The Perlas Spikers bucked the fancied power-hitting Alyssa Valdez and Creamline with endgame spunk to pull off a 23-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-21 victory and force an early three-way tie for the lead in the Premier Volleyball League at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan late Sunday.
The Spikers yielded 15 attack points but made up for this with solid serving while coming through with strong finishing kick from the second set on to pound out the come-from-behind one-hour, 38-minute vic-tory.
Amy Ahomiro fired 17 hits while Dzi Gervacio added 13 markers and Kathy Bersola chipped in nine points as they neutra-lized Valdez’s 25-hit output in the opener of the Rein-forced Conference of the country’s premier league organized by Sports Vision.
Meanwhile, BaliPure and the Power Smashers dispute the early lead at resumption of action at 4 p.m. today while Perlas also shoots for its second straight win against Air Force at 6:30 p.m..
Sta. Elena and Café Lupe tangle in the lone men’s match of the tournament backed by Asics and Mikasa at 1 p.m.
The Nes Pamilar-mentored Power Smashers are brimming with confi-dence after stunning the defending champion Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors, 25-9, 25-22, 25-21.
1 p.m. – Sta. Elena vs Cafe Lupe (men’s)
4 p.m. – BaliPure vs Power Smashers (women’s)
6:30 p.m. – Perlas vs Air Force (women’s)