Thursday, February 22, 2018

NU rolls to 2nd win

UP also dominates TIP for first Premier Volleyball League victory
/ 05:25 AM September 12, 2017
Diana Mae Carlos of UP scores off Ashley Jinon (right) and Khem Consencino of TIP during their PVL match on Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre. —AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Diana Mae Carlos of UP scores off Ashley Jinon (right) and Khem Consencino of TIP during their PVL match on Monday at Filoil Flying V Centre. —AUGUST DELA CRUZ

National University has moved on.

Showing no respect for the team being coached by its former mentor, NU crushed San Sebastian College, 25-21, 21-25, 25-11, 25-18, Monday night for a share of the lead in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.

Aiko Urdas fired 17 points while Jaja Santiago added 11 for the Lady Bulldogs, who are unbeaten in two starts.


The Lady Bulldogs also proved they have adjusted well with new coach Babes Castillo, who replaced their long-time mentor and now Lady Stags tactician Roger Gorayeb.

Gorayeb didn’t show up and instead asked assistant coach Clint Malazo to call the shots for the Lady Stags, who fell to 1-2.

Earlier, University of the Philippines strolled to the win column with an easy 25-20, 25-9, 25-13 decision over Technological Institute of the Philippines.

Diane Carlos showed the way for the Lady Maroons with 14 points, 11 on attacks, as they notched their first win in two outings in Group B, tying idle San Beda.

Isa Molde also shone for UP with 12 points as she and Carlos peppered the hapless TIP defenses all afternoon with accurate hits.

Marian Buitre had nine, Jessma Ramos six and Justine Dorog and Roselyn Rosier five each for UP, which fell to Adamson on opening day.

It was the second straight defeat by the Lady Engineers who obviously didn’t get the exact measure of the team they faced.

Ashley Jinion topscored for TIP with six points.


UP was head and shoulders above TIP in blocks, 8-2, and service aces, 10-1. But TIP worked hard, too, and was not that inferior in the digs (38-37) and receives (20-18) departments.

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