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    Ultra Fast Spikers go for sweep of Spikers Turf finals against Rising Suns

    Jun 1, 2015
    John Vic de Guzman and the Ultra Fast Spikers hope to finish off the Rising Suns. Freddie Dionisio

    PLDT Home Ultera looks to complete a sweep of the Spikers’ Turf finals as the Ultra Fast Spikers clash with the Cagayan Valley Rising Suns on Tuesday in the second match of the best-of-three finals at The Arena in San Juan City.

    The Ultra Fast Spikers hacked out a four-set win in the series opener on Sunday.

    [See Mark Gil Alfafara leads way as Ultra Fast Hitters take opener of Spikers Turf finals against Cagayan Valley]

    The win came after their female counterparts, the PLDT Ultra Fast Hitters edged the Army Lady Troopers in the Shakey’s V-League Open Conference finals.

    Coach Odjie Mamon braces for a big Cagayan fightback but remains confident of his wards’ chances to finish off the Rising Suns in their 4 p.m.

    Mamon will again pin his hopes on the foursome of Mark Alfafara, John Vic de Guzman, Howard Mojica and Kheeno Franco for firepower and blocking, Vincent Mangulabnan for playmaking, and Gilbert Longavela and Jayson Ramos for reception and digs while skipper Rolando Casillan, Henry Peca-A and John Torres hope to provide quality minutes and clutch hits for the team.

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    “We’ll make it a little harder for them with our defense," said Mamon.

    Cagayan is expected to come up with key adjustments although coach Nes Pamilar will most likely rely on his talented crew of Marck Espejo, Peter Torres, Jan Paglinawan and Rex Intal for offense.

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    PLDT produced 56 attacks, nine blocks and four aces in besting Cagayan on Sunday but the Rising Suns didn’t actually fare bad with 52 kills, seven blocks and two aces.

    Air Force, meanwhile, also seeks to close out its own best-of-three series for third with Cignal in the 2 p.m. opener after the Airmen pulled off a thrilling five-set decision in the series opener.

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    John Vic de Guzman and the Ultra Fast Spikers hope to finish off the Rising Suns. Freddie Dionisio
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