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Sweep of Pocari a confidence-booster for Bali Pure, says Malabanan

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 09:44 PM July 30, 2017

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Bali Pure utility Jerrili Malabanan knows her team has suffered a bit of a funk but after a convincing win over Pocari Sweat in their final game in elimination round, she’s confident they’ll make a splash come the semifinals.

The Water Defenders trounced the Lady Warriors in straight sets 25-21, 25-16, 25-23, to take the fourth seed in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Sunday.

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“Our performance this conference has been inconsistent going up and down so this will give us confidence going into the semifinals,” said Malabanan after their game at Filoil Flying V Centre.

Bali Pure finished the preliminaries with a 4-3 record and closed the seven-game span with back-to-back wins with Malabanan taking center stage in the two victories.

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Malabanan led the team in scoring in both wins and averaged 15 a game in the two closeout matches.

“We’re confident but I don’t want to say we’re overconfident,” said Malabanan who had 16 points against the Lady Warriors. “Sometimes we over-enjoy and we relax a bit and when we do that we’re not that focused.”

“Coach (Roger Gorayeb) always tells us that it’s good we’re enjoying but we have to stay calm and focused.”

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