Junior Warriors steal Game 1 in boys volleyball

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 19, 2015 01:36 PM
Junior Warriors steal Game 1 in boys volleyball
Defending champion University of the East pulled off a surprise against the thrice-to-beat National University in the UAAP boys volleyball championship series opener.

University of the East hacked out a surprisingly easy 25-21, 25-15, 25-19 victory over thrice-to-beat National University to steal Game 1 of the 78th UAAP boys volleyball championship series Monday morning at the Adamson University Gym.    

Losing nine players, including the entire starting six, to graduation from last year’s championship squad, the Junior Warriors looked doomed after finishing only second in the double-round eliminations and entered the Finals as underdogs.      

But in the opener, UE is primed for another crown.    

Seeking to extend their reign to 12 years, the Junior Warriors used their tremendous championship experience, needing only one hour and 13 minutes to pin the Bullpups their first loss of the season.     

NU clinched an automatic Finals berth after completing a 12-game sweep of the double-round eliminations. The Bullpups are gunning for a high school championship double, as their girls team won a second straight title over the weekend won at the expense of University of Santo Tomas.     

Game 2 is scheduled at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Adamson Gym, while Game 3 is set Wednesday at the same time.

Game 4, if necessary, will be played on Thursday. 

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