The National University (NU) Lady Bulldogs opened their campaign in the Shakey’s V-League collegiate conference with a win over University of the Philippines (UP), 23-25 25-17, 25-21 and 25-18, at the San Juan Arena on Sunday.
Despite being overtaken by UP in the close first set, the Lady Bulldogs came back strong in the following sets to thwart their foes.
Dindin Santiago-Manabat led NU in scoring with 16 points while Myla Pablo added another 15 markers.
Meanwhile, in this season’s collegiate conference, 12 teams divided into two groups are slated to vie for the coveted V-League title.
National Collegiate Athletic Association champion Arellano University Lady Chiefs headline Group A together with University of Batangas, NU, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, UP and Far Eastern University.
University Athletic Association of the Philippines champion Ateneo de Manila Lady Eagles, College of Saint Benilde, San Sebastian College-Recoletos, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas, Technological Institute of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas are in Group B.