POCARI Sweat edged National University, 26-24, 17-25, 23-25, 25-17, 15-11, on Wednesday to take the lead in the V-League Season 13 Open Conference.
Skipper Michele Gumabao scored 27 points on 17 spikes, eight blocks and two service aces as The Lady Warriors scored their second win in as many matches.
Elaine Kasilag had 21 points and Myla Pablo added 18.
"'Yung blocking niya noong nasa La Salle siya bumalik, tapos scoring niya mas maganda pa kesa noong college siya, siya emotional leader, kung kailangan namin ng puntos nandyan siya," said Pocari Sweat coach Rommel Abella of Gumabao.
"'Yung energy kasi namin umangat at 'yung intensity. Dapat ma-match namin ang NU or higit pa kasi pag mas mababa ang intensity namin sa NU or ma-match pa 'yung intensity namin alam namin tagilid eh, kasi kundisyon ang mga batang 'yun,” he added.
Jaja Santiago scored 23 and Jorelle Singh had 21 points for NU, which dropped to 1-1 for a share of second spot with Iriga and Laoag.