PVL: Perlas Spikers zero in on semis spot playoff

Mark Escarlote on Jun 25, 2019 10:35 PM
PVL: Perlas Spikers zero in on semis spot playoff
BanKo shoots for at least a semis seat playoff.

BanKo goes for at least a playoff for a Final Four seat when the Perlas Spikers clash with also-ran BaliPure on Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Game time is set at 5:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream.

BanKo is coming off a pulsating win last Sunday over Motolite, 19-25, 23-25, 25-18, 25-22, 17-15, to arrest a three-game losing skid for a 3-5 win-loss slate. 

Nicole Tiamzon, who scored 19 points the last time out, spearheads the Perlas Spikers' charge to spark a late winning run with two playdates remaining in the elimination round.

"Last two games ito ang pinakaimportante. All out pa rin kami," said Tiamzon, who will be backed by Thai import Sutadta Cheuwulim, Turkish reinforcement Yasemin Yildirim, Kathy Bersola and Suzanne Roces.

Meanwhile, with a 0-8 card, the Water Defenders are just looking to end their campaign on a high note, playing with nothing to lose.

"Ang gusto lang namin makita ay ma-develop sila as individuals and as a team. Kasi looking forward na kami sa next conference and gusto namin going to the next conference ay may baon naman kaming maganda," said BaliPure coach Rommel Abella.

Slovenian Alexandra Vajdova, Montenegrin Danijela Dzakovic, Grazielle Bombita, Satrianni Espiritu and Sandra Delos Santos will try to help the Water Defenders barge in the win column.

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