Pocari, BaliPure triumph, near PVL finals

first_imgView comments MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Pocari Sweat blew a two-set lead but proved steadier in the decider as it carved out a 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 22-25, 15-12 decision over the Power Smashers to close in on the other finals berth in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference in San Juan late Saturday.The Lady Warriors fell short by four in power attacks against the Power Smashers, 48-52, but made up for the slack with solid blocking, 15-13, while producing two aces more than their stubborn rivals, 8-6, to clinch the victory in their side of the best-of-three semifinal series.Earlier, top seed BaliPure rallied past Creamline, 22-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-21, to likewise move a win from advancing to the finals of the season-opening conference of the league organized by Sports Vision.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Michelle Strizak fired 20 points while Myla Pablo blasted in 16 hits and Jeanette Panaga and Desiree Dadang combined for 27 points as the defending champions kept their win run going following a sweep of the quarterfinal round to clinch the No. 3 seeding.Thai import Kannika Tipachot matched Strizak’s output and Hyapa Amporn and Jovelyn Prado combined for 29 hits, but the Power Smashers’ rally fizzled out in the stretch of the fifth set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutVictories by Pocari and BaliPure in Game 2 tomorrow will arrange a titular showdown between the Lady Warriors and the Water Defenders with the Lady Warriors eyeing a second straight championship in the import-laced tournament of the league backed by Mikasa and Asics.The Power Smashers and Creamline, however, are determined to bounce back and send their respective Final Four duels into a decider on Thursday. Over 10,000 join Blacklight Run Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img