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Mighty NU seeks season sweep, extends historic win streak to 10 in UE rout

JR Isaga
Mighty NU seeks season sweep, extends historic win streak to 10 in UE rout

NO MERCY. Cess Robles, Ivy Lacsina, and the rest of the NU Lady Bulldogs maul the winless UE Lady Warriors for their 10th win in the UAAP Season 84

UAAP Season 84 Media Team

The UAAP Final Four-bound NU Lady Bulldogs run circles around the hapless UE Lady Warriors on the way to a historic 10th straight win

MANILA, Philippines – The undefeated NU Lady Bulldogs hardly broke a sweat in an expected rout of the winless UE Lady Warriors, 25-14, 25-17, 25-15, at the Mall of Asia Arena on Tuesday, May 31.

Four NU stars breached double-digit scoring, led by Ivy Lacsina and Alyssa Solomon’s twin 13-point outings, as the Lady Bulldogs stretched their program-best winning start to 10-0 for the season.

Cess Robles and Princess Toring each scored 10, while leading scorer Bella Belen just missed the double figure scoring cut with 9.

It was a no-contest from the start as NU turned a 7-9 first set deficit to a 25-14 blowout off a tone-setting 18-5 barrage, ending with a Robles crosscourt kill.

The Lady Bulldogs never let up from that point onwards as they peaked with a 9-point lead in the second set, 21-12.

Although UE got within 11-13 in the final frame, the loaded NU rotation simply took turns dissecting the Lady Warriors’ defenses with a 12-4 finishing kick, capped by a Lacsina kill for the win.

Ja Lana again led UE in scoring, but only with 8 points off a horrid 8-of-47 attack clip, while Dara Nieva chipped in 7.

NU’s quest for a 14-0 sweep and an outright finals berth makes its next stop on Thursday, June 2, as the Lady Bulldogs figure in an interesting 4:30 pm match against the fourth-ranked Adamson Lady Falcons.

Meanwhile, UE focuses next on dealing a serious blow to fifth-ranked Ateneo’s title defense bid with a possible breakthrough upset win at 6:30 pm. – Rappler.com