Reigning UAAP champions Nationwide College fought fireplace with fireplace because it halted La Salle’s sizzling begin, crafting a come-from-behind 19-25, 23-25, 25-15, 25-22, 15-11 victory within the males’s V-League Collegiate Problem on Wednesday at Paco Area.
Eyeing the highest 4 slots to qualify for the looming semifinals, Bulldogs coach Dante Alinsunurin, who’s again from a bronze medal tilt with Choco Mucho in Vietnam, is aware of how essential securing a 3rd win was for the Bulldogs.
“I informed them ‘We have to regulate ourselves’ as a result of we solely misplaced the primary two units attributable to unforced errors,” Alinsunurin stated after the Bulldogs shrugged off a tough begin earlier than clinching three tight units towards the Inexperienced Spikers.
“I reminded them that our drawback just isn’t our foes, however ourselves, how we ship the system that we wish to do on the courtroom,” Alinsunurin added.
The Bulldogs confirmed indicators of life within the third set with improved defensive consciousness and preventing La Salle’s offense with their very own firepower to extend the match.
The Inexperienced Spikers surrendered errors in that set and widened NU’s lead earlier than the Bulldogs delivered a 7-2 scoring run to shift the momentum to their facet.
Bulldogs captain Leo Aringo spearheaded the rally with 23 factors whereas Michaelo Buddin contributed 26 to elevate NU to 3rd spot with a 3-1 card.
“[Looking forward] to take care of our efficiency and even elevate our sport within the upcoming matches,” Alinsunurin stated in Filipino.
NU opened the ultimate set with a 4-1 run. The Bulldogs then leaned on their web protection and setters discovering Buddin for a 12-8 lead earlier than Aringo completed the match with back-to-back kills.
“I used to be so impressed with their efficiency as a result of I didn’t anticipate that they might nonetheless ship with a brand new setter and new teammates on the courtroom,” Alinsunurin stated.
“They (Buddin and Aringo) actually matured being in these sorts of battles, studying who to depend on,” the Bulldogs coach stated praising his aces. “He (newly appointed staff captain Aringo) has an enormous duty not solely with the staff but additionally contained in the courtroom.”
La Salle captain JM Ronquillo paced the Inexperienced Spikers with 29 factors whereas Noel Kampton had 19 within the shedding stand.
Within the girls’s division, Clo Mondoñedo led School of St. Benilde with 12 wonderful units to maintain a 3-0 win streak on the expense of Mapua College, 25-16, 25-22, 25-20, earlier than the Perpetual Assist Woman Altas triumphed towards Enderun Schools, 25-27, 25-14, 25-22, 25-19.
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