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NU-Nazareth nears UAAP girls volley repeat

Kianne Olango led NSNU's Game 1 charge. UAAP Season 85 Media Team
By Stewart Tan

MANILA—Nazareth School of National University fashioned out a come-from-behind 20-25, 25-16, 27-29, 25-16, 15-11 win over Adamson University in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 85 girls' volleyball finals on Thursday at the Paco Arena in Manila.

Kianne Olango fired back-to-back spikes in the fifth set in between two Adamson timeouts, before Robielle Silla closed the match for the Lady Bullpups with a kill off an over-passed ball.

The Lady Bullpups captured its 25th straight win dating back to Season 82 when they swept the season at 14-0.

They can wrap up another season sweep in Game 2 on Saturday.

Despite the win, NSNU head coach Vilet Ponce-De Leon believes the Lady Bullpups are still far from the expected form even as it is already the postseason.

"We're going to strive for consistency. Ang game nung mga bata, inaantay pa rin naming lumabas until now, and it's already the Finals. Hindi siya yung dire-diresto eh and they know that," De Leon said

"Kaya sila umiiyak kasi nasa-sad sila kasi alam nila na meron pa silang laro na ilalabas. Yung yung target na target namin, kasi last na eh. Gusto na naming tapusin," she added.

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