PREMIER VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE OPEN CONFERENCE KICKS-OFF ON S+A

The 2017 season of the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) resumes on Saturday (July 1) with eight teams contending for the inaugural Open Conference Cup championship.

Seeing action right away are the Creamline Cool Smashers and Adamson Akari Lady Falcons at 4pm, followed by Perlas Spikers and the Hair Fairy Air Force Lady Jet Spikers at 6:30pm, to be aired LIVE from the Fil-Oil Flying V Arena in San Juan City on S+A on free TV, S+A HD on cable TV, and via livestreaming on premiervolleyballleague.com.

Back in the title hunt is Reinforced Conference champion Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors, which will be bringing back their three-headed monster in Myla Pablo, Melissa Gohing, and Jessey De Leon and their runner-up BaliPure Water Defenders, still led by Reinforced Conference Best Setter Jasmine Nabor, 2nd Best Outside Spiker Grethcel Soltones, and a much-improved Jerrili Malabanan.

The Cool Smashers will rely once more on the exploits of PVL’s first Most Valuable Player Alyssa Valdez, who is reuniting with former Ateneo teammate Jia Morado. Also returning are the Perlas Spikers led by Amy Ahomiro, Suzanne Roces, and Kat Bersola; the Power Smashers, still led by NCAA MVP Jovielyn Prado, Dimdim Pacres, and Alina Bicar; and Hairy Fairy Air Force Lady Jet Spikers, bannered by veterans Wendy Semana, Joy Cases, and Iari Yongco.

The Open Conference also features two collegiate teams: Akari-sponsored Lady Falcons, led by former Cool Smasher Jema Galanza and their new addition, former DLSU Lady Spiker Christine Joy Soyud; and the UP Lady Fighting Maroons headlined by former UAAP Rookie of the Year Isa Molde and Diana Carlos.

The teams will be guided by coaches Rico De Guzman (Lady Warriors), Roger Gorayeb (Water Defenders), Tai Bundit (Cool Smashers), Nai Muhammed (Perlas Spikers), Nes Pamilar (Power Smashers), Jasper Jimenez (Jet Spikers), Airess Padda (Lady Falcons), and Jerry Yee (Lady Maroons).

Don’t miss the Open Conference of the 2017 PVL Season on S+A, S+A HD and on‪ premiervolleyballleague.com every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday starting July 1 at 4pm. For more information and stories, visit ABS-CBN’s sports hub sports.abs-cbn.com and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook and Twitter. To be part of the conversation as the scintillating action goes on, post on social media using the hashtag #PVLonABSCBN.

 

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PREMIER VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE OPEN CONFERENCE LILIPAD NA SA S+A

Magsisimula na ang kauna-unahang Open Conference Cup ng Premier Volleyball League (PVL) ngayong Sabado (July 1), kung saan walong koponan ang magtatagisan ng galing para tanghaling kampeon.

Unang sasabak sa aksyon ang Creamline Cool Smashers na haharapin ang Adamson Akari Lady Falcons sa 4pm kasunod ang laban ng Perlas Spikers at Hair Fairy Air Force Lady Jet Spikers sa 6:30pm, na mapapanood ng LIVE mula sa Fil-Oil Flying V Arena, San Juan City sa S+A sa free TV, S+A HD para sa cable TV, at via livestreaming sa premiervolleyballleague.com.

Susubukang makasungkit ng titulo muli ng Reinforced Conference champion na Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors sa tulong nina Myla Pablo, Melissa Gohing, at Jessey De Leon, habang aasa ang runner-up na BaliPure Water Defenders kay Reinforced Conference Best Setter Jasmine Nabor, 2nd Best Outside Spiker Grethcel Soltones, at Jerrili Malabanan.

Muling mamumuno para sa Cool Smashers ang unang Most Valuable Player ng PVL na si Alyssa Valdez, na muling makakasama ang dating teammate sa Ateneo na si Jia Morado. Babandera naman sa nagbabalik na Perlas Spikers sina Amy Ahomiro, Suzanne Roces, at Kat Bersola; sina NCAA MVP Jovielyn Prado, Dimdim Pacres, at Alina Bicar sa Power Smashers; at ang mga beteranong sina Wendy Semana, Joy Cases, at Iari Yongco sa Hairy Fairy Air Force Lady Jet Spikers.

Dalawang koponan sa UAAP ang mga bagong kalaban nila:  ang Lady Falcons, na pangungunahan ng dating Cool Smasher na si Jema Galanza at dating DLSU Lady Spiker na si Christine Joy Soyud. Samantala, sasabak din sa labanan ang UP Lady Fighting Maroons na aasa sa dating UAAP Rookie of the Year na si Isa Molde at Diana Carlos.

Pamumunuan naman ng mga batikang coaches tulad nina Rico De Guzman (Lady Warriors), Roger Gorayeb (Water Defenders), Tai Bundit (Cool Smashers), Nai Muhammed (Perlas Spikers), Nes Pamilar (Power Smashers), Jasper Jimenez (Jet Spikers), Airess Padda (Lady Falcons), at Jerry Yee (Lady Maroons) ang mga koponang sasabak sa Open Conference Cup.

Huwag palampasin ang pagbubukas ng Open Conference ng 2017 PVL Season sa S+A, S+A HD, at sa premiervolleyballleague.com tuwing Miyerkules, Sabado, at Linggo simula sa July 1 ng 4pm. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, bumisita lamang sa sports.abs-cbn.com at i-follow ang @ABSCBNSports sa Facebook at Twitter. Makisali sa usapan habang nangyayari ang mga maiinit na bakbaka sa hard court, gamitin lamang ang hashtag na #PVLonABSCBN sa social media.

 

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