BALIPURE will look to complete a sweep and prevent Pocari Sweat from getting back in the PVL Open finals.
The second match of the best-of-three series is set on Wednesday and the Water Defenders hope to seal the crown and even things with the Lady Warriors, who won three matches in their Reinforced Conference title showdown.
“They have nothing in mind but to win,” said BaliPure coach Roger Gorayeb, lauding the heads-up games of Grethcel Soltones, Aiko Urdas, Risa Sato and Jerrili Malabanan and playmakers Jasmine Nabor and Angelica Cayuna in the series opener.
“They played a pretty solid game, especially Urdas,” added Gorayeb, citing the former National U mainstay’s superb game that included 12 kills and three kill blocks.
The match is set at 6:30 p.m. after the 4 p.m. clash for third between Creamline and Air Force and the 1 p.m. duel for the men’s crown between Mega Builders and Cignal TV.