Games Saturday: (Batangas) 10 a.m. – Army vs Air Force (men’s); 2 p.m. – PayMaya vs Iriga-Navy (women’s); 4 p.m. – BaliPure vs Tacloban (women’s)
THE Premier Volleyball League (PVL) goes out-of-town for the second straight weekend with all eight teams clashing in four matches, capped by the keenly awaited Pocari Sweat-Creamline duel on Sunday at the Batangas City Sports Coliseum.
Focus will be on Saturday's clashes pitting PayMaya versus Iriga-Navy at 2 p.m. and Tacloban against BaliPure at 4 p.m. with the High Flyers and the Fighting Warays seeking to break off from a three-way tie for the lead with the Cool Smashers at 3-1.
Both matches will be aired live on ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA on SkyCable Channel 86, and LIGA HD on SkyCable Channel 183.
The pioneering volleyball commercial league said only Wednesday matches will not be televised by ABS-CBN, although livestreaming will be made available.
Tacloban hopes to ride the momentum of its four-set win over BanKo-Perlas late Wednesday as it faces Iriga-Navy, actually the lone unbeaten team in the early going of the season-opening conference of the league organized by Sports Vision.
The Lady Oragons pounced on the young BaliPure side last May 9 to fashion out a four-set win and hope to cash in on the reeling High Flyers, who saw their strong back-to-back opening win romp snap by a straight-set defeat to the Cool Smashers in Tuguegarao last weekend.
Meanwhile, fans brace for an equally explosive Sunday sked as the Angels collide with the Perlas Spikers at 2 p.m. and the defending champion Lady Warriors facing the Cool Smashers at 4 p.m.