V-League: Laoag rounds out semis cast
Laoag escaped a feisty University of the Philippines side in four sets, 25-21, 19-25, 25-22, 26-24, to book itself a seat in the semifinals of the Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Open Conference Monday at Philsports Arena.
“Yun ang una naming goal, ang makapasok sa Final Four, at yun yung na-achieve na namin so kailangan mas paghandaan yung semifinals,” said Laoag coach Nes Pamillar.
Jovielyn Prado stood out for the Power Smashers with 23 points, 22 of which from kills, while the Adamson duo of Mylene Paat and Jessica Galanza combined for 27 markers.
The Lady Maroons refused to go down without a fight, scoring three straight points in the fourth set to tie the game at 24-all. But Paat was there to close the match with a tip as Laoag completed the semis cast with a 4-3 slate.
The Power Smashers joined Pocari Sweat, Air Force, and Bali Pure in the semifinals, which starts on Wednesday.
Diana Carlos topped UP (3-4) with 19 points, while Isa Molde chipped in 16 markers.