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Will NU end 65-year title drought tonight?

John Bryan Ulanday - The Philippine Star
Will NU end 65-year title drought tonight?
Bella Belen of the NU Lady Bulldogs.
The UAAP

MANILA, Philippines — A date with destiny awaits undefeated National University when it goes for the jugular against La Salle in Game 2 of the UAAP women’s volleyball finals at the Mall of Asia Arena tonight.

The Lady Bulldogs last won the crown in 1957. They get the chance to end the long, agonizing drought in grand fashion when they meet the Lady Spikers at 6:30 p.m.

Should the stars align, NU would achieve it through a dream 16-0 season – the same feat completed by the Ateneo team led by Alyssa Valdez in 2015.

But that bid, as huge as the stakes and the rewards, is not bound to be easy.

“May mga silly mistakes kami noong Game 1 na kailangan pa namin i-workout. We have to sustain our energy and focus. Our mindset is always staying ready,” said coach Karl Dimaculangan after a resounding Game 1 win.

“Finals na ito so hindi kami puwedeng magpabaya. Tuloy-tuloy lang dapat sa ginagawa namin,” added Dimaculangan.

NU, which enjoyed a week-long rest as the automatic finalist, hardly broke a sweat in the series opener, 25-20, 25-12, 25-21, against the team that came off a rigorous stepladder semis.

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