NU Lady Bulldogs stretch streak to three with rout of winless UE Lady Warriors
The NU Lady Bulldogs have won three straight after an opening-day loss. Dante Peralta

NATIONAL University extended its win run to three, downing winless University of the East, 25-12, 25-13, 25-16, on Sunday in the UAAP women's volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan.

Jaja Santiago scored 11 points, while the 11 other Lady Bulldogs who were fielded registered at least a point as NU continued its winning ways after dropping the season opener to two-time defending champion Ateneo.

Skipper Myla Pablo finished with nine points, while her younger sister Maritess and Aiko Urdas chipped in six markers each for NU.

The Lady Bulldogs had 14 service aces, four from Urdas and three from setter Ivy Perez, as they gained a share of the second spot with La Salle at 3-1.

The Lady Bulldogs defeated fancied La Salle on Wednesday.

“Maaari na epekto sa game from La Salle. Sinabi ko sa kanila na gawin niyong motivation ’yung pagkakapanalo sa La Salle,” said NU coach Roger Gorayeb.

“Malaking bagay sa inyo ’yun eh, winning against a strong team. 'Wag na nilang sasayangin ang pagkakataon na ganyan.”

“From there you should not look back. Tapos na ’yun kung ano man ang ipinanalo namin sa La Salle. Marami pang laro, first round pa lang. Marami pang pwedeng mangyari pero kailangan maging consistent na kayo sa galaw ninyo,” Gorayeb added.

Celine Elaiza Domingo and Shaya Adorador scored five points each for the Lady Warriors, who have lost 48 straight matches.

UE shares the bottom with University of Santo Tomas at 0-3.


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