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Lady Bulldogs rout Lady Maroons behind Dindin Santiago

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Lady Bulldogs rout Lady Maroons behind Dindin Santiago

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 04:53 PM January 23, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—National University never let up as it kept University of the Philippines in a slump, 25-19, 25-18, 25-18, Wednesday in the UAAP Season 75 women’s volleyball tournament at the Arena in San Juan city.

Dindin Santiago pumped in 16 points to lead the Bulldogs to a much-needed win, their fifth in nine games.

“Sabi ni Coach ’wag kami magre-relax, ’wag namin maliitin yung kalaban namin. Dapat mataas pa din laro naming, mahina man or malakas,” said the six-foot-one Santiago, who transferred to NU after playing her rookie year with University of Santo Tomas.

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With the Lady Maroons still in it in the third set, the Lady Bulldogs made the most out its size advantage with Santiago leading the way.

Santiago had a block that gave NU a 6-point lead, 20-14, in the third set. Aiko Urdas came up with the game-clinching point on a block.

Myla Pablo added 12 points while Urdas scored three of her 7 points on blocks.

NU remained outside the playoff picture behind UST and Adamson, who take up the third and fourth place with identical 5-3 records.

The Lady Maroons have now lost eighth consecutive games since winning their first match against University of the East.

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