THE IMPORTS take the spotlight anew today when the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix volleyball hosts an out-of-town match at Sto. Domingo gym in Ilocos Sur.
The PSL takes action to the countryside where it’s business as usual for Petron and RC Cola-Air Force, both of which will gun for second wins in the tournament.
Petron battles Mane ‘N Tail while RC Cola Air Force takes on Generika in a doubleheader that kicks off at 4 p.m.
MANILA, Philippines -- After going through its aspirants with a fine tooth comb, the Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) has chosen 18 men and 18 women who are poised to become the country’s standard-bearers in the 28th Singapore Southeast Asian Games next year.
Representing the best in local volleyball, the PVF introduced the members of the national pool supported by PLDT HOME Fibr at a glittering press conference recently held at the grand ballroom of the New World Hotel in Makati City.
“These players were chosen following a rigid screening process by our PVF national team management committee,” said PVF president Karl Chan. “We pray and anticipate that they will make our country proud in next year’s international competitions, especially the Singapore SEA Games.”
MANILA, Philippines—Continuing their dominance in the men’s division, the Instituto Estetico Manila Phoenix Volley Masters rained down on the Far Eastern University Tamaraws 3-0, 25-20, 25-21, 25-21, during their second round matchup of the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 at the Arena in San Juan Thursday evening.
With the victory, IEM climbed atop the men’s division of the league with a 4-1 win-loss card, one win ahead of previous leaders Systema.
Tied at 10-apiece at the final set, IEM then took control holding off the pesky Tams with systematic and timely leads.
MANILA, Philippines—Making good after their two-set meltdown, the Philippine Army Lady Troopers took down the Cagayan Lady Rising Suns 3-2, 25-22, 26-24, 26-28, 23-25, 15-13, during their second round matchup of the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 3rd Conference at the San Juan Arena Thursday evening.
With a 13-all stalemate, Jovelyn Gonzaga and Nene Bautista rose from the ranks with back-to-back offensive assaults that put an end to the five-setter for good.
Unbeaten in five outings, the Lady Troopers needed two hours and 26 minutes to put down the Rising Suns.
Army allowed Cagayan to roar back when they were up two sets to none with errors getting the best of them.
Cignal leaned on Americans Lindsay Stalzer and Sarah Ammerman anew as it overwhelmed newcomer Mane ‘N Tail, 25-15, 22-25, 25-19, 26-24, yesterday to gain the solo lead in the 2014 Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix at Cuneta Astrodome.
Picking up from where they left off in the opening-day win over RC Cola Air Force, Stalzer and Ammerman scattered 25 and 22 hits, respectively, as coach Sammy Acaylar’s squad sustained its fiery form.
Later, RC Cola spoiled the debut of Foton, notching a swift and merciless 25-13, 25-20, 25-14 victory.
Powerhouse teams Army and Cagayan Valley renew their rivalry today with the Lady Troopers shooting for a title berth in the women’s division of the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 Third Conference at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
The Lady Troopers are gunning for a fifth straight win in the 6 p.m. duel with the Lady Rising Suns who are also attempting to strengthen their bid to nail a berth in the championship round.
Instituto Estetico Manila also tries to nail the first finals seat in the inaugural men’s play as it collides with a struggling Far Eastern U side in the 4 p.m. opener.
Instituto Estetico Manila boosted its hopes of nailing a finals berth after hammering out a 25-14, 25-22, 25-16 victory over Rizal Technological U yesterday in the men’s division of the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 Third Conference at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.
The Volley Masters survived a gutsy stand by the Blue Thunder in the second set, before asserting their might anew in the third frame to wrap up their straight victory.
The win allowed the Volley Masters to tie Systema Tooth and Gum Care at 3-1 as RTU dropped into a tie for third spot with Far Eastern U at 1-3.