Cignal, Air Force out to set another Finals showdown
Cignal is looking to formally clinch a spot in the championship round.
Defending champion Cignal and Philippine Air Force look to rekindle their championship rivalry on Monday as they go for the Finals seats in the 2nd Spikers’ Turf Reinforced Conference at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.
The HD Spikers open Game 2 of the best-of-three semifinals series against Champion Supra at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Jet Spikers’ showdown with Instituto Estetico Manila Phoenix Volley Masters at 12:30 p.m.
Matches will air via livestream at sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/spikersturf.
Cignal took Game 1 in a thriller against Champion Supra, 26-28, 25-18, 17-25, 25-22, 16-14, last Saturday while Air Force turned back the Phoenix Volley Masters, 25-22, 23-25, 25-23, 25-17, to move a win closer to the Finals.
A win by both Cignal and Air Force will put the rivals in their third consecutive championship showdown since the inaugural season.
The HD Spikers conquered last year’s edition by upending the Jet Spikers in three games but Air Force exacted revenge in the Open Conference by sweeping Cignal in the Finals.
Game 3, if needed, is on Wednesday.
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