MANILA, Philippines—The Nationwide College Bulldogs gained redemption of kinds after sweeping La Salle, 25-21, 25-21, 25-16, on Wednesday to stay unblemished on the finish of the primary spherical of the UAAP Season 85 males’s volleyball event at Mall of Asia Enviornment.
NU drew further motivation from the Woman Bulldogs’ straight-set defeat to the La Salle Woman Spikers earlier.
The victory prolonged the Bulldogs’ profitable run to 25 video games courting again to Seasn 81.
“I noticed them crying whereas getting into their dugout. I talked to a few of them and mentioned we’ll win it for them. I used to be so motivated to bounce again for them,” Buddin mentioned in Filipino.
“I additionally wished to assist my group as a result of up to now few video games, I believe I didn’t contribute. After seven video games, I lastly bought my rhythm.”
Rookie spiker Michaelo Buddin unleashed 19 factors constructed on 14 assaults, three blocks, and an ace to go together with 12 glorious receptions because the Bulldogs improved to 7-0 within the season.
Ken Malinis was additionally a giant issue with 16 factors. Nico Almendras added 9 markers, whereas setter Joshua Retamar had 22 glorious units, seven digs, and 4 factors together with three blocks.
“We’re one household right here in NU. We wish NU volleyball to succeed in the next degree in all divisions. I informed my gamers that we’ve to avenge their loss so we may have a great efficiency,” mentioned NU coach Dante Alinsunurin in Filipino.
“We ready for this recreation as a result of our aim was to comb the primary spherical. We hope to maintain it within the second spherical.”
La Salle completed the spherical with a 4-3 report as JM Ronquillo paced the group with 17 factors, whereas Noel Kampton was a marked man and solely completed with 4 markers.
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