ACTION in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference heats up this week with six teams in contention for two outright semifinal berths.
Balipure seeks a share of the lead as it faces pacesetting Creamline, while PetroGazz looks to make it four straight wins as it battles PayMaya on Saturday at the Filoil Flying V Center.
Creamline holds a 4-1 win-loss card, while BaliPure and PayMaya share second place at 3-2.
Surging PetroGazz has caught up with Pocari-Air Force and Tacloban at fourth with 3-3 cards.
BanKo-Perlas and Iriga-Navy are out of the race for the outright semis seat with 2-4 and 1-4 slates, respectively.
The No. 1 team will then meet the No. 4 and the Nos. 2 and 3 squads will clash in the best-of-three semifinals. The finals will also be best-of-three.
PetroGazz and Tacloban bolstered their bids, with the Angels sustaining their impressive fightback from 0-3 card with a 25-19, 20-25, 28-26, 25-21 victory over the defending champion Lady Warriors.
The Fighting Warays, on the other hand, defeated the Lady Oragons, 25-20, 25-22, 27-25.
The men’s semis race is also tight, with Cignal pacing the field with a 3-1 slate followed by newcomer Vice Co (2-1). Instituto Estetico Manila and PLDT are tied with 2-2 cards while Air Force and Army bring up the rear with 1-2 and 1-3 marks, respectively.
Vice Co seeks a share of the lead against PLDT at 10 a.m. on Saturday.