DEFENDING champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force takes on PayMaya, while fan favorite Creamline battles BanKo-Perlas in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference on Saturday in Tuguegarao.
The Lady Warriors have linked up with the Jet Spikers to bolster their title-retention drive, enlisting Wendy Semana, Iari Yongco, Dell Palomata, Angel Mae Antipuesto and May Ann Pantino to back mainstays Myla Pablo, Elaine Kasilag and Jeannete Panaga.
Pocari also boasts of a pair of six-foot imports eager to prove their worth with team manager Ken Mirasol pinning his hopes on Maddie Palmer from Radford University and Arielle Love from Duquesne University.
In college, Palmer recorded 1,494 kills, the highest in her school during the rally era while posting 1,116 digs, making her only the fifth player in Radford history with at least 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs.
Love is a three-time Atlantic 10 First-Team All-Conference member.
The PayMaya High Flyers are coming off a win over the Tacloban Fighting Warays behind reinforcements Nicole Rountree and Shelby Sullivan.
They clash at 2 p.m.
The Cool Smashers likewise posted a convincing victory against the Petro Gazz Angels in their debut, with Thai Kuttika Kaewpin leading the charge and Alyssa Valdez drawing solid backup from new teammates Michele Gumabao, Melissa Gohing and Risa Sato.
Creamline expects a tough challenge in its 4 p.m. clash with BanKo-Perlas, bannered by imports Lakia Bright and Jutarat Montripila and talented locals led by Dzi Gervacio, Sue Roces, Rysabelle Devanadera, Mae Tajima, Gizelle Tan, Ella de Jesus, Amanda Villanueva, Jem Ferrer, Nicole Tiamzon and Amy Ahomiro.
On Sunday, Pocari takes on BanKo, while Creamline takes on PayMaya still in Tuguegarao.