PLDT steps up semis bid

Posted at 08/03/2014 8:50 AM

MANILA, Philippines - PLDT Home Telpad sets out for a repeat over an Ateneo side seeking to bounce back from a pair of heartbreakers, looking for no less than the headway in their spirited chase for semifinal berths in the Shakey’s V-League Season 11 Open Conference at The Arena in San Juan today.

Tied with Army and Cagayan Valley after the elims with 6-1 slates, PLDT Home Telpad hopes to build some cushion against the two fancied teams as the Turbo Boosters try to duplicate their 25-21, 25-13, 26-24 victory over the Lady Eagles last July 7 at the start of the single round quarters.

While PLDT is coming off back-to-back wins over National U and Air Force, Ateneo is reeling from a pair of five-set losses to Army and Cagayan, sending the reigning UAAP champions to the brink with a 2-5 card.

But the Lady Eagles are expected to pour it all in their 4 p.m. encounter in a bid to wheel back into contention for the last semis berth in the mid-season conference of the league sponsored by Shakey’s and backed by Mikasa and Accel.