Jaja Santiago stars as PLDT starts round-robin semis with quick win over Cagayan Valley
Jaja Santiago and the Ultra Fast Hitters close in on a finals berth. Freddie Dionisio

PLDT Home Ultera is one win away from a Finals stint after an easy 25-22, 25-14, 25-23 win over Cagayan Valley on Thursday in the semifinals of the Shakey's V-League Season 12 Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan. 

Jaja Santiago scored 15 points and Gretcel Soltones added 10 as the Ultra Fast Hitters extended their winning run to 11.

Alyssa Valdez chipped in with eight points and Sue Roces had seven for PLDT, which needed an hour and 20 minutes to finish the match.

PLDT, which scored 22 points on Cagayan Valley's errors, join Philippine Army in the early lead in the round-robin semifinals.

Aiza Maizo-Pontillas scored 17 points, while Rosemarie Vargas added 10 for Cagayan Valley.

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