The Cool Smashers kicked off their title-retention campaign on a three-win romp, all in straight-set fashion, making them the favorites over the Perlas Spikers in the 6 p.m. main dish of another explosive triple-bill in the all-Filipino conference of the league organized by Sports Vision. #PVL
“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
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
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
Olena Lymareva-Flink of Ukraine closed out her performance the way she started it – in fiery fashion, blasting in a kill to wrap up the 69-minute romp that formalized the Lady Troopers’ claim on the third semis seat with a 5-5 card. #PVL
PacificTown Army and BanKo-Perlas collide today (Saturday) for the third spot in the Final Four while Motolite tries to force a playoff for the last semis berth against PetroGazz in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan. #PVL
Playmaker Jem Ferrer kept going to Nicole Tiamzon in the nerve-wracking finish and the latter responded in style, firing three straight hits to lift the Perlas Spikers to the victory that pushed them past the Power Builders in their spirited battle for the fourth and last semis berth. #PVL
In a match that featured sharp spikes, quick hits, spectacular saves and long rallies between the league’s top teams, the Cool Smashers turned a late collapse with a big windup with Alyssa Valdez anchoring the victory with two hits, including a match-clinching kill that hit and fell in the arms of PetroGazz import Janisa Johnson. #PVL
BanKo-Perlas seeks to ride the momentum of its strong third place finish in Vietnam while Ateneo-Motolite hopes to come out strong from a long break as they take on separate rivals today at the resumption of their campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.
University of Santo Tomas and Adamson U finally face off today (Saturday) with no less than the top seeding in the semifinals at stake in the much-awaited clash of unbeaten teams in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.