TACLOBAN hopes to emerge strong coming off a long break while BanKo-Perlas tries to recover lost grounds as they clash on Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.
The Fighting Warays bounced back from a shutout loss to the PayMaya High Flyers in the opener with a tough five-set win over the PetroGazz Angels.
They expect to get a win run going and join idle Creamline Cool Smashers and the PayMaya High Flyers on top.
The Perlas Spikers are aiming at the same target in their 6:30 p.m. encounter, eager to rebound from their setback to the Pocari-Air Force Lady Warriors in Tuguegarao on Sunday.
BanKo-Perlas started with a come-from-behind five-set thriller over fancied Creamline on Saturday but bowed to a resurgent Pocari the following day, leaving idle Iriga-Navy as the lone unbeaten squad in the eight-team field.
Meanwhile, BaliPure and PetroGazz try to break into the win column as they clash in the 4 p.m. match.
Imports Amporn Hyapha and Sasiwimol Sangpan seek to raise the level of their games and complement well with the games of the locals led by reigning NCAA MVP Shola Alvarez, Jovielyn Prado and setter Kyle Negrito as the Fighting Warays face the Perlas Spikers boasting of a star-studded roster.
They include a pair of power-hitting reinforcements in Jutarat Montripila and Kia Bright and a local crew headed by Amy Ahomiro, Sue Roces, Rysabelle Devanadera, Dzi Gervacio, liberos Gizelle Tan and Ella de Jesus, and playmaker Fenela Emnas.
Vice Co shoots for its second straight win in the men’s division as it takes on Cignal at 10 a.m. while PLDT and Instituto Estetico Manila tangle at 12 p.m.