Bryan Bagunas shows way as NU survives tough challenge from La Salle to stay on top
Bryan Bagunas and the Bulldogs tighten their grip on the top spot. Dante Peralta

NATIONAL University scraped past La Salle, 26-24, 19-25, 25-20, 28-26, in the UAAP men's volleyball tournament on Sunday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Bryan Bagunas had 18 points including two service aces as the Bulldogs scored their ninth win in 10 matches.

Ateneo is in second with an 8-2 record, followed by Far Eastern University at 7-2.

Rjay Onia and Raymark Woo scored 16 points each, while Cris Dumago added 14 for the Green Spikers, who dropped to 3-6.

Meanwhile, University of Sto. Tomas recovered from a poor start to beat University of the East, 22-25, 27-25, 25-8, 25-9.

Arnold Bautista led UST with 15 points.

Joshua Umandal scored 14 and Jayvee Sumagaysay added 12 for the Tigers, who improved to a 4-6 tally while keeping UE winless in nine matches.


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