Valdez battles former squad | Inquirer Sports

Valdez battles former squad

/ 02:57 AM October 12, 2016

Alyssa Valdez all smiles after her record-setting feat in the Shakey’s V-League. Photo by Marc Reyes

Alyssa Valdez and Bureau of Customs, unbeaten in their first two games, are slight favorites to pick up their third victory when they go up against BaliPure in the Shakey’s V-League Season 13 Reinforced Conference at Philsports Arena in Pasig.

The BOC Transformers will take on Valdez’s former team in the 6 p.m. main game.

Earlier, Team Laoag and Philippine Air Force, tied at 1-1, tangle at 4 p.m.

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As if the power-hitting Valdez is not enough, Customs’ Thai imports Kanjana Kuthaisong and Natthanicha Jaisaen will finally suit up after securing their International Transfer Certificates.

Customs is coming off an 18-25, 27-25, 21-25, 25-21, 15-9 win over Laoag that also saw Valdez fire a record 39 points.

On the other hand, BaliPure dropped its first match to idle unbeaten leader University of Santo Tomas, 25-21, 21-25, 23-25, 13-25.

The Water Defenders are unfazed though and know that another loss would hamper their bid for a seat in the next round.

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Their familiarity with Valdez’s game is also a factor in their quest for a first win.

“We will always be teammates by heart,” said Amy Ahomiro. “Nothing will change.”

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In the Spikers’ Turf Season 2 Reinforced Conference, Instituto Estetico Manila clashes with winless 100Plus at 12:30 p.m.

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