Bali Pure diposes Laoag, bags bronze in Shakey’s V-League
MANILA, Philippines – The Bali Pure Purest Water Defenders closed their Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Open Conference campaign with a third place finish after winning two consecutive games in their best-of-3 series with the Laoag Power Smashers.
The star-studded crowd favorites Bali Pure dominated Laoag in 4 sets, 25-27, 25-22, 25-23, 25-19, Saturday, July 16, at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.
Conference Most Valuable Player Gretchel Soltones led the charge for the Purest Water Defenders after scattering 18 points, coming off 14 attacks. Former Lady Eagles Amy Ahomiro added 15 points, while Janine Marciano and Dzi Gervacio combined for 23 points.
“I’m very proud of the maturity of this team. I’m so proud of them,” said playing Coach Charo Soriano.
Co-captain Soltones averaged 15 points per game in the entire season.
“Gretchel proved that she is no longer the young Gretchel Soltones but the mature veteran,” Soriano was all praises for her player.
Aside from Soltones, another Bali Pure ace Alyssa Valdez, was given individual recognition as Best Outside Hitter.