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Bali Pure sweeps Creamline, sets up PVL Finals rematch vs. Pocari

MANILA, Philippines – Displaying poise under pressure, the Bali Pure Water Defenders came away with a shocking sweep of Creamline to advance to the Finals of the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference.

Behind a stout defense and the playmaking of Jasmine Nabor, the Water Defenders claimed a hard-fought 25-22, 27-25, 25-23 victory on Wednesday evening at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

BaliPure celebrates a point against Creamline. Arvin Lim, ABS-CBN Sports
Though they won in just three sets, the Water Defenders had to battle for every point, especially in the extended second set, and weather the exit of libero Alyssa Eroa in the third frame due to a knee injury.

"Hindi ko ine-expect na tatlo (three-set win)," said Bali Pure coach Roger Gorayeb. "Siyempre, ang expectation ko ay manalo kami. Regardless kung ilang set, manalo, you go to the Finals, 'yun ang importante sa amin."

Meanwhile, it was a sorry finish to the conference for the Cool Smashers, who swept the elimination round and won the first game of the best-of-three semifinals series, only to stumble in the finish line without star spiker Alyssa Valdez.

Author: Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News
Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/08/09/17/bali-pure-sweeps-creamline-sets-up-pvl-finals-rematch-vs-pocari

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