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PLDT starts V-L finals bid vs Cagayan.

Games Today (The Arena, San Juan)

12 noon - Army vs Meralco

2 p.m. - Cagayan vs PLDT

PLDT Home Ultera is out to prove that its elimination round sweep was no fluke as it opens its quest for a finals berth against Cagayan Valley today in the Shakey's V-League Season 12 Open Conference semifinals at The Arena in San Juan.

The Ultrafast Hitters dominated the elims by winning all seven matches, and they have no plans of slowing down as they take on the Rising Suns in the second game at 2 p.m.

Defending champion Army begins its own bid to make the finals against Meralco at 12 noon to kick off the single-round semis. The Lady Troopers won six of their seven matches in the eliminations.

The top two teams after three semis playdates will arrange a best-of-three title affair.

Alyssa Valdez. Jaja Santiago and Gretchel Soltones hope to use the experience gained in leading the Philippines to a 7th place finish in the Asian U-23 Women's Volleyball Championship when PLDT battles Cagayan.

Veterans Sue Roces and Lou-Ann Latigay are also set to provide reinforcements for PLDT squad of coach Roger Gorayeb, who was also the PH team mentor in the Asian U-23 tilt.

Testing PLDT's resolve is Cagayan, which went third in the elims at 5-2.

Cagayan, seeking its second straight title after ruling the Reinforced Open Conference last November, is itching to deal PLDT its first loss with Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Rosemarie Vargas and Chie Saet at the helm.


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Publication:Manila Bulletin
Date:May 14, 2015
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