NU stays alive after turning back Adamson
National University breathed life into their sagging Final Four bid by turning back Adamson University in four sets in the 75th UAAP women's volleyball tournament Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
The Lady Bulldogs dug deep into their bag of tricks to upend the Lady Falcons, 30-28, 20-25, 25-22, 25-19, before a huge crowd at "volleyball central."
Dindin Santiago paced NU with 21 points while Cai Nepomuceno and Myla Pablo added 14 and 11 markers apiece for the Lady Bulldogs, who moved up to fifth with a 7-6 record.
On the other hand, Shiela Pineda led Adamson with 20 points as the Lady Falcons saw their bid for a twice-to-beat advantage in the semis dim with their fifth loss in 13 games.
Adamson built huge spreads in the first (19-9) and third (14-7) sets but allowed NU to climb back and snatch victories to make things more interesting in the UAAP race to the playoffs.
Pau Soriano scored 17 points and Mayette Zapanta chipped in with 14 markers but the Lady Falcons couldn't overcome the 32 errors they committed in losing for just the second time in the second round.