UAAP Season 81: Bulldogs eye solo second
Mark Escarlote on Mar 09, 2019 04:11 AM
Reigning champion National University will pin its hopes on top hitter Bryan Bagunas (no. 1) against University of Sto. Tomas.
Defending champion National University shoots for its fourths straight win and a hold of the solo second spot against University of Sto. Tomas Saturday in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Action begins at 10:00 a.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream.
After a dropping their opening game, the Bulldogs went on a rampage as it crushed its next three opponents to tie Adamson University with 3-1 win-loss record.
National team member Bryan Bagunas has been on a personal 20-plus point tear in NU’s romp including a 24-point explosion in the Bulldogs’ straight sets win over the Falcons last Sunday.
The graduating hitter, who is averaging 22.5 points per game, will lead the NU’s charge against the Tigers, who will bank on the leadership of their ace player Joshua Umandal, who is lording it over in the scoring department with 24 markers per outing.
UST holds a 3-2 slate and is coming off a sweep of De La Salle University.
Meanwhile, the Green Spikers take on University of the East at 8:00 a.m.
Both teams hold 1-4 cards, looking to rebound from their respective setbacks.
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