NATIONAL University secured at least a playoff for a semifinal berth after it clobbered College of St. Benilde, 25-19, 25-21, 25-18, on Sunday in the V-League Collegiate Conference at The Arena in San Juan.
Guest player and former NU skipper Dindin Santiago-Manabat scored 13 points, while Jaja Santiago and Myla Pablo added 11 markers apiece.
The Lady Bulldogs now carry a 4-1 card, sharing second spot with University of Santo Tomas behind unbeaten early semifinalist Ateneo (5-0).
The Lady Bulldogs needed an hour and 17 minutes to take the win, but could have finished it earlier had they limited their errors.
NU away 28 points to CSB through miscues, to the dismay of NU coach Roger Gorayeb
“Ayos naman maganda ang laro,” said Gorayeb.
“May mga instances na ilang ang bola. Napaka-elementary ng mga errors.”
Ranya Musa scored seven points for CSB, which dropped out of the semis race with a 0-5 record.