UAAP: NU stays unbeaten with 3-set win vs La Salle

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Posted at May 26 2022 08:31 PM | Updated as of May 26 2022 09:58 PM

(UPDATED) National University (NU) continued its dominant run with a 3-set win over De La Salle University in the UAAP 84 women's volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena Thursday night.

The Lady Bulldogs had it 25-21, 25-20, 25-17 to continue their mastery of the Lady Spikers.

Cess Robles led the way for NU with 17 points. Mhicaela Belen added 14 points, 10 digs, and 6 receptions, while Alyssa Solomo scored 11 points.

Jennifer Nierva, for her part, tallied 20 digs and 10 receptions in the Lady Bulldogs' 8th straight win. 

NU also beat DLSU via straight sets in the first round eliminations, 25-22, 25-15, 25-19.

This is why Lady Bulldogs head coach head coach Karl Dimaculangan prepared for a possible retaliation.

“Inexpect namin na lalaban din yung kalaban namin,” said Dimaculangan after the match. "Tulad nung sinabi ko nung first round, hindi kami puwedeng maging kampante kahit na na-sweep namin yung first round.

“Ito panibagong round na ‘to, challenge rin sa amin, inexpect namin na magiging hirap. Yung mga players nag trabaho talaga nang mabuti para makuha yung panalo,” he added.

De La Salle dropped to 5-3.

NU will take on Ateneo de Manila University next on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. while De La Salle will face Adamson University at 12:30 p.m.