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    TMS Army, PLDT MyDSL battle for lead in Super Liga

    Nov 19, 2013
    American guest player Kaylee Manns and the Lady Speed Boosters go for back-to-back wins. Dante Peralta

    TMS Philippine Army looks to tighten its grip on the lead, while PLDT MyDSL tries to steal the top spot in the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix volleyball tournament on Wednesday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.

    The Lady Troopers, winners of the first conference, hold a 2-0 win-loss record and are threatening to pull away from the field.

    But the Speed Boosters are looking to score a second win in as many games and topple the league leaders in the 2 p.m. match.

    PLDT added firepower by acquiring Sue Roces, Charo Soriano, Maru Banaticla and veteran setter Rubie de Leon and is off to a fine start, beating Cignal in four sets in its opening game.

    Speed Boosters coach Roger Gorayeb noted the improvement with the arrival of their new local players, but stressed that what sets them apart from other teams is that they have no communication problems with American reinforcements Kaylee Manns and Savannah Noyes.

    PLDT chose to sign two former US NCAA Division I players, while other squads acquired guest players from Thailand, China and Japan.

    “Maganda kasi ang communication nila, walang problema kasi nagkakaintindihan ang mga players,” said the veteran mentor.

    Army coach Rico de Guzman says his players simply have to play the way they have been playing the past two games to maintain the clean record.

    “Paghahandaan namin ’yung foreign players nila pero ’yung reception at floor defense namin ganoon pa rin dapat,” said Lady Troopers coach Rico de Guzman.

    Meanwhile, Cagayan Valley, which bowed to Army in their last encounter, will try to get back on the winning track when it takes on RC Cola at 4 p.m.

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    American guest player Kaylee Manns and the Lady Speed Boosters go for back-to-back wins. Dante Peralta
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