NU stops Adamson’s run, Ateneo halts skid at UE’s expense
MANILA, Philippines—National University showed its championship pedigree in clobbering Adamson University in straight sets, 25-22, 25-18, 25-16, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The defending champions have now racked up three straight wins after opening their season with a four-set loss to Far Eastern University.
Bryan Bagunas, Season 80’s Finals MVP, led the Bulldogs with 24 points while James Natividad and Angelo Almendras combined for 11 points.
The Soaring Falcons’ loss saw them drop their first game of the season to tie NU in second place.
Earlier, Ateneo ended its two-game skid with a three-set sweep of University of the East, 25-22, 25-19, 25-11.
Antony Koyfman put up 13 points for the Blue Eagles who improved to a 2-2 record tying University of Santo Tomas at the fourth spot of the standings.
Ateneo punished UE to the tune of 40 spike points as compared to UE’s 25.