Perlas Spikers, BaliPure collide to boost semis bids
Mark Escarlote on Jul 21, 2017 04:53 PM
Banko-Perlas faces a dangerous BaliPure side in a crucial match to keep its semifinals hopes alive.
BaliPure and BanKo-Perlas square off on Saturday to boost their chances of advancing to the semifinals of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The duel starts at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream.
Stuck in the middle of the eight-team field, both squads need to win as many games as they can in their remaining outings to earn a spot in the last three remaining semis seats. Unbeaten Creamline occupied the first Final Four berth.
The Water Defenders are at fifth spot with a 2-2 win-loss record behind the Spikers, who are at fourth with 2-3 mark.
BaliPure, the Reinforced Conference runner-up, is struggling in its campaign and is coming off a painful, 25-23, 21-25, 19-25, 25-18, 11-15, loss against Philippine Air Force last Wednesday.
BanKo-Perlas, behind the 15 points each of Nicole Tiamzon and Ella De Jesus, defeated University of the Philippines, 30-28, 21-25, 25-21, 25-18, in its last outing.
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