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Paran, Mutshima ground Adamson as NU Lady Bulldogs pick up second UAAP 82 win

National University pinned down Adamson University in straight sets, 26-24, 25-14, 25-21, in the UAAP Season 82 Women’s Volleyball Tournament, Sunday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Audrey Paran rained 15 points down on the Lady Falcons to lead five Lady Bulldogs in the scoring column. Margot Mutshima dispersed seven attacks, three blocks, and three aces to finish with 13 markers.

Spearheaded by two of its reliable scorers, NU rose to 2-0 for a solo lead.

“Masaya kami dahil pangalawang panalo namin for this season. Sobra kaming na-inspire kasi unlike last season, diba nakuha namin ‘yung first win namin matagal pa,” NU head coach Norman Miguel said.

“Malaking factor ‘to para sa players namin. Malaking morale boost para sa kanila to work harder towards the succeeding games namin,” he added.

The Lady Bulldogs found themselves down 22-24 in the first frame, before Adamson errors fueled NU’s set-clinching run. They never trailed from that point onward.

The Lady Falcons still knocked within one in the decisive third set, 15-16. But Paran and Mutshima again widened the gap, propelling NU to the victory.

Ivy Lacsina and Risa Sato were also instrumental in the 90-minute sweep. The former pummeled nine points, while the latter collected half of her eight markers from blocks.

Joni Chavez ably distributed the wealth with 13 excellent sets laced with nine digs. She also took care of Jennifer Nierva’s solid floor coverage with 11 digs and 10 receptions.

Adamson couldn’t sustain its competitive start, falling into trouble in the second and third frames, no thanks to miscues. The Lady Falcons gave up a set worth of errors with 25 to NU’s 17.

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Trisha Genesis topped Adamson with 12 points laced with 11 digs in a losing cause. Grace Toring managed 11 markers that went for naught.

NU tries to stretch its unbeaten streak to three when it faces University of the East on Saturday, March 14 at the PhilSports Arena. Meanwhile, Adamson hopes to enter the win column when it collides with Far Eastern University on Wednesday, March 11 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

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