POCARI Sweat tries to make it two-in-row after back-to-back setbacks as it battles Perlas, while Creamline takes on the Power Smashers in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference on Tuesday at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan.
The Lady Warriors checked an early skid with a three-set victory over the Air Force Lady Jet Spikers.
The defending champions face a Perlas side that has won two of its first three matches.
The match starts at 4 p.m. with focus on Myla Pablo after a 23-hit effort against the Jet Spikers, who dropped to the bottom of the six-team field with a 1-3 slate.
Pocari coach Rommel Abella also hopes to draw solid games from Elaine Kasilag, Maricar Nepomuceno, Jeanette Panaga, Desiree Dadang and Gyzelle Sy.
The Perlas Lady Spikers are out to firm up their hold of second behind the unbeaten Water Defenders (3-0) with coach Jerry Yee expected to bank on his former UP aces Kathy Bersola and Nicole Tiamzon and former Ateneo standouts Dzi Gervacio, Amy Ahomiro, Ella de Jesus and ace setter Jem Ferrer.
Alyssa Valdez and Creamline, in solo third at 1-1, take on the Power Smashers (1-2) at 6:30 p.m.
The Cool Smashers bounced back from a shock four-set loss to Perlas in the opener with a straight-set romp over Air Force.
Valdez had 46 hits in two matches and is again expected to lead Creamline although she expects to draw support from veterans Ivy Remulla and Pau Soriano along with Aurea Racraquin, Coleen Bravo and former Ateneo teammate Aeriel Patnongon.
In men’s play, Cignal eyes a share of the top spot with Sta. Elena and Army as it battles winless Café Lupe at 1 p.m.