by Kristel Satumbaga
National University turned back University of Santo Tomas, 21-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-17, yesterday to move within a away from capturing the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference men’s title at The Arena in San Juan.
Bryan Bagunas and Madzlan Gampong fired 16 points apiece for the Bulldogs, who overcame the Tigers’ sharp serves and draw the first blood in their best-of-three affair.
Libero Ricky Marcos and Gampong took charge of NU’s floor defense and combined for 18 digs while Bagunas and Marcos had 27 excellent receptions.
The Bulldogs, also the reigning UAAP champions, gun for their first league title on Wednesday at the same venue.