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Bali Pure-NU ends campaign with quick win over Tacloban


The young Bali Pure-National University Water Defenders capped their Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference campaign with a sweep over the Tacloban Fighting Warays, 25-18, 25-16, 25-16, at the FilOil Flying V Centre.

Bali Pure-NU finished out of the semifinals bubble, winning just twice in five quarterfinals matches. Tacloban, on the other hand, went winless.

Water Defenders head coach Babes Castillo complimented his team’s play despite their age. Most of Bali Pure’s locals were Nazareth School of National University Lady Bullpups standouts.

“I think we showed our youth,” said Castillo. “But I feel like we played really well considering that. I feel like this unique experience will be a huge help for the players moving forward.”

Janisa Johnson finished with 17 points, while Faith Nisperos added 13. The Water Defenders drubbed their foes through heavy serving, scoring 12 aces to to Tacloban’s nine.

Hyapa Amporn topped the Fighting Warays with 13 markers. She was the only Tacloban player in double-digits.


The Scores

Bali Pure-NU (3) – Johnson 17, Nisperos 13, Matthews 8, Belen 6, Lacsina 6, Doria 3, Doromal 2, Paran 2, Cagande 0, Diolan 0, Robles 0, Nierva (L)

Tacloban (0) – Amporn 13, Alvarez 3, Arocha 3, Esguerra 3, Prado 2, Saengmuang 2, Guillema 1, Marzan 0, Abil 0, Galang (L), Guino-O (L)

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Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.


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