Close  

Bulldogs sweep Tamaraws to retain UAAP men’s volleyball crown

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 02:41 PM May 15, 2019

NU Bulldogs keep UAAP crown. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines—National University retained its throne after a sweep of Far Eastern University ending in an emphatic 24-26, 25-23, 25-23, 25-19 Game 2 win in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball finals Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.

The Bulldogs claimed their fourth overall volleyball title since winning the first one in Season 75 against, as fate had it, the Tamaraws.

ADVERTISEMENT

Finals MVP Bryan Bagunas carried NU in the clutch, scoring four of his team’s last five points including three straight kills to seal the win.

“Of course I’m happy we’re the champions again, and I’m proud of our performance because it kept on improving until we got here in the finals,” said NU head coach Dante Alinsunurin.

FEATURED STORIES

“I’m just ecstatic because of what we’ve achieved this year.”

Bagunas, who was named Finals MVP, finished with a career-high 35 points, practically carrying NU on his back.

Fellow graduating Bulldog Madzlan Gampong had nine points while Rookie of the Year James Natividad had eight.

Richard Solis had 18 points to lead FEU, which had four more players score in double digits.

John Paul Bugaoan, Jude Garcia, Redi John Paler, and Peter Quiel had 11 points apiece.

NU took Game 1 in four sets, 21-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-18.

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Far Eastern University Tamaraws, National University Bulldogs, Sports, UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
technology

Senegal payments service Wari now on WhatsApp

May 23, 2019 10:35 AM

entertainment

Aiko Melendez leaves ABS-CBN after 9 years

May 23, 2019 10:33 AM

technology

Virtual Vlad to host new BBC chat show

May 23, 2019 10:26 AM

newsinfo

Suspected drug pusher slain in Laguna buy-bust

May 23, 2019 10:24 AM




© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.