Bre Mackie-led Pocari faces off with All-Filipina UST Tigresses for top spot in V-League

POCARI Sweat and University of Santo Tomas battle for the No. 1 spot in the semifinals when they clash on Wednesday at the close of the eliminations of the V-League Reinforced Conference at the Philsports Arena in Pasig.

American import Bre Mackie, averaged 21 hits in their last two games and emerged as best spiker and blocker, and Lady Warriors coach Rommel Abella does not deny they need her to contribute consistently as they vie for the title.

"She's been carrying the load for us and we hope she keeps it up," said Abella.

The Lady Warriors have won five straight matches including four-set win over BaliPure that gave them a share of the lead with UST.

Pocari also has American import Kay Kacsits, top locals Michelle Gumabao, Myla Pablo and Fil-Am setter Iris Tonelada.

UST, led by EJ Laure, Ria Meneses, Chloei Cortes, Cherry Rondina and Pam Lastimosa, is coming off a title romp in the University Games in Dumaguete.

The match is at 6 p.m.

Semis-bound BaliPure, meanwhile, clashes winless Coast Guard at 4 p.m.

The Pocari-UST match will be aired live over ABS-CBN Sports + Action and via streaming on www.v-league.ph.

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