MANILA, Philippines - System Tooth and Gum Care leaned on its rock-solid net defense as it pulled off a 29-27, 26-24, 25-18 victory to seize the solo lead in the men’s division of the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 Third Conference at The Arena in San Juan City last night.
Sylvester Honrade led all spikers with 14 hits, including six on blocks to propel the Active Smashers to their third straight victory after dropping their opening game match to the Instituto Estetico Manila Volley Masters for the solo lead.
“We knew we needed to tighten our net defense for us to beat them,” said Systema coach Arnold Laniog in Pilipino.
MANILA, Philippines — Petron’s tandem of American import Alaina Bergsma and Dindin Santiago were too much for Generika as the Blaze Spikers won, 26-24, 25-18, 23-25, 25-23, in the opener of Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix Saturday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
The 6-foot-3 Bergsma teamed up with the 6-foot-2 Santiago to cover both ends for Petron, which could’ve won in a shutout had it not blew an 18-14 lead in the third set.
Bergsma, a former University of Oregon standout, fired 23 points while Santiago tallied 22.
UNBEATEN Army sets out as the heavy favorite against winless Meralco today as it tries to extend its women’s win run to four in the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 Third Conference at Filoil Flying Arena in San Juan.
Although they were dragged to five sets by the Cagayan Valley Rising Suns last Oct. 7 and forced into a four-setter by the PLDT Home Telpad Turbo Boosters last Thursday, the Lady Troopers are fancied to get past the Power Spikers, who have lost all their first round games in the season-ending conference sponsored by Shakey’s and backed by Mikasa and Accel.
System Tooth and Gum Care also tries to duplicate its victory over Far Eastern U in their 4 p.m. encounter in the men’s division with the Active Smashers also bidding to seize the solo lead.
ARMY reasserted its might to repulse PLDT Home Telpad, 29-31, 25-19, 25-16, 25-18, in women’s play of the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 Third Conference at Filoil Flying V Arena late Thursday.
Behind the stellar performances of Dindin Santiago and Jovelyn Gonzaga, the Lady Troopers stretched their win run to three for a sweep of the first-round eliminations.
Santiago fired 19 hits and had four blocks and Gonzaga, the reigning Open Conference MVP, came through with 17 points as the Lady Troopers recovered from a tough loss in the first set for the win.
With a bevy of quality foreign reinforcements beefing up the teams, a wide-open race for the title looms in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix that opens tomorrow at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Six teams, bannered by two imports each, dispute the women’s crown, while the men’s tournament will feature five squads including newcomer Cavite Patriots and Bench (formerly known as Systema). Cignal, PLDT Telpad and Maybank are also vying for the men’s title.
PSL president Philip Ella Juico said the champion of the women’s tournament will represent the country in the Asian Volleyball Club Championship.
MANILA, Philippines—A first set blow would not deter them as the Philippine Army leveled the PLDT Turbo Boosters 3-1, 29-31, 25-19, 25-16, 25-18, during their last outing of the first round of the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 Reinforced Conference at the Arena in San Juan Thursday evening.
Philippine Army reloaded their rifles in the succeeding three sets after getting jammed in the first.
With the Turbo Boosters looking sluggish in their offense, the Lady Troopers took advantage of crucial errors that led to PLDT’s demise and an unblemished 3-0 record for the Philippine Army.
MANILA, Philippines—Ending their first round campaign on a high-note, the Systema Active Smashers upended the Rizal Technological University Blue Thunder 3-1 (25-18, 22-25, 25-17, 25-22) at the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 Men’s Division at the Arena in San Juan Thursday evening.
Amidst a string of errors, the Active Smashers pulled it together in the end game with Roland Tonquin and Angelo Espiritu rising high in the defensive to give Systema a first place tie with IEM Phoenix Volley Masters with a win-loss slate of 2-1.
Espiritu and Mark Lee scored on back-to-back possessions to make it 23-22 for the Active Smashers as RTU committed a team blunder that gave the match point to Systema.
Systema head coach Arnold Laniog admitted that his team’s 40 errors were so much for them that it fueled the youngsters of RTU to step on the gas pedal in the second set.