Lady Warriors, Jet Spikers open semifinals showdown
Mark Escarlote on Aug 05, 2017 09:58 AM
Pocari Sweat begins its quest to book a return ticket to the Finals.
Pocari Sweat and Philippine Air Force collide in the pivotal opening match of their inaugural Premier Volleyball League Open Conference best-of-three semifinals series on Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Game time is at 6:30 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166 and via livestream.
Game 2 of the series is on Sunday. If needed, Game 3 is on Wednesday.
The Lady Warriors and Jet Spikers finished the elimination round with identical 5-2 win-loss slates.
Pocari Sweat, the Reinforced Conference champion, is coming off a 21-25, 16-25, 23-25, loss at the hands of BaliPure last week to end its elims campaign.
But against Air Force, the Lady Warriors are hoping to make a repeat of its 25-19, 25-19, 29-27 win in their elims meeting last July 26 behind top Most Valuable Player contender Myla Pablo, Jeannette Panaga, Cai Napomuceno and Elaine Kasilag.
The Jet Spikers beat Adamson University, 25-22, 25-16, 25-21, last week to end the elims.
Veterans Iari Yongco, Jocemer Tapic, May Anne Pantino and Joy Cases are tipped to spearhead Air Force.
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