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NU streaks past Arellano for share of lead



Tiebreaker Times NU streaks past Arellano for share of lead AU News NU PVL Volleyball  Sherwin Meneses Ricky Marcos NU Men's Volleyball Kim Dayandante Dante Alinsunurin Christian Segovia Bryan Bagunas Arellano Men's Volleyball Angelo Almendres 2018 PVL Season 2018 PVL Men's Collegiate Conference

Defending UAAP Men’s Volleyball Champions National University Bulldogs barely needed an hour to sweep Arellano University Chiefs, 25-12, 25-13, 25-20, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

The Bulldogs quickly strutted their might, imposing a 39-19 attacking gap and an 11-3 blocks advantage.

Four Bulldogs scored in double-digits with UAAP Season 80 Finals Most Valuable Player Bryan Bagunas tallying 17 points while Angelo Almendres, Kim Malabunga, and Francis Saura each managed 10 markers.

In contrast, no Chief managed to break the 10-point treshold as team captain Christian Segovia providing a measly team-high five markers.

“Mas nakaka-adjust na siguro kami. Marami pa kaming kailangan ayusin, sa totoo lang, pero happy kami kasi nagkakaroon ng experience ‘yung mga bata. Nakakapag-gel pa sila,” thought NU head coach Dante Alinsunurin.

The Bulldogs are tied at 3-0 with UAAP compatriots UST and Adamson.

They face the UP Maroons (2-1) on Wednesday at the same venue. AU (0-3) takes on San Beda (1-2) on Saturday also at the same venue.

The Scores

NU (3) – Bagunas 17, Almendres 10, Malabunga 10, Saura 10, Gampong 7, Retamar 1, Dayandante 0, Daymil 0, Marcos (L), Sumagui (L)

AU (0) – Segovia 5, Lapuz 4, Liberato 4, Rinon 4, Dela Paz 3, Tan 3, Meneses 1, Arellano 0, Cabillan 0, Domingo 0, Villadas 0, Dablo (L), Esguerra (L)

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Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.