MEN’S VOLLEYBALL: PLDT subdues Cignal in Spikers’ Turf
9 a.m.- Cavite-Fourbees vs. Army
11 a.m.- PLDT vs Cagayan
PLDT Home Ultera turned back Cignal, 25-20, 27-29, 25-22, 25-21, Sunday to tie Cagayan Valley at the helm in the Spikers Turf Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan City.
Jayson Ramos unleashed a team-best 16 hits, including 12 on attacks and four on blocks, to lead the Ultra Fast Spikers to their second straight win for a share of the lead with the Rising Suns.
PLDT, which walloped Cavite-Fourbees, 25-19, 25-17, 25-10, last Tuesday, also drew big games from John Paul Torres and Mark Gil Alfafara, who both fired 14 hits, and Henry James Peca-a and Kheeno Franco, who added 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Edmar Bonono uncorked an 18-hit game but the HD Spikers failed to match the Ultra Fast Spikers’ firepower and fell to their second straight defeat in the league presented by PLDT Home Ultera and backed by Mikasa.
Cignal dropped a 22-25, 22-25, 25-15, 22-25 setback to Army last Thursday.
“The players are now starting to gel,” said PLDT coach Odjie Mamon, who hardly missed the services of Howard Mojica, the reigning NCAA MVP from Emilio Aguinaldo College.
Meanwhile, the PLDT-Cignal match will be shown starting at 10:30 Monday over PTV 4 while the Army-Champion Infinity showdown, being played at presstime, will be aired Tuesday, according to the organizing Sports Vision.
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