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BaliPure squandered a two-set lead however fought again from 4 factors down in the decider and hacked out a 25-21, 25-23, 16-25, 25-27, 15-10 victory over Perlas to bolster its semifinal drive in the Premier Volleyball League on the Philsports Arena in Pasig yesterday.

Veteran Thai import Jaroensri Bualee took over in the fifth, hammering 5 of her 16-hit output, together with three straight that put the Water Defenders again on high at 7-6. Perlas compelled one other tie in the following play however the Water Defenders took eight of the final 11 factors, together with a Grethcel Soltones’ dink that completed off the Perlas Spikers.

Import Jennifer Keddy topscored for BaliPure for 24 hits whereas Aiko Urdas and Risa Sato mixed for 23 markers for the Water Defenders, who produced 62 assault factors, 11 greater than the Perlas Spikers.

But Perlas got here up with 12 blocks towards BaliPure’s 9 and had extra aces, 7-Four.

BaliPure thus swept its weekend matches, together with a sweep of Air Force Saturday, pooling a 6-2 card and firming up its bid for one of many two computerized semifinal berths in the season-opening convention of the league organized by Sports Vision together with the Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors.

Perlas dropped to 5-Four however remained at third though it should face Creamline in the ultimate elims playdate on Thursday.

Creamline was taking part in with the Power Smashers at presstime, on the lookout for a Four-Four card and the maintain of No. Four.

Meanwhile, the league modified its format in the center of the event with the highest two groups after the double spherical elims advancing to the Final Four with the following 4 to dispute the 2 different semis berths in a round-robin quarters.

Tags: Aiko Urdas, Jaroensri Bualee, Jennifer Keddy, Perlas, Perlas Spikers, Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors, Premier Volleyball League, Water Defenders