NU completes UAAP girls volleyball four-peat
Mark Escarlote on Dec 04, 2017 07:16 PM
Nazareth School of National University turned back University of Sto. Tomas and completed a rare four-peat in the 80th UAAP girls volleyball tournament.
Nazareth School of National University started out strong and sustained its momentum to submit bitter rival University of Sto. Tomas in an emphatic, 25-17, 25-19, 25-20, Game 2 Finals win Monday to complete a four-peat in the 80th UAAP girls volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Finals Most Valuable Player Faith Nisperos spewed fire the whole match while getting enough support from Rookie of the Year winner Alyssa Solomon, graduating middle Ivy Lacsina and season MVP Mhicaela Belen for the Bullpups.
UST, which forced NU to a five-set match in the series opener before folding in the end, had no answer to the Bullpups firepower with Eya Laure single-handedly carrying the Tigresses on her shoulders.
Sheena Toring scored the championship-clinching point for NU with a service ace.
And NU completes a four-peat conquest in the #UAAPSeason 80 girls volleyball tournament. Sweeps UST in the Finals. NU with a 25-17, 25-19, 25-20 win in Game 2 to seal the series @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/3epjJ8M1q6— Mark Escarlote (@fromtheriles) December 4, 2017
“The fourth is the most difficult one," said Bullpups coach Babes Castillo. "True-blue trabaho talaga. We are here to inspire."
The Junior Tigresses came as close as 19-21 in the third frame only to see NU seal their fifth straight championship showdown with a 4-1 spurt capped by Toring’s sharp service that UST failed to control.
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