second round with a 25-17, 25-13, 25-21 decision of Far Eastern University-Diliman.     

University of the East, meanwhile, drubbed UPIS, 25-11, 25-6, 25-15, to bounce back from last Friday’s 22-25, 17-25, 15-25 loss to Adamson University.     

The Junior Lady Warriors hold a 4-4 record in fourth place, a full game ahead of the Baby Lady Falcons and the Baby Lady Tamaraws, who are sharing fifth spot at 3-5.     

In the boys division, NU streaked to its seventh straight win via a 25-21, 25-19, 21-25, 25-21 decision over FEU-Diliman Sunday.    

Reigning champion UE remained in second with a 6-1 slate following an easy 25-9, 25-13, 25-13 win over UPIS Saturday.     

The Baby Tamaraws, who opened the second round with a 25-14, 25-17, 25-19 win over the Junior Archers, are running third with a 5-3 mark.     

Last season’s runner-up Ateneo posted twin victories against UST, 25-18, 18-25, 25-20, 16-25, 15-12, and La Salle-Zobel, 25-17, 26-24, 25-14, to level its record to 4-4.   

The Blue Eaglets joined the Tiger Cubs in fourth place.

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