Santiago towers as Lady Bulldogs nip Lady Eagles

first_imgSantiago was head and shoulders—literally and figuratively—above everyone else as she hammered nine markers in the first set alone.She finished with 26 points and was front and center of NU’s defense that yielded 14 blocks, including the winning point against Jho Maraguinot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnFar Eastern University drew its first win at the expense of Adamson, 25-12, 25-19, 25-16.Earlier in men’s action, Ateneo stunned NU, 27-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-16, to join FEU at the top with two wins apiece. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite The Lady Eagles tried to fight back after dropping the first two sets through the efforts of Maraguinot, Mich Morente, Kat Tolentino and Jia Morado.They were comfortably ahead in the fourth set, 12-4, and then 22-17 on a service error by NU.But an error and a block got the Lady Bulldogs going before Santiago and De Leon engaged in a shootout that extended the frame.The Lady Bulldogs found alternative offensive thrusts in Risa Sato and Singh through Jasmine Nabor’s superb ball distribution that accounted for 46 excellent sets.But Ateneo made a switch on defense, fortifying its blockade on the the wing position and putting the pressure on Santiago to carry the scoring load in the third.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jaja Santiago played the game expected of her as National University shook off a momentary collapse to prevail over Ateneo, 25-17, 25-13, 18-25, 29-27, Wednesday in the UAAP women’s volleyball at FilOil Flying V Center.The 6-foot-5 Santiago scored four of the Lady Bulldogs’ last six points for their second straight victory and the solo leadership.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown MOST READ Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Villanueva faction to file complaint vs Andrada group Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leytelast_img read more