Bullpups win second straight championship

National University outlasted University of Santo Tomas in the second game of the UAAP Season 78 Girls’ Volleyball Tournament final, 25-23, 14-25, 23-25, 26-24, 15-8, to win second straight championship.

NU took the opening set after trailing by as much as five points, 10-15. Best Attacker Faith Nisperos rallied past UST to finally close it, 25-23.

The Junior Tigresses were able to come back strong after losing the first frame, led by the team’s Skipper and tournament’s MVP Ejiya Laure who produced most of her points in the crucial parts of the match.

UST was down 18-24 in the fourth set, but Laure delivered three straight points to cut the deficit to three. Mangulabnan served up an ace before the former tied the game at 24. However, NU scored two straight, including the controversial winning point, to force a decider.

The Bullpups didn’t look back, and finally sealed the tournament, 15-8.

Game one was also taken by NU, who were the number one team in the league, 25-13, 25-14, 20-25, 25-14.

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All due credits go to Mac Dionisio


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