Volley Bolt out to complete elims sweep, clinch no. 1 seed
Mark Escarlote on Jul 29, 2017 07:53 AM
The Mega Builders aims to sweep the elimination round and occupy the no. 1 spot in the semifinals.
Unbeaten Mega Builders guns for a sweep of the elimination round in a showdown with Philippine Air Force Saturday in the men’s division of the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Game time is at 10:00 a.m.
The Volley Bolt are undefeated in six games and a win will give the Mega Builders the no. 1 seed in the best-of-three semifinals against the no. 4 team.
Despite playing without its top player Bryan Bagunas, who is in South Korea for a two-week training with the national team, the Volley Bolt easily hurdled Sta. Elena, 20-25, 20-25, 20-25, a week ago.
The Jet Spikers, on the other hand is looking to secure the third semifinals seat.
Air Force is coming off a 20-25, 21-25, 23-25, defeat at the hands of Cignal last week to drop at 4-2 slate.
Meanwhile, Philippine Army eyes to secure at least a playoff for a Final Four berth when the Troopers take on the also-ran Gamboa Coffee at 1:00 p.m. The match will air via livestream.
Army is tied with Sta. Elena with 3-3 cards at fourth to fifth spot.
The Troopers outlasted Instituto Estetico Manila, 25-23, 24-26, 25-21, 21-25, 15-11, last Sunday.
Gamboa Coffee, which absorbed a 19-25,16-25, 20-25 whipping against IEM Wednesday is at seventh spot with a 1-5 mark.
Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles