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PNVF CL: NU-Pasay, Bacolod complete pool sweeps


National University-Pasay completed a sweep of its Pool B matches with a 25-13, 25-16, 25-15 romp of Aklan, Wednesday night in the Philippine National Volleyball Federation Champions League at the Philsports Arena.

The Bulldogs needed only 67 minutes to conquer their Visayan rivals, extending their perfect run to four matches.

Nico Almendras led NU with 12 points, Leo Aringo, who started in the second set in lieu of Mike Buddin, contributed 10 points, while Leo Ordiales had six points.

TARAG-Lolek Bacolod City topped Pool C following a 25-17, 25-17, 16-25, 25-18 decision over UE Manila.

Ruvince Abrot and Jayrack de la Noche combined for 24 points as Bacolod City completed a four-match sweep.

PGJC-Navy seized the solo lead in Pool A, dealing Cignal its first loss with a 18-25, 26-24, 25-23, 25-21 win.

The Sea Lions rallied from an opening set defeat to stretch their winning run to three matches in the tournament supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, Rebisco, PLDT, Philippine Olympic Committee, Cignal HD, One Sports, Cignal Play, F2 Logistics and Amigo Segurado

PGJC-Navy’s final pool assignment is against Basilan at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Christian Marcelino top-scored for the Sea Lions with 18 points, including two blocks, while Greg Dolor and Joeven dela Vega added 14 and 13 points, respectively.

The loss negated Marck Espejo’s 23-point outing for the HD Spikers, who ended their pool play stint at 3-1. Espejo had team highs of five blocks and two service aces.

Army Taguig City, meanwhile, finished second in Pool C with a 25-12, 26-24, 25-17 victory over Santa Rosa.

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The Troopers logged their third win in four matches, while the Lions dropped to 2-2. Santa Rosa defeated Baguio City, 29-27, 25-23, 25-12, earlier in the day.

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