Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times
UAAP 80 Volleyball NU vs. DLSU – Bagunas-6327
UAAP 80 Volleyball NU vs. DLSU – Bagunas-6327


NU claims solo first, overwhelms La Salle

The National University Bulldogs sat alone at the top of the UAAP Season 80 Men’s Volleyball standings after outlasting the De La Salle University Green Spikers, 26-24, 25-19, 20-25, 28-26, for their ninth win at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

The Bulldogs elevated their record to 9-1, winning eight straight and staying ahead of Ateneo and FEU, both of whom are at two loses apiece.

NU head coach Dante Alinsunurin was happy his team is currently on top, but knows there are plenty of challenges left for them in their last four games.

“Siyempre, maganda na number one na kami pero hindi pa tapos ‘yung season,” Alinsunrin said. “Ang goal naman is magka-twice-to-beat, tapos championship. Kailangan pa namin mag-improve sa mga huling laban namin.”

The Bulldogs alleviated their whooping 36 errors with a 55-42 attacking advantage. NU pulled transition attacks to clinch an incredibly close fourth set.

Bryan Bagunas topped the Bulldogs with 18 points while James Natividad and Kim Malabunga added 14 markers, apiece.

The Bulldogs face the Adamson Soaring Falcons (4-6) on Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Raymark Woo and Arjay Onia led the Green Spikers, tallying 16 points apiece.

La Salle (3-6) take on the hapless UE Warriors (0-9) on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

The Scores

NU (3) – Bagunas 18, Malabunga 14, Natividad 14, Ismail 13, Saura 10, Ancheta 0, Gampong 0, Marcos (L)

DLSU (1) – Onia 16, Woo 16, Dumago 14, Marco 8, Delos Reyes 4, Reyes 1, Asia 0, Dimayuga 0, Movido (L)

#ReadMore  PWNFT's 'greatest weapon' Bolden looks to make more history
Written By

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.

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like


Bryan Bagunas feels proud of Joshua Umandal as the 22-year-old outside hitter is set to play for Bani Jamra in Bahrain. After all, Bagunas...


Panasonic returned with a vengeance, topping Oita Miyoshi, 25-18, 25-21, 25-13, in the 2021-22 V.League Division 1 men’s tournament, Sunday at the Panasonic Arena....


Bryan Bagunas and his Oita Miyoshi shocked the Michał Kubiak-less Panasonic in a thriller, 35-33, 21-25, 26-24, 18-25, 16-14, in the 2021-22 V.League Division...


Bryan Bagunas’ Oita Miyoshi sneaked past VC Nagano in comeback fashion, 23-25, 26-28, 25-20, 25-16, 16-14, to avenge their loss yesterday in the 2021-22...


Oita Miyoshi fell to VC Nagano in a heartbreaker, 34-36, 25-20, 25-16, 23-25, 13-15, in the 2021-22 V.League Division 1 men’s tournament, Saturday at...


Jaja Santiago and Marck Espejo led their respective squads to the quarterfinals of the 2021 Empress’ and Emperor’s Cup, respectively, Saturday at the Takasaki...


Despite the sudden announcement of their team’s shutting down of operations, Marck Espejo and FC Tokyo still did their job in the 2021-22 Emperor’s...


LIPA CITY, BATANGAS — Go for Gold-Air Force was the clear-cut favorite to win it all in the Philippine National Volleyball Federation Champions League....