NU Lady Bulldogs in the Shakey’s Super League (SSL) Pre-Season Championship. –SSL PHOTO

NU Woman Bulldogs within the Shakey’s Tremendous League (SSL) Pre-Season Championship. –SSL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Nationwide College wanted to recuperate from its first set loss earlier than taming the gritty College of Santo Tomas, 21-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-17, to maneuver nearer to a different excellent Shakey’s Tremendous League (SSL) Pre-Season Championship Season 2 on Friday night time at Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

The Woman Bulldogs dropped their first set defeat within the match because the trio of Regina Jurado, Angeline Poyos, and Jonna Perdido gained the opening set for the Golden Tigresses with the assistance of setter Cassie Carballo’s good performs and well timed hits.

NU gained momentum by the all-to-play rule as second stringers Arah Panique, Kaye Bombita, and Aisha Bello dominated the second set to equalize the sport and set the tone for the Woman Bulldogs’ starters in dominating the subsequent two units.

Reigning Most Invaluable Participant Alyssa Solomon took cost and completed with 15 factors constructed on 11 assaults, three aces, and a block, whereas Bella Belen and Vange Alinsug delivered 13 factors every to maintain NU unbeaten in 9 video games this match with a 17-game profitable streak courting again to their excellent title run final 12 months.

“UST actually performed properly from the beginning in protection, service, and passing. They received the momentum first so we had been pressured and we weren’t capable of play our recreation instantly,” mentioned NU coach Norman Miguel in Filipino. “I’m nonetheless grateful as a result of my gamers confirmed their maturity. I instructed them to play their hearts out for us to get this primary recreation.”

NU tries to clinch the title in Recreation 2 on Saturday at 5 p.m. whereas UST tries to power a rubber match  in its first preseason finals look in 4 years.

“We’ll do our greatest to get the title in Recreation 2 no matter what number of units. I’m certain UST will combat again as a result of they’re well-motivated this finals. We have now to work onerous.  We’ll get this chance to finish the sequence,” mentioned Miguel.

Lams Lamina was hailed because the Participant of the Recreation as Erin Pangilinan chipped in 10 factors, whereas Panique and Sheena Toring added eight factors every.

UST leaned on tremendous rookie Poyos, who led the way in which with 13 factors, whereas Jurado and Perdido contributed 12 and 11 factors, respectively.

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