12:30 p.m. -- PAF vs. Cignal (Spikers’ Turf)
4 p.m. -- Pocari Sweat vs. PCG (V-League)
6 p.m. -- UP vs. UST (V-League)
UNIVERSITY of the Philippines found Coast Guard an easy picking, 25-10, 25-19, 25-15, to enter the win column yesterday in the Shakey’s V-League Reinforced Conference at the Philsports Arena.
Diana Carlos tallied 14 kills, two blocks and a service ace to finish with 19 points, veterans Nicole Tiamzon and Kathy Bersola combined for 19 points, while libero Pia Gaiser collected 13 digs for the Lady Maroons, who needed only 71 points to repulse the Lady Dolphins.
Playing its usual solid attacking game, UP outhit Coast Guard, 42-20, which keyed its win.
Bersola also accounted two of the Lady Maroons’ seven blocks, underlining their squad’s huge height advantage.
The Lady Dolphins remained winless in three starts to stay at the bottom of the standings, putting their semis aspirations in peril.
All of Coast Guard’s losses were straight sets, as it tries to cope up with the stiff competition in the season-ending tournament.
Grenlen Malapit led the Lady Dolphins with five hits while Michaela Caraan added four markers.
Meanwhile, BaliPure got a boost after American reinforcements Kaylee Manns and Kate Morrell were cleared to play against University of Santo Tomas last night after getting their International Certificate Transfers needed to play in the league.
Also given the go-signal to play were Bureau of Customs’ Thais imports Kanjana Kuthaisong and Nattanicha Jaisen, who missed their team’s first two games.
Pocari Sweat imports Bre Mackie and Andrea Kacsits earlier had their papers processed without any hitch and were able to suit up in a loss to Philippine Air Force last Wednesday.
In the Spikers’ Turf, Jason Canlas had four blocks to finish with 17 points while Michael Zamora added 12 points as Instituto Estetico Manila outlasted Champion Supra, 20-25, 25-23, 25-22, 22-25, 15-10, to improve its record at 1-1.
Jason Canlas and Edan Canlas took charge in the decider as the Phoenix Volley Masters broke loose from a tight duel that featured eighth deadlocks, seizing a 14-9 lead en route to victory.
It was a big bounce-back win for IEM, which dropped its opening day match to defending champion Cignal TV with the high-leaping 5-9 Jason Canlas, coming off as a replacement for the injured Jerome Sarmiento, unleashing a kill into the center court after an off-the-block hit by Champion Supra’s Joven Camaganakan to close out the thrilling match marked by 18 ties.