The NU Lady Bulldogs finally got back on track as they crushed the cellar-dweller UE Lady Warriors, 26-24, 26-24 and 25-20, to break their five-game losing streak and increase their chances for the fourth spot in the Final Four at the UAAP Season 80 Women’s Volleyball held at Fil Oil Flying V Centre in San Juan, Sunday afternoon.
With the win of the Lady Bulldogs, the UP Lady Maroons and UST Golden Tigresses were officially eliminated in the Final Four race while Adamson who is in 5-7 still has a slim chance if they win their two remaining games.
Risa Sato finally got her groove after scoring zero point in their last game against Adamson Lady Falcons as she scored 13 points on 9 attacks with 2 blocks and 2 aces as well.
She was aided by Jaja Santiago who compiled 22 points on 18 attacks, 3 blocks and 1 ace.
As usual, volleyball fans invaded the Twitter world to cheer for their respective teams and voice out their reactions as well
#UAAPSeason80Volleyball (w): NU will be up against UE (on court) and 3 other teams (Adamson, UP and UST) all hoping for a win by the Lady Warriors to keep their respective Final Four bids alive pic.twitter.com/agWMMIBTEF
— Mark Escarlote (@fromtheriles) April 8, 2018
— 🐶💚 (@AshYan) April 8, 2018
DEAR UE, KAYO ANG PAG ASA NG ADAMSON PARA MAY CHANCE PA SILANG MAKAPASOK SA FINAL FOUR. PLEASE PAKI TALO NG NU. 😃 #UAAPSeason80Volleyball
— Roger. (@Keithy_Luntayao) April 8, 2018
In set 1, the Lady Warriors got off to a blazing start led by Shaira Adorador and Judith Abil’s three straight service aces but they couldn’t sustain the rally as Jaja Santiago led the comeback for the Lady Bulldogs to clinch the set.
Kung di pa manalo ang NU sa game na ito, ewan ko na lang. #UAAPSeason80Volleyball
— Pinpin Jao Serra (@pinpinserra) April 8, 2018
Yung nagchcheer ng UP FIGHT kahapon, nag-u UE FIGHT ngayon! Hahaha
— Kin Andrea Demaisip (@kin_andrea) April 8, 2018
Rooting for NU to win para adamson na lang may chance sa final4. Hahahaha #UAAPSeason80Volleyball
— BDL forever!! (@BDLfantard) April 8, 2018
Hardworking si Seth. Kahit alam mong di sa kanya iseset, papalo parin sa ere. That's hardwork and discipline for you.
— Jef Bon (@GreatJAB11) April 8, 2018
— Mhar Cantina (@mc7mhar) April 8, 2018
NU barely escaped that first set. Less error and more good first balls. #UAAPSeason80Volleyball
— Chim (@chimtirana) April 8, 2018
Santiago continued her assault in set 2 and got help from his teammates, especially Sato, Roma Doromal and Jorelle Singh.
Ang tindi ni Arado #UAAPSeason80Volleyball
— LumBombs (@gisiako) April 8, 2018
Good rallies for both teams…. Jaja is playing well and UE is playing with no pressures… Ganda talaga ng mga digs ni Arado.. Sarap ng buhay ng setter ng UE #UAAPSeason80Volleyball
— Rue (@hutsiki) April 8, 2018
Yes naman, Roma “Bata” Doromal. Porsyento! Hahaha. #UAAPSeason80Volleyball
— Mond Virtusio (@mondvirtusio) April 8, 2018
— Jayson Nool (@jaysonnool) April 8, 2018
— Mica (@SpongyMica) April 8, 2018
Finally, the Lady Bulldogs closed out window for the Lady Warriors in Set 3 thanks to the flurry of Santiago and Sato’s attacks and even Aiko Urdas joined the scoring party.
— BOBBO SALAZAR (@barolsxz) April 8, 2018
Jaja Santiago vs UE? #UAAPSeason80Volleyball
— Pakundo (@VeranoTyron) April 8, 2018
— VolleyPHan (@VolleyMaldita) April 8, 2018
— _e_m_e_m_ (@_e_m_e_m_e_m) April 8, 2018
Smiling NU players. Niiiice. #UAAPSeason80Volleyball
— Charlynne (@Chararatatat) April 8, 2018
— damnPEx (@damnPEx) April 8, 2018