NATIONAL University downed University of the East, 25-15, 25-22, 25-11, on Monday to take solo lead in Group A in the Spikers' Turf Collegiate Conference at The Arena in San Juan.
Kim Malabunga scored 12 points, Ismail Fauzi added 11, while Bryan Bagunas and Madzlan Gampong chipped in 10 markers apiece for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs, who defeated Mapua, 25-22, 25-20, 25-22, in the conference opener, hold a 2-0 win-loss card ahead of Emilio Aguinaldo College (1-0) and National College of Business and Arts (1-0).
Malabunga and Gampong combined for eight blocks as NU dominated the blocking department, 13-1.
UAAP Rookie of the Year Edward Camposano made nine points, all from kills, for UE, which drooped to 0-2.