NU begins UAAP girls' volley season with back-to-back wins

By Dugout Philippines

MANILA--Reigning girls champion National University won twice over the weekend to gain a share of the lead with University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 78 high school volleyball tournament at the Adamson Gym.

The Lady Bullpups opened their title-retention bid with a 25-21, 19-25, 25-10, 25-13 victory over De La Salle-Zobel Saturday followed by a 25-21, 16-25, 25-10, 25-20 decision over University of the East on the next day.

Not far behind are the Junior Tigresses, who also improved to 2-0 with a 25-18, 25-20, 25-17 win over Adamson University Sunday.

The Junior Lady Warriors are running third with a 2-1 record. Before losing to NU, UE defeated Adamson, 25-20, 25-11, 25-15.

Meanwhile, the Junior Warriors' dropped a narrow 19-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23, 12-15 loss to the Bullpups on Saturday to open their quest for a 12-peat in the boys division on the wrong foot.

NU, last year's third placers, is running second with a 2-0 record behind UST, which beat UP Integrated School, 25-8, 25-22, 26-24, and Ateneo, 25-22, 25-21, 25-16 for a 3-0 card.

UE, which lost nine players to graduation, bounced back on the next day with a 25-17, 25-22, 25-20 win over La Salle-Zobel.