PVL: Jet Spikers clinch semis berth
Mark Escarlote on Jun 20, 2018 03:54 PM
Philippine Air Force snatched a Final Four ticket and completed the semis cast.
Philippine Air Force formally punched a Final Four ticket and at the same time closed the semis berth race with a 25-19, 25-19, 17-25, 25-22 win over Instituto Estetico Manila in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference men’s quarterfinals Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
The Jet Spikers snatched their second straight win for a share of the lead with PLDT Home Fibr, which claimed the other semis seat.
Bryan Bagunas debuted with a bang for Air Force as the National University standout and national team member scored 15 points off a great offensive display with nine attacks, four kill blocks and a pair of aces while adding seven excellent receptions for an all-around game. Fauzi Ismail led the Jet Spikers with 16 points while Ranran Abdilla added 10.
Air Force and PLDT joined outright best-of-three semifinalists top seed defending champion Cignal and Vice Co.
The Jet Spikers and Ultra Fast Hitters will faceoff on Saturday to determine their placing in the Final Four.
Greg Dolor saw his 22-point effort go to waste as the Phoenix Volley Masters dropped their fifth straight match since the preliminary round and remained winless in the round robin quarters.
Mark Enciso finished with 10 for IEM, which will close its campaign next week against another eliminated team Philippine Army.
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