National University sustained its hot streak but had to work for it set by set to outlast a determined Arellano U squad, 25-17, 26-28, 17-25, 25-13, 20-18 to clinch the first Finals spot in the PVL Collegiate Conference on Saturday at The Arena in San Juan.
- Dominant Jaja: Jaja Santiago as expected delivered for the Lady Bulldogs after scoring 28 points off 21 kills, to go along with 7 blocks. Setter Jasmine Nabor had 47 excellent sets, while adding 12 for NU, which will now await the winner of the FEU-Adamson semifinal pairing.
- Sputtering end: Arellano, the reigning NCAA women’s volleyball champion had a 14-10 lead in the fifth set, but faltered in the end after giving in to NU’s strong finish.
- Finals schedule: The PVL Collegiate Finals starts on Wednesday.