UAAP Season 81 girls volleyball: NU nears first round sweep
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 23, 2018 08:36 PM
National University is just a win away from sweeping the first round.
National University moved on the cusp of completing a six-match sweep in the girls division, while Angel Canino's 32 points powered Ds La Salle-Zobel to solo second in the standings Tuesday in the UAAP Season 81 high school volleyball tournament at the Blue Eagle Gym.
Reigning MVP Mhicaela Belen had 11 points and five receptions as the Bullpups downed Far Eastern University-Diliman, 25-22, 25-16, 25-22, to remain perfect in five contests.
Canino, whose season-high came through 28 attacks, three service aces and a block, led the Junior Lady Spikers in stunning University of Santo Tomas, 23-25, 25-11, 23-25, 25-19, 15-11.
NU shoots for the sweep against University of the East at 9:00 a.m. Friday at the same Katipunan venue.
Alleiah Malaluan chipped in 19 points and 18 digs as De La Salle-Zobel improved to 4-1.
Janna Torres had 13 points while libero Det Pepito collected 34 digs for the Junior Tigresses, who also lost to the Bullpups in a rematch of last year's Finals Sunday.
Kate Santiago had 14 points, including two service aces, as Adamson University made quick work of UP Integrated School, 25-15, 25-18, 25-15, to move in a tie with UST at 3-2.
The Baby Tamaraws, meanwhile, dropped at 2-3 in fifth spot.