Air Force closes in on semis with romp over Army for third straight win in Spikers Turf
Mark Alfafara led the way for Air Force with 14 points. Freddie Dionisio

AIR Force rolled to its third straight victory, beating Army, 25-22, 27-25, 25-17, to close in on the first semifinal berth in the Spikers’ Turf Season 2 Third Conference on Wednesday at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

Ten of coach Rhovyl Verayo’s men scored, led by Mark Alfafara’s 14 points and Bryan Bagunas’ 11 markers.

Top setter Jessie Lopez had another field day distributing the ball to the Air Force hitters with Bagunas, Nino Jerus, Ruben Inaudito and Edwin Tolentino combining with Alfafara to finish off the Troopers in three sets.

In contrast, only seven contributed to Army’s total production with Benjaylo Labide topscoring with 13 hits and Patrick John Rojas adding 11 markers.

Army dropped to fourth at 1-1 behind defending champion Cignal TV and Instituto Estetico Manila, which tote identical 2-1 cards each.

Champion Supra and ousted 100 Plus have 1-2 and 0-4 slates, respectively.

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