NU too classy for N. Cotabato in PNVF Champions League

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NU too classy for N. Cotabato in PNVF Champions League

National University-Pasay City posted another straight-sets victory – a 25-16, 25-22, 25-20 sweep of North Cotabato in the Philippine National Volleyball Federation Champions League at the Philsports Arena Tuesday.

Mike Buddin hammered 17 kills while Nico Almendras added 12 points on 10-of-18 attacks for the Bulldogs.

Congo’s Obed Mukaba was at his usual best in defending the net, tallying four of NU-Pasay City’s eight blocks, matching its foes’ output.

The Bulldogs improved to 2-0 in Pool B, while ending the G-Spikers’ two-game winning streak to drop to second place.        

NU-Pasay City has another match to play against Imus City in the nightcap.

The event is supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, Rebisco, PLDT, Philippine Olympic Committee, Cignal HD, One Sports, Cignal Play, F2 Logistics and Amigo Segurado.

Jao Umandal had 18 points, including eight in the third set while trying to keep North Cotabato in the match.  Umandal also recorded two blocks. 

Earlier, Jaymar Pascual went 11-of-21 attacks to finish with 12 points as Bulacan entered the win column in Pool B after a two-match slide with a 25-15, 25-22, 25-18 win over Aklan.

 In Pool C, Santa Rosa outlasted UE Manila, 22-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-22, 15-6, for its first win in two matches.

Kenneth Culabat capped the Lions’ dominant deciding set with a quick kill, sending the Red Warriors to their second consecutive five-set defeat.

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