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    Balse, Daquis power Army over Air Force and into top spot

    Jul 6, 2014
    Middle blocker Mary Jean Balse comes up with 20 huge points for the Philippine Army squad. Dante Peralta

    PHILIPPINE Army moved to the top spot as it turned back Philippine Air Force, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 25-23, in the Shakey's V-League Season 11 Open Conference on Sunday at The Arena in San Juan.

    Ging Balse and Rachel Anne Daquis had 20 points apiece, while Jovelyn Gonzaga came up with 12 markers as the Lady Troopers scored their second win in as many matches.

    Army dominated the blocking department (12-9), and scored 14 service aces against just three by Air Force.

    "Ang sabi ko lang sa kanila tyagain na natin ang blocking, kasi hindi tayo mananalo kung mawawala 'yun," said Army coach Rico de Guzman.

    Veteran Tina Salak again delivered huge, registering 33 of the Lady Troopers’ 36 excellent sets.

    "Ang naging advantage namin talaga eh ang setter namin," said De Guzman.

    Maika Ortiz scored 14, while Judy Ann Caballejo and Iari Yongco had 12 each for for Air Force, which now holds an even record of 1-1.

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