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Birthday boy Torres leads NU over UST

By Anton Roxas Posted Dec 7th 2013

NU outgunned UST while FEU held off Ateneo in the Men's Volleyball tournament of UAAP Season 76.

Defending champion National University outclassed the University of Sto. Tomas, 25-20, 25-18, 25-16 on Saturday, December 7, 2013 in the UAAP Season 76 Men’s Volleyball tournament at the Arena in San Juan City.

Middle blocker Peter Torres, who celebrated his 20th birthday, played a marvelous game, fnishing with 15 points including 11 spikes. Open Spiker Berlin Paglinawan and Two-time UAAP Beach Volleyball MVP Edwin Tolentino contributed 12 and 11 points apiece for the Bulldogs.

UST committed a whopping 24 unforced errors and were overmatched in the spiking department, tallying just 28 spike points while NU had 37.

NU improved to 2-0 while UST remained without a win at 0-2.

In the first game, Far Eastern University defeated Ateneo de Manila University in straight sets, 28-26, 25-21, 28-26. Veteran Karl dela Calzada topscored for the Tamaraws with 12 markers.

The Tamaraws picked up their first win of the season for a 1-1 record as the Blue Eagles suffered their first setback after coming out victorious in the first game.