The National Univeristy-powered Megabuilders Volley Bolts dominated Café Lupe Sunrisers in straight sets, 25-17, 25-20, 25-13, in their second outing in the PVL Open Conference, Wednesday morning in the Filoil Flying V Centre.
Bryan Bagunas and JM Natividad were back in their scoring roles with the Megabuilders after missing their first match against the Philippine Army Troopers last Saturday for a beach volleyball tournament in Cebu.
Bagunas top-scored with 16 points, while team captain Francis Saura and Kim Malabunga contributed nine points each.
The Volley Bolts dominated all scoring skills and gave the Sunrisers a difficult time receiving the solid attacks of Bulldogs Bagunas, Saura, and Malabunga.
Megabuildiers assistant coach Dong Dela Cruz is assured that his team is still in shape and is set to polish their defense.
“Same pa rin naman ang laro namin. Medyo kinalawang lang after ng UAAP pero andun pa rin. Once na maglaro kami ng magandang receive, ma-e-execute namin yung offense namin,” Dela Cruz mentioned.
Café Lupe’s Jasper Adorador and John Millete scored seven and six points respectively. No one from the Sunrisers reached double digits.
The Megabuilders — composed of NU Bulldogs who finished second in the last UAAP season — will meet the Gamboa Coffee Spikers next on July 9 in the same venue. Café Lupe, on the other hand, takes on IEM on July 8. – BY: Danine Cruz
Megabuilders (3) – Bagunas 16, Saura 9, Malabunga 9, Natividad 7, Ismail 4, Dayandante 1, Ogoc 1, Mondero 0, Ancheta 0, Daymil 0, Gampong 0, Sumagui (L), Marcos (L).
Cafe Lupe (0) – Adorador 7, Millete 6, Lim 4, Sebastian 3, Ebrahim 3, Castillo 2, Magdaong 2, Ocampo 1, San Pascual 1, Baldelovar 0, Chua (L), Magadan (L).