Troopers, Wrecking Balls seek Finals showdown
Mark Escarlote on Jun 05, 2017 09:12 PM
Sta. Elena looks to finish off Cignal to punch a best-of-three championship ticket.
Philippine Army and Sta. Elena will go for the jugular against their respective rivals to forge a Finals showdown in Game 2 of the best-of-three semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City on Tuesday.
The Troopers will take on the top seed Philippine Air Force at 1:00 p.m. after the Wrecking Balls’ 10:00 a.m. encounter with Cignal. The matches will air via livestream.
Behind the efforts of Romnick Rico, Lemuel Arbasto and Benjaylo Labide, no. 4 seed Army destroyed the Jet Spikers, 25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20, last Saturday to move a step closer to a Finals spot.
Sta. Elena pulled off a huge upset over the HD Spikers, 25-20, 24-26, 25-22, 30-28, to bounce back from an end of eliminations loss to Cignal.
But the HD Spikers and the Jet Spikers are looking to extend the series.
Game 3, if necessary, is on Thursday.
The losers of the semis series will play in a best-of-three battle for third.
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