DEFENDING girls champion National University subdued University of Santo Tomas, 23-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-23, to seize the solo lead in the UAAP Season 78 high school volleyball tournament at the Adamson gym over the weekend.
With reigning MVP Faith Nisperos leading the way, the Bullpups overcame a first set loss to foil the Junior Tigresses and extend their unbeaten run to four games.
The Bullpups earlier beat UP Integrated School, 25-20, 25-12, 25-12.
UST, a 25-12, 25-18, 25-18 winner over Far Eastern University-Diliman earlier, dropped to a 3-1 record for a tie with De La Salle-Zobel, which posted twin victories over the weekend, for second place.
The Junior Lady Spikers nipped University of the East, 25-23, 21-25, 18-25, 25-16, 15-11, and downed UPIS, 25-13, 25-9, 25-11, the following day.
The Junior Lady Warriors fell to an even 2-2 card for fourth spot, while the Baby Tamaraws are in fifth place with a 2-3 card.
In the boys division, NU also shows the way with a 4-0 card after beating La Salle-Zobel, 25-18, 29-27, 25-19, and UPIS, 25-5, 25-13, 25-19, in succession.
Reigning 11-time champion UE turned back UPIS, 25-11, 25-5, 25-10, and Ateneo, 25-20, 25-18, 25-13, to join UST in second place at 3-1.
The Tiger Cubs lost to the Baby Tamaraws, 23-25, 23-25, 23-25, that ended their three-game winning streak.