The last time these two teams met, the Motolite Power Builders edged the Banko Perlas Spikers in five thrilling sets, with the deciding set finishing
Game time is at 4 p.m. with the Cargo Movers looking to come up with another dominant performance after ruling the All-Filipino Conference of this prestigious women’s club league. #PSL
Motolite bucked the absence of injured top hitter Myla Pablo and re-grouped in the decider to pull off a tough 25-16, 25-21, 19-25, 29-31, 19-17 decision in their first round elims clash with BanKo Perlas last Sept. 11. Motolite would win two of its next three games without the former National U star to firm up its semis bid with a 7-3 slate for third.
It was Choco Mucho’s second straight win after an alarming five-game skid and though the Flying Titans remained at seventh with a 4-6 card, the victory kept the team’s playoff hopes alive with just a game or two separating the second to sixth teams. #PVL
“It feels good to kick off the conference with a win and we hope we can continue this kind of intensity.” – Fiola Ceballos #PSL
PetroGazz tries to extend its streak to six and get back at first round tormentor BanKo Perlas while Motolite hopes to rebound from a stinging setback as it faces Chef’s Classics in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference today at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan. #PVL
The power-hitting Valdez, who normed 18.2 points in powering the defending champions to a sweep of the first round elims, didn’t suit with an ankle injury she sustained during practice but the Cool Smashers got the job done just the same to duplicate their three-set romp over the league’s newcomers in the first round. #PVL
Marck Espejo came in only in the second set and went on to fire a top-scoring 20 hits while skipper Ysay Marasigan produced 17 points and Edmar Bonono and Wendel Miguel combined for 26 points for the HD Spikers, who overwhelmed their rivals in spikes and blocks but needed to suffer a stinging defeat in the third frame.
Myla Pablo, who had to sit out the early part of the Reinforced Conference due to lower back injury that told heavily on Motolite’s campaign, sustained a foot injury before she could even launch her attack with the score tied at 9 in the second frame and Motolite down by one set. #PVL
The Jet Spikers also pounced on the Red Spikers’ miscues in the third, the last two – a net violation and an attack error – securing the win for the former after the latter dominated early then fought back and threatened last at 22-23 on a Nieza Viray power hit. #PVL