Petron volleybelles clinch 5th over Cagayan (July 24, 2014)
Marc Anthony Reyes [ Source: Inquirer ]

Volleyball

Cignal HD gained a morale-boosting win going into the men’s finals with a 25-18, 25-22, 25-21 rout of Instituto Estetico Manila yesterday in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference volleyball tournament at Cuneta Astrodome.

Already assured of a berth in the championship prior to the game, the HD Spikers unleashed their full might in scoring their sixth win in eight matches.

Howard Mojica and Adam Daquer paced Cignal with 14 and 12 points, respectively, while Edmar Sanchez added eight as the HD spikers dealt the Phoenix Volley Masters their fifth loss in eight games.

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Army tackles Shakey’s V-League champion Cagayan (July 24, 2014)
Cedelf P. Tupas [ Source: Inquirer ]

Volleyball

Powerhouse Army puts its unbeaten streak on the line today against defending champion Cagayan Valley in a crucial Shakey’s V-League Season II Open Conference match at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

Sporting a 5-0 record, the Lady Troopers face their toughest test yet in the 4 p.m. duel with the Rising Suns, whose 16-game sweep on their way to the title last year is a feat that Army is determined to match.

PLDT Home Telpad tries to tighten its grip on the No. 2 spot against Air Force in the first game at 2 p.m.

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Volleyball

 Army went through some anxious moments with new combinations but toppled Philippine National Police just the same, 25-16, 25-22, 25-22, to move within two wins from sweeping the elims of the Shakey’s V-League Season II Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan on Tuesday.

Top hitters Rachel Ann Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga did start for Army but coach Rico de Guzman let the others did the rest as the Lady Troopers posted their fifth straight victory to hold off a comebacking PLDT Home Telpad in their battle for the top spot heading to the quarterfinal round of the mid-season conference of the league sponsored by Shakey’s.

The Lady Patrollers actually seized control in the second set but just couldn’t stop the Lady Troopers, who re-imposed their superiority, especially in attacks, to wrap up the win 73 minutes.

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Volleyball

MANILA, Philippines — PLDT Home Telpad seeks solo top spot as it tangles with winless Philippine National Police even as Cagayan Valley and National University break their tie at No. 4 in the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan.

More than gunning for their fourth straight win, the Turbo Boosters are also using the 2 p.m. match as a warmup for their highly anticipated duel with fellow unbeaten team Army on Thursday.

Looking to bounce back, the Lady Rising Suns and the Lady Bulldogs clash at 4 p.m.

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AirAsia, PLDT gain PSL Final Four (July 14, 2014)
Marc Anthony Reyes [ Source: Inquirer ]

Volleyball

MANILA, Philippines — AirAsia fought back from two sets down to frustrate Cagayan Valley, 16-25, 16-25, 25-16, 25-17, 15-13, even as PLDT Home TVolution stopped a Dindin Santiago-led Petron, 16-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-22, Sunday night to reach the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference semifinals at Cuneta Astrodome.

Returning star Michele Gumabao delivered the goods in the fifth and final set, including the clincher at matchpoint, to push the Flying Spikers to the semifinals against the Generika-Army Lady Troopers on Wednesday.

Stephanie Mercado topscored with 22 points while Aby Marano and Cha Cruz added 17 points for AirAsia. Gumabao had six points.

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Volleyball

MANILA, Philippines - With three victories each and with power-packed rosters, Army and newcomer PLDT Home Telpad appear to have edge over the rest of the field in the spirited chase for the Shakey’s V-League Season II Open Conference crown.

Both disposed of their respective first three rivals in smashing fashion with the Lady Troopers, wiinners here in Season 8, beating the UP Lady Maroons and National U Lady Bulldogs in straight sets and title contender the Air Force Raiders in four.

The Turbo Boosters, on the other hand, proved to be more impressive, sweeping the Lady Maroons, the Ateneo Lady Eagles and the Cagayan Valley Rising Suns, who posted a record 16-game sweep to capture the crown last year.

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2014 Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference. www.philstar.com

MANILA, Philippines – The beautiful stars of the game – Dindin Santiago and Michelle Gumabao – are expected sparkle when Petron and AirAsia take on separate foes in the quarterfinals of the 2014 PLDT Home-Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference volleyball tournament Sunday at the Cuneta Astrodome.

The third-seeded Blaze Spikers tackle No. 6 PLDT at 3 p.m. while the fourth-seeded Flying Spikers collide with No. 5 Cagayan Valley at 5 p.m., looking to coast to the semifinals of the women's division of this premiere inter-club tournament supported by PLDT Home DSL and backed by Mikasa, Asics, Mueller Tapes, Jinling Sports Equipment, LGR, Bench and Healthway Medical.

The survivor between Petron and PLDT will take on No. 2 RC Cola Air Force while the winner in the AirAsia-Cagayan Valley showdown will face top team Generika Army in the do-or-die semifinals next week.

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