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Pocari title defense on


Games Today
(Philsports Arena, Pasig City)
12:30 p.m. – Army vs 100 Plus (men’s)
4 p.m. – Pocari vs Air Force (women’s)
6 p.m. – Customs vs Laoag (women’s)

Bureau of Customs and Laoag gun for an early share of the lead even as fancied Pocari Sweat starts its title campaign in the Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Reinforced Conference at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

The Transformers and the Power Smashers aim for their second straight win when they collide at 6 p.m. to join the University of Santo Tomas Tigresses at the helm.

The Lady Warriors, for their part, tackle the Air Force Jet Spikers at 4 p.m. in a bid to secure their second crown since winning the Open Conference early this year.

Though its two Thai imports sat out on its first match due to technical problems with their papers, Customs still displayed its strength and depth when swept University of the Philippines, 25-23, 25-18, 25-22, two days back.

Customs Coach Sherwin Meneses expects to rely anew on their veteran spikers bannered by Lilet Mabbayad, Rosemarie Vargas and Alyssa Valdez to keep their momentum going and live on to their billing as the early favorites to win the crown.

The trio combined for 45 points against UP.

Meneses also hopes their two imports, setter Kanjana Kuthaisong, and open spiker Natthanicha Jaisaen, would jell well with their local teammates the way they displayed during their training when the two players finally gets clearance to play today.

Laoag, however, will parade a formidable all-Filipino lineup to match Customs’ prowess with hard-hitting Gretchel Soltones and seasoned setter Chie Saet leading the charge.

The Power Smashers are coming off an easy 25-8, 25-15, 25-16 triumph over Coast Guard last Saturday.