PVL: Water Defenders keep Lady Red Spikers winless

Mark Escarlote, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Aug 31 2019 07:16 PM

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BaliPure returned on the right track after adding more woes to winless Chef's Classics. Arvin Lim, ABS-CBN Sports

BaliPure got a scare in the closing stretch of the fourth set before hanging tough to turn back winless Chef’s Classics, 25-22, 20-25, 27-25, 25-22, and get back on the right track in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.

Menchie Tubiera, Grace Bombita and Shirley Salamagos conspired in leading the Water Defenders to their second win in five games.

Tubiera scored 18 points from 16 attacks and a pair of kill blocks laced with 19 digs for an all-around effort for BaliPure, who survived the two-hour, four minute match despite giving away 43 points to the Lady Red Spikers off its miscues. Bombita unleashed 12 attacks in her 13-point output while Salamagos got 12 markers including four kill blocks for the Water Defenders.

BaliPure may have escaped with the win, but head coach Rommel Abella was far from satisfied with the way his squad earned the win.

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