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    Aiza Maizo Pontillas, Janine Marciano star as PLDT downs Navy to reach semifinals

    Nov 7, 2015

    PLDT Home downed Navy, 25-20, 20-25, 25-13, 25-13, on Saturday to advance to the semifinal round of the Shakey's V-League Season 12-Reinforced Conference at The Arena in San Juan City.

    The Ultra Fast Hitters came up with 12 aces as they registered their third win in four matches for a place in the semifinals.

    The win by PLDT also allowed idle Army, unbeaten in three starts, to secure a place in the round of four.

    Navy closed out its elims campaign with a 2-3 card and remained at fourth but the setback kept Coast Guard (1-3) and even winless KIA (0-3) in the hunt for a semifinal seat.

    PLDT continued to play without injured ace spiker Alyssa Valdez but Aiza Pontillas and Janine Marciano more than made up for her absence by drilling in 15 hits apiece.

    Rysabelle Devandera scored 13 and Gretcel Soltones added 10 for PLDT.

    “We made some adjustments, especially in communication with regard to our plays,” said Pontillas, who spiked her solid game with eight digs.

    Pau Soriano wound up with 17 kills, while Lilet Mabbayad had nine attack points and had three blocks for a 12-hit output for the Lady Sailors.

    Army guns for its fourth straight win as it battles Coast Guard on Sunday.

    The Lady Troopers and the Lady Dolphins tangle in the 12:45 p.m. opener while the UP Lady Maroons battle Kia Forte side in the 3 p.m. match.

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