CAGAYAN Valley launched its title-retention bid with a quick 25-15, 25-21, 25-18 win over struggling Philippine National Police, on Thursday in the Shakey's V-League Season 11 Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan.
Former University of Santo Tomas Tigress Aiza Maizo and ex-San Beda Lioness Janine Marciano came up with 11 points apiece for the Lady Rising Suns who swept last year’s import-laced tournament.
With Thai reinforcements Kannika Thipachot and Phomia Soraya, Cagayan Valley dominated the Season 10 Open and the Lady Rising Suns hope to score a repeat now that the tournament is being held as an All-Filipino moeet.
Coach Nes Pamilar is counting on new No. 1 setter Chie Saet, who registered 13 of the team's 24 excellent sets.
“Kailangan mag-jell ulit ang setters at spikers ilang practice pa ulit,” said Pamilar.
Frances Molina finished with 17 points for the Lady Patrollers, who have played a tough schedule of three matches in three playdates and remained winless.