Lady Bulldogs overcome Lady Eagles anew

first_imgFilipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University kept its immaculate slate against Ateneo in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament after a hardfought five-set win, 17-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, 15-13, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Bulldogs, who improved to 7-4, were the only ones who have defeated the Lady Eagles this season. ADVERTISEMENT ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phoenix taps ‘rim protector’ McKay in place of Puerto Rico-bound Phelps MOST READcenter_img He inserted Gayle Valdez in the final two sets to allow them to focus on the offense and keep them fresh in the fifth period.“I’m just happy they were able to deliver in the crucial moments,” said Gorayeb.NU, though, paid the price of leaving off its liberos in the first three sets as Ateneo scored 20 service aces compared to its nine.The Lady Bulldogs, though, retaliated with an aerial assault, outscoring the Lady Eagles 13-5 in blocks.Santiago led all scorers with 25 points while Aiko Urdas and Jorelle Singh combined for 23 points for NU.ADVERTISEMENT View comments ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Jaja Santiago put the Lady Bulldogs at match point, 14-11, with an emphatic kill but it was a Lady Eagle’s handiwork that handed NU the victory when Jhoana Maraguinot’s attack went long.NU head coach Roger Gorayeb said their win against Ateneo, which gave them sole ownership of the third seed, was a huge step for them if they want to finish in the top four of the ladder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“This is a huge win for us because right now we have to beat everyone we play against,” said Gorayeb whose team struggled in the first half of the season. “We fell short early in the tournament so we have to accumulate wins to finish either third or fourth.”Gorayeb, after taking out his liberos in the fourth set of their win against University of the East, started the game against Ateneo utilizing only attacking players. LATEST STORIES Jhoana Maraguinot had 18 points to lead Ateneo while Kat Tolentino added 17.Jia Morado, who’s been the catalyst to Ateneo’s offense, finished with 47 excellent sets, nine more than NU’s Jasmine Nabor. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcoslast_img read more