Water Defenders, Jet Spikers seek second straight win

Mark Escarlote on Jul 16, 2017 09:25 AM
Water Defenders, Jet Spikers seek second straight win
BaliPure marches into battle against Philippine Air Force hoping to snatch back-to-back wins.

A well-rested BaliPure side returns to action Sunday looking to start spark a winning run against a Philippine Air Force squad with the same mission in the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Nine days since their 25-23, 25-21, 25-23, demolition of University of the Philippines, the Water Defenders marches into the 4:00 p.m. battle with fresh legs hoping to move up the standings for a share of the second spot.

The match will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream.

BaliPure and Air Force are tied at 2-1 win-loss records at third to fourth spots behind Pocari Sweat (3-1) and unbeaten Creamline (4-0).

Grethcel Soltones, who is averaging 19.3 points per game, Risa Sato, Aiko Urdas, Jerrili Malabanan and setter Jasmine Nabor are tipped to lead the Water Defenders to their first back-to-back wins in the tournament.

But the task at hand won’t be a walk in the park for the Roger Gorayeb-mentored BaliPure.

The Jet Spikers are also riding the crest of their 29-27, 25-16, 25-22, win over the Lady Maroons last Wednesday.

Veterans Iari Yongco, Jocemer Tapic, May Ann Pantino and Joy Cases will be Air Force’s main weapons in its attempt to bag consecutive wins.



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