Lady Bulldogs bite third straight win, send Lady Warriors to 0-3
Mark Escarlote on Feb 14, 2016 04:00 PM
National University improved its record to 3-1 after an easy straight sets drubbing of University of the East.
Confident National University showed no love to University of the East even on Valentine’s Day Sunday.
The Lady Bulldogs overwhelmed the sluggish Lady Warriors to cruise to an easy 25-12, 25-13, 25-16, victory for a three-game winning romp in the 78th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.
Head coach Roger Gorayeb emptied his bench as NU punished UE the whole game to tie De La Salle University at second to third spot with 3-1 win-loss slate while sending their victim down to 0-3 slate tied with University of Sto. Tomas.
Only 6-foot-5 Jaja Santiago scored in double digits with 11 for the Lady Bulldogs, with all of 12 scoring players fielded putting up numbers on the stats.
Team captain Myla Pablo finished with nine points while her sister Maritess Pablo and Aiko Urdas chipped in six markers each for NU, obviously still on cloud nine after shocking the Lady Spikers 25-16, 26-24, 14-25, 25-23, last Wednesday.
“Maaari (na epekto),” said Gorayeb when asked if his team’s renewed confidence came from their upset win over DLSU. “Sinabi ko sa kanila na gawin n’yong motivation ‘yung pagkakapanalo sa La Salle. Malakinmg bagay sa inyo ‘yun e, winning against a strong team. Huwag na nilang sasayangin ang pagkakataon na ganyan.”
“From there you should not look back. Tapos na ‘yun kung ano man ang ipinanalo namin sa La Salle. Marami pang laro, first round pa lang,” he added. “Marami pang pwedeng mangyari pero kailangan maging consistent na kayo sa galaw ninyo.”
The Lady Bulldogs extended their head-to-head winning streak against the Lady Warriors to seven dating back Season 75.
UE, which last won against NU in five sets back in Season 74 second round of eliminations, suffered a lot in their reception as NU scored at will in then service line – a total of 14 with four coming from Urdas while setter Ivy Perez had three aces.
Celine Elaiza Domingo and Shaya Adorador scored five points each for the Lady Warriors, who are down with a 48-game losing skid.
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