Lady Bulldogs remain undefeated by tearing the defending champ

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Camilla Lamina of National University (NU) describes how one of the hottest teams in the league can be a setter: “It’s perfect because once I toss the ball, it breaks instantly.”

Speaking in the Filipino, the NU top playmaker said it had been tasked with delivering the ball to certified scorers such as Princess Robles, Alyssa Solomon and Michela Belen. The only thing he really has to decide is who will deliver the kills in his laser-like lobes.

Lamina delivered 22 great sets in Saturday 18-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-18 to beat Blitzkrieg in the first set from NU Atenio, and the UAAP Season 84 Asia Arena remains unbeaten in women’s volleyball.

“The first set, we started slowly,” admitted Lamina, who also chipped in four points. “So I reminded them to focus on each point. Of course, it’s in our character to enjoy it while playing. “

Fun based on contacts. The Lady Bulldogs’ main standouts are from high school and they set up an attack or cover the floor unscathed which is the envy of the other squads.

Inevitable consequences

They did so against the defending champions by overcoming the initial push. And as soon as Team Leader Robels, who was scoreless in the opening set, found his bearing, the result was quite inevitable.

“Maybe it’s a wake-up call for us,” NU coach Carl Dimakulangan said, omitting the first set. “We have to play well in each set. We can’t be complacent. “

Dimakulangan said the idea of ​​having an unbeaten record, which they reached 9-0 after beating the Blue Eagles, began to cross their minds: “We need to focus on mental strength. Set the hype to one side. There is still a long way to go. ”

True but with an impressive run so far, Lady Bulldogra makes the hype look real.

Belen finished with 19 points, Robels added 16, and Solomon was at NU with 14 points, the fifth defeat to Atenio in nine outings. Spread-out scoring shows how much is wasted for the preferred lamina when pulling the string on the offense.

“It gives me a lot of confidence that when I toss the ball, it becomes a spike,” he said.

The victory of the tiger

NU kept two games out of the reach of the University of Santo Thomas (UST), which finished second after beating the University of the Philippines (UP), 25-20, 18-25, 26-24, 25-23. The third game.

Eya Laure unloaded 25 points but not before giving the Tigers a big scare by three consecutive attacking errors on match points. He has made more for it with the nail of victory points.

This is the fourth consecutive victory for the UST and the seventh victory of the Tigers out of nine outings. UP falls 4-5.

Earlier, Adamson came back from a painful defeat last time out, beating East University 25-16, 25-14, 25-9 for a fifth win against four defeats.

The Lady Falcons, who dropped the five-setter to the Tigers, after a two-set lead, booted out the Lady Warriors, who trailed 0-9.

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