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PVL goes to Tuguegarao

Games Tomorrow
2 p.m. – PayMaya vs Pocari-Air Force
4 p.m. – BanKo-Perlas vs Creamline

Defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force and title favorite Creamline bring their act to Tuguegarao as they tangle with PayMaya and BanKo-Perlas, respectively, tomorrow (Saturday) in the Premier Volleyball League’s first out-of-town sortie in the early going of the Reinforced Conference.

The Lady Warriors have linked up with the Jet Spikers to bolster their title-retention drive, enlisting Wendy Semana, Iari Yongco, Dell Palomata, Angel Mae Antipuesto and May Ann Pantino to backstop mainstays Myla Pablo, Elaine Kasilag and Jeannete Panaga.

Pocari also boasts of a pair of six-foot imports eager to prove their worth with team manager Ken Mirasol pinning his hopes on Maddie Palmer and Arielle Love, who suited up for Radford and Duquesne, respectively.

In college, Palmer recorded 1,494 kills, the highest in her school during the rally era while posting 1,116 digs, making her only the fifth player in Radford history with at least 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs.

Love, for her part, is a three-time Atlantic 10 First-Team All-Conference member and was also a multi-faceted player.

But the Lady Warriors will have their hands full against the PayMaya High Flyers, who hurdled the Tacloban Fighting Warays behind reinforcements Nicole Rountree and Shelby Sullivan in last Sunday’s inaugurals of the league organized by Sports Vision and backed by Mikasa and Asics.

They clash at 2 p.m.

The Cool Smashers likewise posted a convincing victory against the Petro Gazz Angels in their debut with Thai Kuttika Kaewpin leading the charge and Alyssa Valdez drawing solid backup from new teammates Michele Gumabao and Melissa Gohing, Risa Sato.