HD Spikers meet Sunrisers in Open Conference opener
Mark Escarlote on Jul 01, 2017 08:36 PM
Cignal begins its repeat crown campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference men's division.
Back-to-back-seeking Cignal begins its campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference men’s division in a match against Café Lupe at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan on Sunday.
Fresh from its title conquest in the Reinforced Conference at the expense of archrival Philippine Air Force, the HD Spikers face an early test in their 10:00 a.m. duel.
Meanwhile, Sta. Elena and Instituto Estetico Manila square off at 1:00 p.m. in match that will air via livestream.
Cignal parades an intact core with Mark Alfafara, Ysay Marasigan, Bonjomar Castel, Peter Torres and setter Vince Mangulabnan tipped to lead the HD Spikers’ charge.
The Sunrisers, who finished last in the previous tournament, will bank on Gian San Pascual, John Millete, Joshua Castillo and Jerahmeel Baldelovar for a chance to join other early winners Mega Builders and Philippine Air Force.
Israel Encina, Edward Camposano, Berlin Paglinawan and Isaan Arda will carry the fight for the Wrecking Balls against the Phoenix Masters, who will lean on Greg Dolor, Mark Enciso, Kurl Rosete and libero Rence Melgar.
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