Motolite out to boost playoff bid
Motolite will try to keep the leaders in sight when it takes on BanKo Perlas on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre.
On the upswing the past few games despite the absence of key player Myla Pablo, the Motolite Spikers set out for a repeat over the Perlas Spikers, whom they defeated in the first round, 25-16, 25-21, 19-25, 29-31, 19-17.
At 7-3, Motolite can boost its Final Four chances with a win in the 2 p.m. match.
Motolite will be coming off a tight three-set win over winless Chef’s Classics last Wednesday, something coach Godfrey Okumu wasn’t too happy about.
“A win is a win but I felt that we allowed ourselves to be vulnerable [against a collegiate squad] and we let them lead and we had to come from behind,” Okumu said. “Coming from behind takes a lot of energy.”
They will need more of it with BanKo Perlas needing to go all out to stay within range of the playoffs. The Perlas Spikers have lost back-to-back matches in straight sets.
BaliPure and Chefs’ Classics clash in a no-bearing contest at 4 p.m., with both having already tumbled out of playoff contention.
Over at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig, F2 Logistics collides with bitter rival Petron as the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference goes full blast on Saturday.
Game time is 4 p.m. with the All-Filipino champion Cargo Movers and the Blaze Spikers renewing their storied rivalry.
Opening ceremonies will be held at 12 noon.
Sta. Lucia collides with PLDT at 2 p.m. and Cignal and Foton clash at 6 in the other games.