NU one win away from UAAP 78 girls volleyball crown

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 15, 2015 03:47 PM
NU one win away from UAAP 78 girls volleyball crown
The NU Lady Bullpups can wrap up the UAAP 78 high school girls title on Saturday.

National Univesity bucked a third set loss to subdue the University of Santo Tomas, 25-13, 25-14, 21-25, 25-14, and moved closer to nailing a second straight girls championship in the UAAP Season 78 high school volleyball tournament at the Adamson University Gym on Thursday.

Behind reigning MVP Faith Nisperos and 15-year old middle hitter Thea Gagante, the Lady Bullpups were dominant in the first two sets but the Junior Tigresses, using their drop shots to contain their opponents’ blocking, rallied in the third frame with Eya Laure leading the way.

However, NU regrouped in the fourth set as Nisperos and Gagante again took charge to seize the opener of the best-of-three title series.

The Lady Bullpups go for the jugular in Game 2 scheduled on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the same venue.

Meanwhile, Far Eastern University-Diliman downed UST, 24-26, 25-13, 25-18, 25-19, in the first boys step-ladder semifinals match.

The victory assured the Baby Tamaraws a podium finish in their second season of joining the high school volleyball tournament.  FEU will face defending champion and No. 2 seed University of the East in the second step-ladder duel on Saturday at 9 a.m.

NU is in the Finals with a thrice-to-beat incentive after completing a 12-game elimination round sweep.

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