PVL: Water Defenders end skid in quarters opener win

Mark Escarlote, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Jun 09 2018 07:03 PM

BaliPure-National University arrested a three-game skid with a five-set quarterfinals opening day win over Iriga-Navy. Arvin Lim, ABS-CBN Sports

BaliPure-National University stopped a three-game slump with hard-earned 25-17, 18-25, 20-25, 26-24, 18-16, win over skidding Iriga-Navy on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference quarterfinals opener at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

The Water Defenders needed to hang tough in the closing stretch of the extended fifth set against the same rival that handed them a four-set loss in the preliminary round to take the opening day win tied with BanKo in the round robin quarters.

American import Janisa Johnson scored 27 points off 22 kills, three kill blocks and two aces while adding 15 digs for BaliPure-NU. Alexis Matthews added 19 while Mhicaela Belen and Roselyn Doria had 14 and 13 markers, respectively.

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