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V-League: BaliPure survives UP

  • Written by Theodore P. Jurado
  • Published in Volleyball
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Games tomorrow:

(Philsports Arena)

12:30 p.m. --  Cignal vs. Army (Spikers’ Turf)

4 p.m. -- Laoag vs. Pocari Sweat (V-League)

6 p.m. -- PAF vs. UP (V-League)

KATE Morrell and Dzi Gervacio are slowly getting to be a deadly offensive combo for BaliPure.

The Water Defenders weathered a tough University of the Philippines in the second set to hammer out a 25-13, 25-23, 25-17 win and boost their semifinals bid yesterday in the Shakey’s V-League Reinforced Conference at the Philsports Arena.
   
Morrell and Gervacio took charge in the second frame, nailing key hits to give BaliPure a two-set lead.
   
The Lady Maroons again gave a stiff resistance until midway in the third before Morrell took charge again down the stretch to lift the Water Defenders a third straight win.
   
“We are very happy with the win but we cannot be complacent,” said BaliPure’s Charo Soriano.
   
Morrell took the player of the game honors with 24 points, including 19 from spikes,  to spearhead the Water Defenders’ charge.
   
UP, which drew a team-best nine points from Diana Carlos, dropped to a 2-4 hole and on the brink of elimination in the Final Four race.
   
Meanwhile, some of the BaliPure players are auctioning their jerseys where the proceeds will go to the victims of Super Typhoon “Lawin” which devastated Northern Luzon.
   
One of them was Soriano, whose father hails from Tuguegarao City which was one of the badly-hit areas by the storm, the strongest that hit the country this year.
   
In the Spikers’ Turf, Arjay Onia and Berlin Paglinawan combined for 20 hits Champion Supra defeated Philppine Army, 25-13, 25-16, 25-22, for its second straight victory.