PLDT looks to pounce on Cagayan

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014


MANILA—PLDT Home Telpad hopes to pounce on a skidding Cagayan Valley side and nail the second Final Four berth even as Ateneo tries to complete its amazing sweep of the quarters against National U for a playoff for the last semis seat in the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan City today.

The Turbo Boosters, in second at 7-3 behind semifinalist Army (8-3), need to win one of their last two quarters games to formalize their entry to the Final Four and avoid the specter of going through a sudden death with the Lady Eagles poised to crash the semis party in the mid-season conference of the league sponsored by Shakey’s.

For one, PLDT will be facing a Cagayan Valley side that has dropped its first three games in the quarters, including a heartbreaking five-setter to the ousted Lady Bulldogs last Tuesday that didn’t only stall their march to the next round but also fan the Lady Eagles’ sagging Final Four bid in what is turning out to be the most thrilling semis race in years.

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Gametime is at 2 p.m. with PLDT coach Roger Gorayeb hoping to draw the best from Sue Roces and Laurence Latigay, Charo Soriano, Gretchel Soltones, Angela Benting, Ryzabelle Devanadera and ace playmaker Rubie de Leon.

Motivation will be key for Cagayan mentor Nes Pamilar, who will try to convince his wards to put their sorry setbacks behind and focus on the task at hand.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 14, 2014.

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