Lady Bulldogs set sights on Adamson softball’s 73-game win run

Lady Bulldogs set sights on AdU softball’s 73-game win run
The NU Lady Bulldogs are 10 wins away from topping Adamson softball's unprecedented 73-game winning streak

National University has gone undefeated for the fourth season in a row.

The Lady Bulldogs have won each and every game in the UAAP dating back to 2014.

That dynastic run has produced four perfect seasons, four championships, and four MVPs.

Their record from Seasons 77 to 80? 64 games, 64 wins, and no losses.

Now, the four-peat champions are nine games away from matching the longest-ever winning streak in the Seniors division – and 10 games away from setting a record of their own.

And with the position they find themselves in, NU is not mincing words about what they are seeing ahead of them. “Ayokong isipin, but at the back of my mind, the pressure is always there. I hope we can beat that record,” head coach Pat Aquino said.

He then continued after they claimed their fourth consecutive championship on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum, “Hopefully, we could achieve that, but as of now, we’re just going to enjoy this championship.”

That record belongs to the softball squad of Adamson University which won 73 games in a row in seven seasons. That historic streak came to an end in March 2016 at the hands of University of Sto. Tomas.

While the next Women’s Basketball season is still a long way away, the Lady Bulldogs are already confident about their chances for another perfect season, another championship, and the league record. “Ang recruitment namin is until 2021. We have six rookies next year to replace our three graduating players,” Aquino said.

Only starter Trixie Antiquiera and reserves Cherry Ano-os and Janet Sison are graduating while set to be back for more are Season MVP Jack Danielle Animam, Mythical selections Rhena Itesi and Ria Nabalan, and gunners Je Anne Camelo and Monique Del Carmen.

That is exactly why NU is still the favorite to go all the way anew. “Jack is still going to be there. Rhena and Ria also,” the mentor said.

He then continued, “We’ll still be a formidable team again next year.”

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