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    NU Bulldogs rip UE Warriors; Ateneo Blue Eagles rout La Salle Green Spikers

    Mar 27, 2019
    PHOTO: Marlo Cueto

    NATIONAL University demolished University of the East, 25-7, 25-21, 25-15, on Wednesday for its eighth victory in a row in the UAAP Season 81 volleyball tournament at the Arena in San Juan.

    League-leading scorer Bryan had 22 points built on 15 spikes, four service aces and three blocks for their eighth win in nine matches, taking the solo lead over idle FEU (7-1).

    Rookie Nico Almendras had 11 points, while James Natividad scored eight and made nine excellent receptions and seven digs.

    It only took 68 minutes for the Bulldogs to dispatch the Red Warriors, dominating all departments with a 39-17 differential in attacking, 14-3 disparity in blocking and 9-3 in service aces.

    UE dropped to 2-7 record as nobody scored in double figures with Clifford Inoferio having the highest output of six points.

    Ateneo, meanwhile, made short work of La Salle, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20, to tighten its hold of third place with a 6-3 record.

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    Tony Koyfman unloaded 22 points with 20 coming from kills to lead Ateneo. Ron Medalla delivered 14 points and made nine digs, while Chum Njigha added 13 hits.

    Ateneo takes on defending champion and rival NU on Saturday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

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    Cris Dumago had 15 points on top of nine digs for La Salle, which dropped to sixth at 3-6.

    La Salle and UE clash on Sunday also at the MOA Arena.

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