UNIVERSITY of Sto. Tomas survived a tough challenge from La Salle, 25-21, 25-16, 25-15, 25-23, 16-14, on Saturday in the opener of the UAAP Season 80 volleyball tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Joshua Umandal scored 21 points, Arnold Bautista and Jayvee Sumagaysay added 15 markers apiece, Tyrone Carodan chipped in 11 and Manuel Medina had 10 for UST
John Onia had 20 points for La Salle, while Raymark Woo and Criz Dumago combined for 26 markers.
Meanwhile, National University beat Adamson University, 25-23, 25-19, 25-20.
National team member Bryan Bagunas powered NU with 16 points with 14 kills.
Fauzi Ismali scored 14 and Kim Malabunga added 10 in the one hour and 16-minute match.
Skipper John Yude had 13 markers for Adamson.