Bulldogs gun for a semis spot, extend win streak to eight

Mark Escarlote on Mar 18, 2017 10:13 PM
Bulldogs gun for a semis spot, extend win streak to eight
National University is on the hunt to formally clinch a Final Four seat.

National University shoots for the second Final Four berth in a clash with Far Eastern University on Sunday in the 79th UAAP men’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

The Bulldogs hope to stretch their winning run to eight when they march in the 10:00 a.m. battle that will air live over ABS-CBN S+A HD and via livestream.

Running second in the standings behind unbeaten three-peat seeking Ateneo de Manila (10-0), NU parades an 8-1 win-loss record and a win will give the Bulldogs a seat in the next round. Ateneo is assured of a Final Four twice-to-beat advantage.

The Bulldogs behind the heroics of Bryan Bagunas, Fauzi Ismail and Francis Saura defeated Adamson, 25-21, 25-12, 25-19, last Wednesday. NU guns to make a repeat of its straight sets domination of the Tamaraws in the first round.       

FEU is at third spot with a 5-4 slate and is down with a two-game slide.

The Tams absorbed a 25-21, 21-25, 22-25, 25-18, 15-17, loss at the hands of De La Salle last week.

In the other match, Adamson and DLSU square off at 8:00 a.m.

The Green Spikers hold a 3-6 mark while the Falcons are at 2-7 slate after two straight defeats from University of the East and National University.





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