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NUNS eliminates Jr. Tiger Spikers

1 min readThe Junior Tiger Spikers finished the season as fourth-placers.
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Published 27 days ago on February 02, 2024

by Rob Andrew Dongiapon

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The UST Junior Tiger Spikers ended their UAAP Season 86 boys volleyball campaign, losing to the NUNS Bullpups, 25-23, 21-25, 21-25, 17-25, on Feb. 2, at the FilOIl EcoOil Centre.

With the win, the Bullpups will enter their fourth straight boys volleyball finals appearance. This time against the UE Junior Warriors.

Meanwhile, the Junior Tiger Spikers finished the season as fourth-placers.

UST held control in the first set, jumping to an early lead before drawing first blood through a Jancriz Ayco attack, 25-23.

NUNS then took over as the Bullpups leaned on a Kobe Aca-ac, Jeffe Gallego, and Herbert Egger’s exploit.

After a 4-0 UST start in the third set, Aca-ac scored four of the 5-0 run the Bullpups fired to regain control of the game and pull away.

The Bullpups continued to romp UST in the fourth frame, jumping on a seven-point lead off a 10-4 run midway through to create a comfortable margin.

UST’s Ron Poja, and Ayco tried to stir a late rally with two saved match points, but Aca-ac sealed NUNS’ finals berth with a down-the-line hit, 25-17.

The Junior Tiger Spikers finished the season with eight victories and six losses.

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Rob Andrew L. Dongiapon is a Sports Editor at TomasinoWeb. He is an avid fan of sports and competition. He also finds great entertainment in combat sports, He continues to strive to make this love of sports pay his future bills. Aside from studying journalism, he writes for Thunderous Intentions where he displays his unhealthy love of the Oklahoma City Thunder. When he is not writing, he probably is watching YouTube videos of how to take over the world.

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