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BaliPure Takes Down Cignal HD for back-to-back PVL win


BaliPure Purest Water Defenders hacked out another come-from-behind win after foiling Cignal HD Spikers, 21-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-22, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference on Sunday night in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.

Grazielle Bombita spearheaded the offense with 19 points, including 17 attacks, as the Water Defenders rises to 2-1 win-loss slate to a tie with Petro Gazz Angels and Cherry Tiggo Crossovers.

Bernadette Flora added 14 markers, while Genevieve Casugod and Gyra Barroga each had 12 points for the Water Defenders, which came from a stunning win over the Crossovers last weeks.

After outlasting their rivals in the third, the Water Defenders pounced on their HD Spikers’ sloppy reception that saw Barroga score four straight aces, lifting the team to an 8-4 lead in the first technical timeout.

BaliPure banked on its sustained spiking and serving while sneaking in points on quick plays and blocking to post a huge 21-12 bulge. But the Water Defenders slackened on both ends, enabling the HD Spikers to mount a comeback that however fizzled out in the end.

Janine Marciano was the lone bright spot for the Cignal HD with 19 points as they dropped to joint eighth with the Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors at 1-3.