Saturday, March 9, 2013

A first for National University Volleyball Team

Still frustrated with the defeat of Ateneo de Manila Lady Eagles University Women’s volleyball team in the UAAP Season 75 against the back-to-back, now three-peat champion De La Salle University Lady Spikers, my heart is still pounding watching today’s Men’s Volleyball match between the defending champion Far Eastern University and the first timer in the finals, National University Bulldogs. I do not know but underdogs always have a special spot in my heart. It was do-or-die moment in the third game of the UAAP Season 75 Men’s Volleyball finals at the San Juan Arena this afternoon. Each of the team was serious to snatch the championship title. The Bulldogs were able to rally with an 8-point lead by the Tamaraws and getting the first set 26-24. The second set went again to the Bulldogs, 25-22 and as Peter Torres took the back row, the Tamaraws took the third set 23-25. In the middle of the third set, Bulldogs’ Paglinawan was taken out of the court as he suffered from severe hamstring strain and was substituted by Tekiko who helped a lot in snatching their very first volleyball championship trophy. Torres’ quick hit closed the deal at 25-19. Torres’ quick and high-leaping attacks put his name in the roster of finals MVP. Add to Technorati Favorites