UAAP: Lady Bullpups, Tiger Cubs still unbeaten in juniors beach volleyball


Posted at Feb 08 2020 06:31 PM

Nazareth School of National University defeated University of Santo Tomas, 21-19, 22-20, to remain unbeaten in UAAP Season 82 girls beach volleyball at Sands SM By The Bay on Saturday.

Kathrina Epa and Chantal Rodriguez warded off comeback attempts by Vanessa Bangayan and Jullana Carreon to steer NU to a 3-0 card.

UST lost for the first time in 4 matches and fell to second place.

De La Salle-Zobel moved up to third at 2-1, as Irah Jaboneta and Gerzel Petallo overcame a slow second set start to beat Ateneo's Celina Vergeire and Ady Lasala, 21-7, 21-17.

In the lone girls' match that went the distance, Adamson University's Mary Grace Borromeo and Ayesha Juegos rallied from a set down to beat Far Eastern University-Diliman's Nikka Medina and Alexandra Jungco, 17-21, 21-18, 15-10, for a 2-2 card in fourth place.

In the boys division, the Tiger Cubs won two matches to clinch the first final four berth.

UST's Jay Rack dela Noche and Alexander Iraya made quick work of De La Salle-Zobel's Andrei Espejo and Leinuel Crisostomo, 21-13, 21-19, and returned in the afternoon with a 21-12, 17-21, 15-12 victory over NSNU's Jann Mark Pijo and Reymark Reyes for a 5-0 record.

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