Water Defenders eye first semis seat

Mark Escarlote on May 23, 2017 09:39 AM
Water Defenders eye first semis seat
Reinforcements American Jennifer Keddy and Thai Jeng Bualee will lead BaliPure's attempt to clinch an outright semis seat.

Streaking BaliPure takes on Creamline on Tuesday as its shoots to punch an outright semifinals ticket in the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Opening serve is at 6:30 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream.

The Purest Water Defenders are on top of the standings with a 6-2 win-loss record and are a win away to formally enter the best-of-three semis.

Reinforcements American Jennifer Keddy and Thai Jeng Bualee led BaliPure in its back-to-back wins over the weekend against Philippine Air Force, 25-17, 25-12, 25-17, and Perlas, 25-21, 25-23, 16-25, 25-27, 15-10.

The Water Defenders are looking to make a repeat of their win against the Coolest Water Defenders in their first preliminary round meeting last May 16.

Creamline dropped a sorry 25-17, 22-25, 18-25, 25-18, 10-15, loss to the Power Smashers last Sunday that booted them out of contention for a an outright semis slot.

All the Cool Smashers could do right now in their remaining two assignments is to build momentum as they prepare for the dangerous quarterfinals where the last two semis berths are at stake.

Alyssa Valdez, imports American Laura Schaudt and Thai Kuttika Kaewpin are again expected to pour in their usual numbers but Creamline needs to get more support from their locals to get back on the winning track.                 

Meanwhile, Café Lupe (0-3) and Instituto Estetico Manila (1-3) square off at 1:00 p.m. in the men’s division.




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