The survivor in the Petron-Marinerang Pilipina clash will take on the victor between Generika-Ayala and Cignal while the winner between Foton and PLDT will clash with the conqueror of the F2 Logistics-Sta. Lucia battle in the semifinals, where the higher ranked team enjoys a twice-to-beat advantage.
Alyssa Valdez spearheaded the Cool Smashers’ fiery offense by scoring almost at will on Zones 2 and 4 and even on Zone 6 while the rest, including Michele Gumabao, Risa Sato and Jema Galanza, provided the needed support and setter Jia Morado kept Motolite’s defense guessing with her brilliant playmaking all throughout the encounter.
“Air Force, we haven’t seen them play for the longest time. Myla (Pablo) and (Jeanette) Panaga were still with the squad then but now, they’re a completely different team.” – Alyssa Valdez #PVL
Action starts at 7 p.m. with the HD Spikers still licking the wounds created by their sorry five-set loss to Generika-Ayala late Saturday in this prestigious women’s club tournament bankrolled by Team Rebel Sports, SOGO, Eurotel, PCSO, Cocolife, UCPB Gen, Mueller, Senoh, Asics, Bizooku and One Sport. #PSL
Coming off a frustrating three-set loss to defending champion Petron last week, Grethcel Soltones sparked the Power Hitters to bounce back and send the Lady Skippers to their 12th straight loss after a 90-minute encounter. #PSL
F2 Logistics flirted with disaster before escaping with a thrilling 25-19, 25-27, 25-22, 18-25, 15-13 win to preserve its unbeaten record in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference yesterday at the FilOil Flying V Centre.
Veterans Amanda Villanueva and Pam Lastimosa led the charge for the Lady Realtors, who had to deploy bench player Glaudine Troncoso in the crucial stretch of the third set to complete the victory in this prestigious women’s club tournament bankrolled by Team Rebel Sports, SOGO, Eurotel, PCSO, Cocolife, UCPB Gen, Mueller, Senoh, Asics, Bizooku and One Sport.
Regaining control with back-to-back romps in the middle sets, the Cool Smashers charged back from big deficits early in the fourth but needed a costly miscue from Cherry Nuñag to complete the come-from-behind victory, actually their 12th straight after sweeping nine games in the elims and two over the PacificTown Army Lady Troopers in the Final Four of the Reinforced Conference. #PVL
First to see action at 3 p.m. are the Cool Smashers, who step up their title-retention drive against the PacificTown Army Lady Troopers, whom they swept via 3-0 and 3-1 romps in the double-round elims. #PVL
If one were to go with the elims record, the Angels and the Cool Smashers could be heading to a face-off following the two teams’ sweep of the Perlas Spikers and the Lady Troopers, respectively, in the double-round qualifiers. #PVL