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    BaliPure goes for the jugular against Pocari Sweat in PVL Open finals

    Aug 14, 2017
    Coach Roger Gorayeb and the Water Defenders look to prevent the Lady Warriors from claiming back-to-back PVL titles. Dante Peralta

    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.

    [See Open Conference MVP Myla Pablo confident Pocari can once again rise from an early series deficit]

    “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.

     

     

     

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    Coach Roger Gorayeb and the Water Defenders look to prevent the Lady Warriors from claiming back-to-back PVL titles. Dante Peralta
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