PVL: Fighting Warays test Water Defenders
Mark Escarlote on May 19, 2018 06:35 AM
Tacloban tests the mettle of BaliPure-NU in an out of town encounter.
Tacloban clashes with a young BaliPure-National University side looking to extend its winning streak to three Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum.
The battle begins 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.
The Fighting Warays suffered a straight sets loss at the hands of PayMaya to open the season but the Nes Pamilar- mentored squad bounced back mightily with back-to-back victories over Petro Gazz and BanKo Perlas.
With Thai import Hyapha Amporn and local ace Jovielyn Prado leading the way, Tacloban submitted BanKo Perlas, 25-27, 28-26, 25-19, 25-23, last Wednesday.
Tacloban is on a three-way tie at 2-1 win-loss slate with Creamline and PayMaya.
The Water Defenders paraded American import Janisa Johnson for the first time last Wednesday and the reinforcement did not disappoint as she dropped 31 points to lead BaliPure-NU to a 22-25, 25-23, 28-26, 22-25, 15-12, win over Petro Gazz.
BaliPure-NU, composed of high school standouts from four-time UAAP girls volleyball champion Nazareth School of NU, holds a 1-1 card.
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