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Bali Pure sweeps Pocari Sweat to grab last PVL semis spot

MANILA, Philippines – Bali Pure is through to the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference after sweeping Pocari Sweat, 25-21, 25-16, 25-23, on Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

The Water Defenders buckled down to work early to sweep the first two sets, but had to overcome a poor start in the third to complete a straight-sets victory over the defending champions.

Bali Pure advances to the PVL Open semifinals. Arvin Lim, ABS-CBN Sports
With the victory, Bali Pure finished the elimination round with a 4-3 win-loss record, and secured a date with unbeaten top seed Creamline (7-0) in the best-of-three semifinals.

Bali Pure also foiled the BanKo-Perlas Spikers' bid for a playoff for the last Final 4 seat.

Jerrili Malabanan led the Water Defenders with 14 points, while Grethcel Soltones scored 11 points and Risa Sato added 10 markers.

Bali Pure outgunned Pocari Sweat, tallying 40 attack points to only 24 by the Lady Warriors. Pocari star Myla Pablo mustered only 10 points, converting only seven of her 36 hits.

Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/07/30/17/bali-pure-sweeps-pocari-sweat-to-grab-last-pvl-semis-spot

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