NU secures twice-to-beat edge, FEU trumps UP
MANILA, Philippines—National University clinched a twice-to-beat advantage heading into the Final Four after blasting University of Santo Tomas, 25-20, 25-21, 25-9, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.
The Bulldogs posted their 11th straight win to improve to 11-1 while the Tiger Spikers, who are eliminated from Final Four contention, dropped to 4-9.
Bryan Bagunas and Angelo Almendras led the Bulldogs with 15 points apiece while James Natividad played a supporting role finishing with 13 points.
In the second game, Far Eastern University got at least a playoff for a twice-to-beat advantage after brushing off University of the Philippines, 25-20, 25-14, 19-25, 25-9.
The Tamaraws stayed in the second spot at 10-2 while the Fighting Maroons dropped to a lowly 1-11 card for the worst record in the tournament.
Peter Quiel had 15 poits for FEU with Jude Garcia and Richard Solis pitching in 12 and 11 points, respectively.
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