Pocari survives BaliPure in thriller, nears semis

first_imgMOST READ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Meanwhile, Air Force booked the last semifinals berth in the men’s division after a 25-19, 25-19, 17-25, 25-22 victory over Instituto Estetico earlier.The Jet Spikers rose to 2-0 and kept the Volley Masters winless.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pushed against the wall by a young foe, Pocari Sweat-PAF fought back with a kind of game worthy of a defending champion on Wednesday night to secure at least a playoff for the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “We just showed our experience and hard work,” added Semana as Pocari handed BaliPure a second straight defeat in a 1-2 card.The youthful Water Defenders displayed so much spunk despite losing the fourth frame as the stalwarts from National University kept the fifth set close and even knotted it all up at 13.But unforced errors did the Water Defenders in, the last of their nine in the fifth set—which came via a long spike by 15-year-old sensation Mhicaela Belen—giving Pocari match point.Madeline Palmer came up with the win-sealing kill for Pocari and finished with 15 points, the same output of Myla Pablo.Janisa Johnson unloaded 30 points, while Alexis Matthews added 17 for BaliPure, which also got 10 points each from Belen and Roselyn Doria.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Caguioa downplays milestone, says he’s after more titles than individual feats Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 The Lady Warriors played catch-up for most of the match before turning back BaliPure-NU in a thriller, 29-27, 20-25, 19-25, 26-24, 15-13 at FilOil Flying V Centre.“As a setter you have to display patience especially when the team is having a hard time receiving,” Pocari setter Wendy Semana said in Filipino. She had 42 excellent sets for the Lady Warriors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownIt was the third win in four quarterfinal matches for Pocari, which needs just one more to advance to the semis outright.It certainly wasn’t easy for the squad which had a major revamp after winning three consecutive conference titles. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town View commentslast_img

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