Consistency key for BaliPure's winning run
Mark Escarlote on Oct 22, 2016 07:14 PM
Consistency is the name of the game for BaliPure.
BaliPure’s team chemistry with the locals and pair of American reinforcements is working beautifully for the Water Defenders.
Veteran Charo Soriano credited their string of victories to the consistent game of the Water Defenders and with everyone contributing for the cause.
“Everyone’s becoming more consistent,” said Soriano after BaliPure swept University of the Philippines, 25-13, 25-23, 25-17, Saturday in the 13th V-League Reinforced Conference at the PhilSports Arena. “I think consistency talaga is the name of the game right now.”
The Water Defenders improved to 3-1 win-loss record with its third straight win after dropping its debut game against University of Sto. Tomas.
American reinforcement open hitter Kate Morrell delivered 24 points against UP to remain as BaliPure’s main gunner. Her partner setter Kaylee Manns had 34 excellent sets and finished with seven points.
The American playmaker is currently the frontrunner for the Best Setter award.
Even the BaliPure mainstays are contributing.
Dzi Gervacio, Sue Roces, Mae Tajima, Soriano and Amy Ahomiro with defense specialist libero Denden Lazaro and Ella De Jesus are all doing their role.
The young Lady Maroons gave the Water Defenders a tough fight but the more experienced BaliPure side came through in the end.
“I would have to compliment UP’s defense also,” said Soriano. “Their libero (Arielle Estranero) is very, very good. She gets each and every ball. You know that they tried really hard, they’re not letting go of the plays eh that’s why the rallies were quite long.”
“But then again because of consistency and efficiency we get to finish the rally,” said Soriano.
BaliPure can clinch at least a playoff for a spot in the semis with another win on Wednesday against Laoag.