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    NU stretches streak to five with straight-sets demolition of winless UP

    Mar 13, 2019

    NATIONAL University hardly broke a sweat in sweeping winless University of the Philippines, 25-19, 25-17, 25-15, in the UAAP Season 81 volleyball tournament on Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

    Bryan Bagunas spearheaded the Bulldogs attack with 17 points off 14 kills, while Francis Saura fired 12 built on eight spikes, three blocks and a service ace.

    Angelo Almendras added 11 markers, as Joshua Retamar made 24 excellent sets as the defending champions stretched their winning streak to five.

    NU improved to a 5-1 win-loss record, going unbeaten since suffering a shock three-sets loss to FEU back on opening day.

    John Mark Millette led the cellar-dwelling Fighting Maroons (0-6) with 12 points, as Jerry Earl San Pedro got 11.

    Meanwhile, Ateneo drubbed Adamson, 25-18, 25-22, 25-21 in the day's first match.

    Tony Koyfman made all of his 14 points from spikes to carry the Blue Eagles to their third straight victory.

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    Ron Medalla chipped in 11 markers as Gian Carlo Glorioso added 10.

    Manuel Sumanguid also had 22 digs as Ateneo rose to a 4-2 win-loss slate.

    Paolo Pablico scored 11 for the Soaring Falcons, who dropped their third straight match to fall to an even 3-3 card.

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