PVL: Blockbusters, Volley Masters look to keep hold of lead

Mark Escarlote on May 16, 2018 07:12 AM
PVL: Blockbusters, Volley Masters look to keep hold of lead
Vice Co. tests its mettle against reigning champion Cignal.

Opening day winners Vice Co. and Instituto Estetico Manila shoot for back-to-back victories when they meet their respective assignments on Wednesday in the men’s division of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

The Blockbusters face debuting defending champion Cignal at 10:00 a.m. while the Phoenix Volley Masters take on PLDT Home Fibr in the 12:00 noon match that will air via livestream.

Behind Peter Quiel, Paolo Pablico and Berlin Paglinawan, the Vice Ganda-owned Vice Co. made its presence felt with a 25-13, 25-16, 27-29, 25-21, victory over seasoned Philippine Army more than a week ago.

The Blockbusters will get another litmus test in a showdown with HD Spikers led by five-time UAAP Most Valuable Player Marck Espejo, Ish Polvoros, Rex Intal and Ysay Marasigan.

IEM defeated Army, 25-22, 23-25, 25-22, 25-14, last week behind Mark Enciso, Jeffrey Jimenez and Greg Dolor.

PLDT is coming off a sorry 15-25, 25-22, 26-24, 16-25, 12-15 defeat at the hands of Philippine Air Force in its conference opener.



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