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Water Defenders sweep Lady Maroons, back on win column

BaliPure bounced back mightily from a painful setback with a cakewalk, 25-23, 25-21, 25-23, demolition of University of the Philippines Saturday in the inaugural Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Grethcel Soltones, Aiko Urdas and Risa Sato brought the Water Defenders back in the win column days after absorbing a four-set defeat at the hands of Creamline last Wednesday for a 2-1 win-loss record.

Risa Sato of BaliPure penetrates an attack through the defense of Aiesha Gannaban of University of the Philippines. Richard Esguerra, ABS-CBN Sports
The Lady Maroons gave BaliPure a scare in the third set, overhauling a 19-22 deficit to take a 23-22 lead from an attack by Isa Molde. Jerrili Malabanan answered with an off the block kill to tie the set at 23.

Sato put the Water Defenders at match point with a quick attack before sealing the contest with a block kill.

Soltones finished with 18 points with 16 coming off spikes while Urdas and Sato scored 13 points each for BaliPure, which will take on Philippine Air Force next after a one-week break. Malabanan had 10.

Water Defenders playmaker Jasmine Nabor had 40 excellent sets out of thee 44 attack points unleashed by BaliPure.

Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/07/08/17/pvl-water-defenders-sweep-lady-maroons-back-on-win-column

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