UAAP: Unbeaten NU bucks slow start to repel Ateneo
National University encountered a first-set jolt but soon found its groove to turn back Ateneo, 18-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-18, Saturday and remain unbeaten in the UAAP Season 84 women’s volleyball at Mall of Asia Arena.
Waking up on the wrong side of the bed, the Lady Bulldogs found themselves under attack by the Lady Eagles’ strong start in the opening frame.
Yet instead of folding up, the Lady Bulldogs displayed tough character in coming back through expert ball distribution by Camilla Lamina.
Lamina finished with 22 excellent sets aside from contributing four points. She had a field day feeding top scorers Princess Robles, Michaela Belen and Alyssa Solomon for NU’s 9th straight win.
Belen fired 19 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs, while Robles and Solomon chipped in 16 and 14, respectively.
The Lady Bulldogs’ first scoring option, Robles, was held scoreless in the first set but unloaded 16 afterwards as NU continued its dominance in the league, handing Ateneo its fifth defeat in nine matches.
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