The UAAP Volleyball saw defending champion, Nazareth School of National University (NU) deliver a fatal blow to Far Eastern University (FEU)-Diliman.
This is also FEU’s first loss with a 25-18, 20-25, 25-18, 21-25, 17-15 victory in the UAAP Season 85 high school boys’ volleyball tournament at the Paco Arena Tuesday.
With this happening, only one team is left unbeaten in the tournament. This is the University of the East (UE). The Red Warriors extended their perfect run to four with a sweep of Ateneo de Manila High School, 25-4, 25-18, 25-17, also on Tuesday.
It was a grueling two hours and six minutes that the Bullpups grappled with the fierce Baby Tamaraws, forcing a three-way tie in second place.
With a 3-1 record, NU moved into a tie with FEU-Diliman and the University of Santo Tomas (UST), a 25-9, 25-4, 25-15 scorecard over De La Salle-Zobel.
Although the Bullpups took an 11-8 lead on a Matthew Abut service ace and reached match point, 14-12, on a Baby Tamaraws error.
FEU then scored three consecutive points to gain the upper hand at 15-14, when NU’s Jeffe Gallego nailed a spike to force the match’s final deadlock at 15-15.
The Bullpups regained the advantage at 16-15 after Amet Bituin’s spike went outside. A double block on Bituin on the next rally gave NU the victory.
Action resumes on Thursday with three boys’ matches starting at 8 a.m. at the same Manila venue.
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