Quantcast
Latest Stories

NU escapes La Salle in UAAP men’s volleyball

By

MANILA, Philippines – National University dodged a bullet as it escaped upset-minded De La Salle, 21-25, 22-25, 25-18, 26-24, 15-5, Sunday in the UAAP Season 75 men’s volleyball tournament at the Arena in San Juan.

Jan Berlin Paglinawan pumped in 25 points to help the Bulldogs avoid a second straight setback for a league-leading 9-1 record.

“Coming off a loss, they were so eager to play,” said NU head coach Dante Alinsunurin. “Nagkanya-kanya sila in the first two sets.”

“Buti na lang naka-adjust kami with our sets,” he added.

Coming into their senses, the Bulldogs rediscovered their form just in time behind Paglinawan and Rueben Inaudito.

Peter Torres and Reyson Fuentes shook off their poor start as they came alive in the final two sets.

NU trailed, 21-23, in the fourth set as La Salle looked for the finish but the Green Spikers botched their chances with two costly errors with the Bulldogs able to capitalized.

Fuentes denied Chris Antonio’s attempt to knot the count at 24 before Brendos Santos’ set was too strong and La Salle’s block went out that forged the deciding fifth set.

It was all NU in the final set as La Salle seemed it ran out of steam.

Antonio scored to cut NU’s lead to one, 2-3, but that was the closest La Salle came as the Bulldogs proved to be too much in the end.

Paglinawan made it, 6-2, before Inaudito sent Red Christensen’s spike back and and an unforced error pushed NU’s gap to six, 8-2.

Inaudito added 16 points while Fuentes and Torres added 14 and 10 respectively. Fuentes and Paglinawan had five blocks apiece.

The Green Spikers, who were led by Antonio’s 19 points, dropped to 5-5. Christensen chipped in 15 markers, including a hit late in the fourth set that pushed La Salle to within a point of pulling off the upset, 24-23.


Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


More UAAP news

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.


Tags: La Salle , NU , UAAP , UAAP men's volleyball



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement

News

  • 4 Etihad passengers not yet located
  • DAR to complete installation of Luisita land reform beneficiaries in May
  • Ex-COA chief and co-accused in Arroyo plunder case nabbed
  • Kris Aquino’s ex- close in security named new Air Force chief
  • The ‘link diagram’ that killed ex-Bataan police officer
  • Sports

  • More concessions, but still no direct hires for PBA expansion teams
  • Power Pinays lose to Vietnam, try to salvage 7th place
  • NLEX holds off Jumbo Plastic for a playoff berth
  • Pacquiao can dodge tax issues
  • F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone rejects bribery charges
  • Lifestyle

  • Summer Mayhem: The ultimate beach experience
  • A haven for steak lovers
  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • Entertainment

  • Smithsonian wants photos, videos for ‘Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans’
  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

  • Metro Pacific acquires stake in Victorias
  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Technology

  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Tiff with HK over Luneta hostage fiasco finally over
  • DOLE sees more Filipinos hired by South Koreans
  • Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia
  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  • Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme
  • Marketplace