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UAAP Volleyball: Dindin Santiago scores 23 as Lady Bulldogs sweep UE

Myke Miravite
Dindin Santiago registered a season high 23 points as National University made short work of University of the East in UAAP Women's Volleyball action.

TOP DOGS. Dindin Santiago of the Lady Bulldogs squad led her team with a season-high 23 points. Photo by Josh Abelda

MANILA, Philippines – Dindin Santiago registered a season high 23 points as National University made short work of University of the East, 25-12, 25-18, 25-13, in the 76th UAAP Women’s Volleyball tournament, Sunday, February 2 at The Arena in San Juan City.

Gunning for a twice-to-beat edge come playoffs, the Lady Bulldogs were in their usual ruthless mode as they extend their winning streak to 8 games and improve their record to 10-1 at the expense of the still win-less Lady Warriors.

UE took off to a good start as they were able to keep up with the Lady Bulldogs in the early goings until Santiago emerged out of thin air and turned a slim 11-9 edge to a 10-point bubble en route to a 25-12 thumping of the Lady Warriors in the opening set.

The Recto Avenue-based side once again put on a gallant stand in the second frame behind the heroics of Ma. Shaya Adorador but they could not sustain their game going until the end as NU pulled away from a 16-14 lead to a 25-18 second set win.

Already assured of a playoffs berth, NU earned a little bit of cushion over third placers Ateneo de Manila – who are currently at 7-4 – after romping away with a 25-13 third set triumph.

Of Santiago’s 23 markers, 13 of which came from attacks and a whopping eight from service ace production.

NU will try to take their 11th win this season against University of the Philippines on Wednesday, February 5 while the Lady Warriors – who drops to 0-11 – will face Ateneo on Saturday, February 8. – Rappler.com