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Pocari eyes third straight

Games Today
(The Arena, San Juan)
1 p.m. – Air Force vs Cignal (men’s)
4 p.m. – Baguio vs Air Force (women’s)
6:30 p.m. – Laoag vs Pocari (women’s)

Pocari Sweat tries to pull away from the rest of the field when it guns for its third straight triumph today in the Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan.

The Lady Warriors stake their 2-0 win-loss record in their 6:30 p.m. match against newcomers Laoag Power Smashers, who, on the other hand, aim to improve their 1-1 card.

Pocari is starting to become the team-to-beat in this conference after strong victories against University of the Philippines, 25-18, 25-14, 25-22, in Saturdays opening and over a tough National University, 34-32, 17-25, 23-25, 25-17, 15-11, late Wednesday.

Skipper Michele Gumabao, a former La Salle standout, and Elaine Kasilag from University of Perpetual Help Laguna, are expected to sizzle anew for Pocari after exploding with 27 and 21 points the last time.

Gumabao is also unstoppable at the defensive end after contributing eight of the team’s 14 blocks in their last victory.

Myla Pablo, a former NU key player, is also slated to provide ample support with her 18-point performance on the same game.

But Laoag seems eager to make its presence felt in the league with Adamson standouts Jessica Galanza and Mylene Paat.