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.
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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