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NU Lady Bulldogs suprised as UST, FEU cheer them on against UP

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There was only around one section of seats in the SM Mall of Asia Arena lower box clad in National University colors, but there were plenty of cheers and hugs when the Lady Bulldogs scored a big point against the UP Lady Maroons.

Scheduled after the NU-UP clash was the University of Santo Tomas taking on Far Eastern University, both of whom would clinch a Final Four spot if the Lady Maroons lost. Both the yellow-clad UST and FEU fans were well-aware of the stakes and gave NU a cheering section to rival UP’s, which filled nearly a fourth of the arena.

The match ended with NU pulling off a dramatic win, eliminating UP and sweeping their season series.

NU rarely have the numbers in fan support, as evidenced by the genuine shock from fourth-year spiker Audrey Paran.

Tiebreaker Times NU Lady Bulldogs suprised as UST, FEU cheer them on against UP News NU UAAP Volleyball  UAAP Season 81 Women's Volleyball UAAP Season 81 NU Women's Volleyball Norman Miguel Jennifer Nierva Audrey Paran

“Na-shock nga kami may nagchi-cheer sa amin,” she said with a laugh.

“Kasi alam naman namin yung UP crowd talaga eh. Kilala namin sila.”

“Actually, nakaka-hype siya. Parang mas gusto mo lalo manalo kasi lahat ng crowd nasa inyo na eh,” added rookie libero Jennifer Nierva.

“So parang sabi ko talaga noong game, amin ‘to.”

Lady Bulldogs head coach Norman Miguel even admitted that he and his team had no idea of their win’s ramifications for the other teams. They just wanted to end their campaign on a high note.

Tiebreaker Times NU Lady Bulldogs suprised as UST, FEU cheer them on against UP News NU UAAP Volleyball  UAAP Season 81 Women's Volleyball UAAP Season 81 NU Women's Volleyball Norman Miguel Jennifer Nierva Audrey Paran

“Ang sa amin lang talaga, purely, i-end namin yung last two games namin nang may magandang performance; ‘yung panalo talaga,” said Miguel.

“Pero hindi para i-oust yung UP doon sa kanila, hindi naman. Never it crossed our minds na maging ganoon. Basta maglaro lang kami, ipanalo, i-try.”

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.

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