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    Lady Rising Suns make it three in a row by holding off Speed Boosters

    Jul 12, 2013
    Cagayan Valley's Bhebs Pineda hits a spike past PLDT MyDSL's Pau Soriano and Ma. Leuseht Dawis. Dante Peralta

    CAGAYAN Valley rode on the shoulders of Bhebs Pineda and Sandra Delos Santos to keep its unbeaten record in Philippine Super Liga, downing PLDT MyDSL, 25-16, 25-17, 27-29, 25-23, Friday at The Arena in San Juan.

    Pineda scored a team-high 19 points, former NCAA Most Valuable Player Delos Santos chipped in 18, and Joy Benito added 13 for Cagayan Valley, which improved to a league-best 3-0 record.

    Cagayan Valley had more service aces than PLDT MyDSL, 11-1.

    The Lady Rising Suns failed to close out the Speed Boosters in straight sets as Pau Soriano suddenly waxed hot and scored four of her 15 points in the third set to extend the match.

    PLDT MyDSL actually had a chance to force a deciding set as Soriano scored on a block against Delos Santos to threaten at 23-24. But a rotation error by the Speed Boosters allowed the Lady Rising Suns to clinch the win.

    Soriano led the Speed Boosters with 15 markers, while Charmaine Moralde had 12, and team captain Lou Ann Latigay with 10.

    PLDT MyDSL fell to 1-2 overall 

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