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Top squads NU, Ateneo notch contrasting wins in UAAP men’s volleyball

/ 04:21 PM February 01, 2014

MANILA, Philippines—National University stopped Mark Gil Alfafara and University of Santo Tomas, 25-22, 20-25, 16-25, 25-21, 15-11, Saturday in the UAAP season 76 men’s volleyball tournament.

The Bulldogs’ multi-pronged attack neutralized  even Alfafara’s incredible 34-point showing for the Tigers, with five players scoring at least 11.

Reuben Inaudito paced the league-leading NU with 19 points, while Peter Torres and Jan Paglinawan contributed 14 each.

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Edwin Tolentino and Reyson Fuentes added 12 and 11 points, respectively for the Bulldogs, who are still atop the heap with a 10-1 slate.

The Tigers failed to close the gap in the chase for the fourth spot as they fell to 4-6, tied with La Salle and behind Adamson (5-5).

In the other game, Ateneo had it easy against winless University of the East for a 25-20, 25-33, 25-12 win.

Marck Espejo led the Blue Spikers, who improved their hold of the second place with an 8-1 card, with 16 points while Joshua Villanueva had 11.

The Red Warriors are left with three more games to notch their first victory of the tournament.

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TAGS: Edwin Tolentino, Jan Paglinawan, Marck Espejo, Mark Gil Alfafara, National University, NU, Peter Torres, Reuben Inaudito, Reyson Fuentes, UAAP, University of Santo Tomas, UST, Volleyball
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