Pocari Sweat wants a taste of a third consecutive win
Mark Escarlote on Jun 04, 2016 08:21 AM
Myla Pablo and the rest of Pocari Sweat are looking to keep their hold of the solo lead.
Pocari Sweat puts its unbeaten record on the line on Saturday against the Laoag Power Smashers in a clash of powerhouse teams in the 13th V-League at The Arena in San Juan.
Opening serve is scheduled at 6:00 p.m. and will be aired live over ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel 23, ABS-CBN Sports+Action HD Channel 166 and via livestream on sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/vleague.
The Lady Warriors are slowly dominating the tournament after two games, taking down two of the best collegiate teams in University of the Philippines and National University.
“Malaking advantage sa amin na ‘yung team namin matagal ng magkakasama and veteran din ang mga players ko,” said Pocari Sweat assistant coach Rommel Abella.
The squad’s veteran smarts and composure were displayed last Wednesday when the Lady Warriors outlasted a feisty NU side in a thrilling five-setter, 34-32, 17-25, 23-25, 25-17, 15-11, win for a 2-0 win-loss record and the solo lead.
Michele Gumabao showed her vintage form, registering a tournament-high 27 points including 17 attacks, eight kill blocks and a pair of service aces the last time out. Elaine Kasilag had 18 markers while Myla Pablo exploded for 18 points in Pocari Sweat’s win over the Lady Bulldogs.
Laoag is tied with Iriga and NU wit 1-1 slate, coming off a four-set win over the Lady Oragons, 25-10, 25-23, 20-25, 25-15, last Monday.
The Adamson connection of Jessica Galanza and Mylene Paat carried most of the scoring load for the Power Smashers with an average of 15 and 13.5 points, respectively, and are expected to once again lead Laoag’s charge.
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