PLDT made to sweat by Meralco but manages to preserve unblemished slate ahead of V-League finals
Alyssa Valdez shows the way anew as the Ultra Fast Hitters record their 10th win in as many matches. Jerome Ascano

PLDT shook off a sluggish start, preserving its unblemished record with a 22-25, 25-15, 21-25, 25-16, 18-16 win over also ran Meralco on Tuesday in the Shakey’s V-League Season 12 Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan.

Alyssa Valdez scored 23 points as the Ultra Fast Hitters, who had earlier secured a place in the finals, notched their 10th victory in as many matches.

Jaja Santiago scored 19 points and Gretcel Soltones added 12.

“Tinanong ko ang mga bata, sabi ko, ano gusto niyo lang ba ma-satisfy ang ego niyo or magpahinga na tayo? Eh sabi nila sa akin, laban tayo coach, so ayun sa fourth set tumayo na ako laban na kami,” said PLDT coach Roger Gorayeb.

PLDT Home Ultera will face Philippine Army in the best-of-three finals starting on Thursday.

Aby Marano scored 19 points, from 13 spikes four blocks and two service aces, while Maica Morada added 14 markers for Meralco, which will battle Cagayan Valley battle for third place.

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