MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University (FEU) completed a first-round sweep while defending champion National University (NU) edged Ateneo in a rematch of their title showdown in the UAAP men's volleyball tournament on Saturday, March 16, at the FilOil Flying V Centre.
The Tamaraws blew past the La Salle Green Archers in straight sets, 25-21, 25-20, 25-18, to stay unbeaten in 7 games.
John Bugaoan fired 16 points and Jude Garcia also scored 12 to lead the Tamaraws.
The NU Bulldogs wound up 2nd with a 6-1 record after blasting the Ateneo Blue Eagles, 25-19, 25-23, 25-16.
NU immediately stepped on the gas pedal in the 1st set and never looked back to complete a sweep of its Season 80 finals opponent.
Bryan Bagunas led his pack by collecting a game-high 20 points as fellow starter Angelo Almendras also helped his squad with 11 points.
There was no one in the Blue and White squad, though, who reached the double-digit mark. Anthony Koffyman had 7 points to pace the Eagles, who wrapped up their first-round bid at 4-3.
Team captain Chris Dumago, meanwhile, led La Salle with 9 points. – Wilmyn Migguel See/Rappler.com