NU posts first win, beats UE in 3 sets behind Ivy Lacsina’s 18

first_imgMOST READ NU Lady Bulldogs celebrate a point against the UE Lady Warriors. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFacing early adversity, National University rose to the occasion after beating University of the East, 25-19, 25-23, 25-19, for its first win in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Ivy Lacsina fired a game-high 18 points to lead the way for the Lady Bulldogs, who played their first game minus their lone setter Joyme Cagande due to a left knee injury.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Roselyn Doria added 12 points for NU, which got 26 points off UE’s errors.Judith Abil was the only Lady Warrior to hit double-digit points with 10.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players through next season Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “We’re happy but I can’t really express how happy we are because everyone knows the team’s struggles,” said Norman Miguel, who is in his first year as NU’s head coach.Without Cagande, who could miss the rest of the season after being feared to have sustained an ACL injury in NU’s loss to FEU last week, the Lady Bulldogs found an able replacement in Joni Chavez, who had been converted from libero to setter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesChavez did not disappoint with 14 excellent sets in her first stint as a setter.“It’s tough at first but I’m just taking it as a challenge,” Chavez said in Filipino. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img

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