STREAKING Pocari Sweat and gutsy UST, both bracing for a dogfight in Wednesday’s final day of eliminations in the Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Reinforced Conference at the Philsports Arena in Pasig, won’t be going anywhere but their respective gyms to practice during this holiday break.
At stake is not just the top spot in the Final Four but also the momentum and confidence needed in what promises to be a pair of exciting semifinals matches in the season-ending conference of the league where it all started.
Pocari dropped just one set in a stirring five-game win run after losing a five-setter to Air Force last Oct. 5. And the Lady Warriors are peaking at the right time with imports Breanna Lee Mackie and Kay Kacsits now blending well with the locals, led by Michelle Gumabao, Myla Pablo and Elaine Kasilag and Fil-Am setter Iris Tonelada, to anchor that streak that tied them with the Tigresses on top at 5-1.
That makes their Wednesday’s duel a match to watch although Pocari Sweat looms as the slight favorite owing to its reinforced roster with UST relying on its gutsy all-Pinay crew headed by the power-hitting EJ Laure, block artist Marivic Meneses, Carla Sandoval, Pam Lastimosa, Chlodia Cortez and the exciting Cherry Rondina.
12:30 p.m. – Champion Supra vs Air Force (Spikers)
4 p.m. – BaliPure vs Coast Guard (V-League)
6 p.m. – UST vs Pocari (V-League)