July 23 Games Schedule

Games today at the Cuneta Astrodome
2:00 PM | Petron vs Cagayan (Battle for 5th place)
Live on Solar Sports, replay on July 24 at 2pm

4:00 PM | Cignal vs IEM
Live on Solar Sports, replay on July 25 at 1pm

6:00 PM | PLDT vs Systema
Delayed telecast on Solar Sports on July 24 at 4pm, Replayed on July 25 at 3pm

Salamat sa mga fans ng Philippine SuperLiga!

Only two play dates left– July 23′s battle for fifth and July 26′s Finals!

We would like to thank YOU the volleyball fans for enjoying the games with us during this 2014 All Filipino Conference.

Sana nag-enjoy kayo sa mga nakaraang mga laro at sana dumalo po kayo itong darating na Sabado, July 26 para sa Finals!

Masaya at good vibes sa Philippine SuperLiga at sana mag-imbita kayo ng mga kaibigan na manuod kahit hindi pa mahilig sa larong ito para makita nila na Ito Ang Volleyball!

Generika-Army sweeps AirAsia, enters finals for third time

Three was the magic number for the Generika-Army Troopers today as they upended the AirAsia Flying Spikers in three sets, 25-19, 25-23, 25-16, on July 20 at the Cuneta Astrodome to reach the Philippine SuperLiga women’s division finals for the third straight conference.

“Hindi ko ineexpect (the outcome),” winning coach Rico de Guzman said, who was anticipating a closer battle against AAZ. In their prior meeting in the elims, Generika-Philippine Army prevailed in four sets.

“Basta manalo kami, ok na,” he added as he and the Troopers arranged a finals encounter against the RC Cola-Philippine Air Force Raiders.

The only time the victors encountered resistance was in the second set. The Flying Spikers only needed two more points to close it out, but they were stopped on their tracks. Mary Jean Balse found an open area on the right side and directed her attack from the middle towards there to tie the count at 23-all. Jovelyn Gonzaga then scored off the block and Rachel Ann Daquis won the joust against Micmic Laborte to conclude the set.

“Yung opensa namin minalas lang siguro,” de Guzman remarked regarding the second set, citing the lack of finishing as the reason of why it was much more even than the two other frames. “OK naman yung receive namin at yung set.”

De Guzman shared that after learning that they were to face AirAsia Zest in the semis, they concentrated on stopping the Flying Spikers’ main guns namely, Cha Cruz, Stephanie Mercado, and Aby Marano. This proved to be fruitful as the three combined for only 22 points with Mercado the only one who scored in double figures with a measly ten points.

A troika of Troopers breached the ten-point mark with Gonzaga leading the way with 14 points. Balse and Nerissa Bautista continue to turn back the clock as they combined for 22 markers.

Generika-Army outclassed the redshirts in nearly all statistical departments, a testament to the Troopers’ domination in the match.

AirAsia goes up against fellow vanquished-in-the-semifinal-round squad PLDT in the battle for third place.

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Raiders enter PSL finals for first time

The RC Cola-Air Force Raiders went through an ordeal against the PLDT Home TVolution Power Attackers as they needed five sets with the score of 16-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-20, 15-12 to enter the finals for the first time at the Philippine SuperLiga in the semifinals of the women’s division on July 20 at the Cuneta Astrodome.

After the Power Attackers went ahead, 11-8, in the fifth set, Maika Ortiz and Joy Cases scored six of the final eight points of the match. The Raiders went to Ortiz from the wing in the last two points, her first hit going off the block and the match winner a running crosscourt attack.

“Yung (instruction) na wala na magd-drop ball, lahat na papaluin, gumana lahat,” said RC Cola-Philippine Air Force coach Clarence Esteban.

Four players scored in double figures for the Raiders with Ortiz leading the way with 17 points, 14 of them attack and three of them block points. De La Salle University-Dasmarinas alumnae Iari Yongco and Jennifer Manzano combined for 23 markers, while Joy Cases had ten.

RC Cola-PAF utilized their height advantage with ten blocks as PLDT only had five.

“Kapag lumalayo ang kalaban namin, medyo nawawala yung receive namin,” Esteban remarked on the rollercoaster match, which took about two and a half hours to conclude.

PLDT Home was headed by captain Suzanne Roces with 20 points, while Louann Latigay finished with 18. Sasa Devanadera came up with ten points as coach Roger Gorayeb was once again frustrated in playing in the championship match. (JP Abcede)

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July 20 Game Schedule

July 20 at the Cuneta Astrodome
3:00 PM | RC Cola Air Force vs PLDT
Live on Solar Sports

5:00 PM | Generika-Army vs AirAsia
Live on Solar Sports

7:00 PM | IEM vs Via Mare
Delayed telecast on Solar Sports, July 21 4pm

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