PETRO Gazz tries to open its second round elims drive the way it kicked off its campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference – in emphatic fashion – as it faces BanKo-Perlas on Wednesday at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.
The Angels look to duplicate its straight-sets win over the Perlas Spikers as they clash at 4 p.m.
Petro Gazz swept the first round without dropping a set, with imports Wilma Salas and Janisa Johnson complementing well with the locals led by Jeanette Panaga, Cherry Nuñag, Maricar Baloaloa, Cienne Cruz and Djanel Cheng.
BanKo-Perlas, on the other hand, is coming off a loss to Army and holds a 2-3 win-loss record.
Kia Bright and Yasemin Yildirim, backed by Nicole Tiamzon, Kathy Bersola, Sue Roces and Dzi Gervacio hope to get back on track.
Creamline, meanwhile, tries to close out its first round campaign with another victory as it goes for a fourth straight win against hapless BaliPure in the 2 p.m. match.
The defending champion Cool Smashers racked up three straight victories after bowing to the Angels in the opener last May 26, crushing the PacificTown Army Lady Troopers in three and beating the Perlas Spikers and Motolite Power Builders in four to seize solo second.
In contrast, the Water Defenders dropped their first four games, including three in shutout fashions, with imports Alexandra Vajdova and Danijela Dzakovic needing to raise the level of their play against Creamline’s power duo of Kuttika Kaewpin and Aleoscar Blanco.
Creamline also boasts of a power-packed local crew headed by Alyssa Valdez, Michelle Gumabao, Risa Sato, Jema Galanza and Jia Morado, who are all expected to dominate the likes of counterparts Grazielle Bombita, Satriani Espiritu, Menchie Tubiera, Sandy delos Santos, Mae Gual and Jela Peña.