UAAP: NU overcomes UST in men's beach volley


Posted at May 27 2022 10:12 PM | Updated as of May 28 2022 12:12 AM

From the UAAP Facebook page
From the UAAP Facebook page

National University's duo of James Buytago and Pol Salvador turned back University of Santo Tomas' Efraem Dimaculangan and Rancel Varga, 12-21, 21-17, 15-12, in the opening day of the UAAP men's beach volleyball tournament at Sands SM By The Bay Friday.

After dropping the first set against the 3-peat seeking Tiger Spikers, the Bulldogs leveled the match for a deciding third set.

Salvador's kill started NU's 5-0 run for a 10-8 lead which later resulted to a win for the Bulldogs.

It was a morale-boosting win for NU after opening the season with a shock loss to De La Salle's Noel Kampton and Vince Maglinao, 21-12, 15-21, 11-15.

The Bulldogs improved to 1-1.

Meanwhile, Ateneo's Abai Llenos and Amil Pacinio beat Far Eastern University's Jelord Talisayan and Vincent Nadera, 21-15, 21-15, and Adamson University's Ned Pacquing and Francis Casas, 21-19, 21-14, to stay unbeaten in 2 games.

It was a massive turnaround for the Blue Eagles, who were winless in the league's most recent competition in 2019.

De La Salle also went 2-0 following a 21-19, 21-11 romp of University of the Philippines' Daniel Nicolas and Louis Gamban.

The Fighting Maroons, who claimed a 21-15, 21-11 win over the Falcons in the morning session, dropped to 1-1.