PHILIPPINE National Police and Philippine Navy fight for survival on Friday in the Shakey's V-League Season 10 Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan.
The Lady Patrolers and Lady Sailors hold identical 1-5 win-loss cards and are just a notch above cellar-dwelling Far Eastern University.
The winner of the 4 p.m. match advances to the next phase of the tournament, while the loser will bow out.
Already assured of spots in the next phase are league-leading Cagayan, Philippine Army, Smart, Meralco and Philippine Air Force.
Fresh from a 25-20, 25-14, 20-25, 25-19 win against FEU on Tuesday, PNP will again rely on Thai reinforcement Patcharee Sangmuang, who led the way against the Lady Tamaraws with 23 points.
Also expected to deliver fine numbers are Janine Marciano and Frances Molina, who scored 21 and 14 markers, respectively, in the FEU match.
The Lady Sailors, meanwhile, have lost two straight matches, including a three-set defeat to Smart. Now Micmic Laborte and Cecille Cruzada will be eager to tow their team to a win and into the quarterfinals.
Philippine Army takes on lowly Far Eastern University in the 2 p.m. match.
The Lady Troopers now comfortably seated in second spot with a 5-1 win-loss card, while the Lady Tamaraws are winless in six outings.