BaliPure ends PVL journey with Tacloban sweep

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The Water Defenders snap a 3-game skid to bow out on a high note

 ATTACK. BaliPure's Alexis Mathews hammers in a kill past Tacloban's Anne Esguerra. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – After 3 straight defeats, BaliPure ended its campaign on a high note as the Water Defenders took down the Tacloban Fighting Warays in straight sets, 25-18, 25-16, 25-16, in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Season 2 Reinforced Conferenceon Wednesday, June 27 at the Filoil Flying V Centre.

American import Janisa Johnson led BaliPure with 17 points, including 13 attacks and two blocks. Faith Nisperos also contributed 13 points built on 9 attacks and 4 aces, while Alexis Matthews tallied 8 points.

“Overall, I think it’s a very productive season for [the players],” BaliPure head coach Babes Castillo said. “It was a good start, but I think we anticipated that they will be challenged midway in the league.”

Both teams bowed out as the BanKo Perlas Spikers and the Pocari Sweat-Air Force clinched the last two semifinal berths to join league leaders Creamline and PayMaya.

Amporn Hyapha had 13 points to lead the Warays, who dropped all their quarterfinal assignments. – Carla Molina/Rappler.com