After a pair of lopsided triumphs over lowly teams, newcomer Megabuilders braces for a tougher chal-lenge when they square off with Instituto Estetico Manila in Saturday re-sumption of the Premier Volleyball League Men’s Open Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan.
The Volley Bolt ac-tually debuted with a five-set reversal over the fan-cied Army Troopers before toppling Café Lupe and Gamboa Coffee Mix via a pair of three setters.
That put Megabuilders on top with Cignal TV with 3-0 cards with the Volley Bolt hoping to build on their strong start as they gear up for tougher battles against the league’s fancied teams.
Against the IEM Phoenix Volley Masters, coach Dante Alinsunurin is confident he could again draw superb games from his starters, including Francis Saura, Fauzi Ismail, Madzlan Gampong, Vin-cent Ogoc, Kim Mala-bunga and Bryan Bagunas.
Gametime is at 1 p.m. after the 10 a.m. clash bet-ween defending champion Air Force and winless Café Lupe.
Men’s Standings W L
Megabuilders 3 0
Cignal TV 3 0
Air Force 2 1
Sta. Elena 1 2
Army 1 2
IEM 1 1
Café Lupe 0 2
Gamboa 0 3
10 a.m. – Café Lupe vs Air Force (men’s)
1 p.m. – IEM vs Megabuilders (men’s)
4 p.m. – Pocari Sweat vs Creamline (women’s)
6:30 p.m. – Power Smashers vs Perlas (women’s)