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Army, Foton march to PSL Beach Volley semis with perfect cards

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Tiebreaker Times Army, Foton march to PSL Beach Volley semis with perfect cards Beach Volleyball News PSL  Roldan Medino Rey Taneo Relan Taneo RC Cola Army Lady Troopers Petron XCS Patty Orendain Pajiji Alsali Nur-amin Madsairi Navy A Milover Parcon Kyla Atienza Jovelyn Gonzaga Joel Cabayan Franco Camcam Foton Toplander FEU Women's Volleyball Cherry Rondina Bernadeth Pons Bang Pineda Aiza Maizo-Pontillas 2016 PSL Season 2016 PSL Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup

RC Cola-Army A and Foton remained undefeated as both sides punched tickets to the semi-finals of the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup 2016 after easy wins on Saturday at the Sands SM By The Bay in Manila.

The RC Cola-Army A tandem of Jovelyn Gonzaga and Nene Bautista dispatched Petron Sprint 4T’s Maica Morada and Ces Molina, 21-14, 21-12 in their quarter-final affair.

Though Petron scored three straight to open the first set, Army A answered with an 8-2 run to take control, 8-5. A cut shot by Bautista made it 16-11 as Army A cruised to take the opening set.

Army-A then broke a slim 8-7 edge in the second set and turned it into a 16-9 lead as Petron struggled with its reception.

Foton’s tandem of Cherry Rondina and Patty Orendain broke no sweat at all, scoring a dominant 21-8, 21-14 win over RC Cola-Army B’s Genie Sabas and Jennie Delos Reyes.

An 11-3 start in the opening set was all Foton needed to assert control and take charge in the match. Foton then opened the second frame with an 11-2 run to pull away and seal the victory.

Petron XCS eliminates F2 Logistics


Tiebreaker Times Army, Foton march to PSL Beach Volley semis with perfect cards Beach Volleyball News PSL  Roldan Medino Rey Taneo Relan Taneo RC Cola Army Lady Troopers Petron XCS Patty Orendain Pajiji Alsali Nur-amin Madsairi Navy A Milover Parcon Kyla Atienza Jovelyn Gonzaga Joel Cabayan Franco Camcam Foton Toplander FEU Women's Volleyball Cherry Rondina Bernadeth Pons Bang Pineda Aiza Maizo-Pontillas 2016 PSL Season 2016 PSL Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup

Petron XCS’ Bang Pineda and Aiza Maizo-Pontillas edged F2 Logistics’ Aby Marano and Danika Gendrauli, eliminating the Cargo Movers with a 21-17, 21-16 win.

Petron XCS broke a 17-all deadlock in the first set as Maizo-Pontillas scored back to back hits. A service ace from Pineda later gave Petron the opening set, 21-17.

In the second set, back to back aces by Maizo-Pontillas allowed Petron XCS to pull away, 11-7. The tandem maintained the lead, before Pineda’s two consecutive hits ended the match, 21-16.

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FEU overcomes Navy A


Tiebreaker Times Army, Foton march to PSL Beach Volley semis with perfect cards Beach Volleyball News PSL  Roldan Medino Rey Taneo Relan Taneo RC Cola Army Lady Troopers Petron XCS Patty Orendain Pajiji Alsali Nur-amin Madsairi Navy A Milover Parcon Kyla Atienza Jovelyn Gonzaga Joel Cabayan Franco Camcam Foton Toplander FEU Women's Volleyball Cherry Rondina Bernadeth Pons Bang Pineda Aiza Maizo-Pontillas 2016 PSL Season 2016 PSL Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup  The FEU Lady Tamaraw duo of Bernadeth Pons and Kyla Atienza took the last semi-finals spot of the women’s tournament, coming from behind to stun pre-tournament no. 1 seed Standard Insurance-Navy A’s Pau Soriano and Norie Jane Diaz, 13-21, 22-20, 15-10.

After a lethargic opening set, FEU made good use of their placement shots to take a 12-9 lead in the second set. A hit by Atienza and an ace by Pons later on made it 17-15 for FEU, but errors pushed Navy A on top, 18-17.

But Pons recovered and scored on a spike before Soriano and Atienza traded spikes. The set was still knotted at 20 apiece until Pons and Atienza each scored as FEU took the second set, 22-20.

Things then went astray for Navy A in the third set as Diaz had a difficult time on defense. FEU took an 8-4 lead, and never went threatened again even as Atienza ended the match with a spike.

Men’s semifinals set


Tiebreaker Times Army, Foton march to PSL Beach Volley semis with perfect cards Beach Volleyball News PSL  Roldan Medino Rey Taneo Relan Taneo RC Cola Army Lady Troopers Petron XCS Patty Orendain Pajiji Alsali Nur-amin Madsairi Navy A Milover Parcon Kyla Atienza Jovelyn Gonzaga Joel Cabayan Franco Camcam Foton Toplander FEU Women's Volleyball Cherry Rondina Bernadeth Pons Bang Pineda Aiza Maizo-Pontillas 2016 PSL Season 2016 PSL Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup  Elimination round competition in the men’s division also concluded after Day 3, with four pairs advancing to the semifinals.

Philippine Navy A’s Nur-amin Madsairi and Roldan Medino clinched the top spot in Pool B. The duo SM By The Bay’s Daniel and Tim Young, 21-9, 21-9, and TVM’s Anthony Arbasto and Kris Roy Guzman, 16-21, 21-17, 18-16 in Day 3.

Navy A finished with a 4-0 record, while TVM took the other semi-finals spot in Pool B after compiling a 3-1 record.

TVM, which played three games in Day 3, won over Cignal’s Rey and Relan Taneo, 22-24, 21-14, 15-8, and SM By The Bay, 21-18, 22-20.

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Teams advancing from Pool A are Philippine Navy B’s Pajiji Alsali and Milover Parcon and FEU A’s Joel Cayaban and Franco Camcam.

Navy B defeated FEU A, 21-18, 21-10 in Day 3 to walk away with a 4-0 card. FEU A settled for a 3-1 slate entering the semi-finals.

2016 PSL Challenge Cup Men’s Division Day 3 results
May 22, 2016 – Sands by the Bay, Pasay City


Navy B (Pajiji Alsali/Milover Parcon) def. UE (Geric Ortega/Ruvince Abrot), 21-13, 21-18.

FEU B (Rikko Marmeto/Greg Dolor) def. SM By The Bay (Tim Young/Daniel Young), 21-9, 21-18.

TVM (Anthony Arbasto/Kris Roy Guzman) def. Cignal (Rey Taneo/Relan Taneo), 22-24, 21-14, 15-8.

FEU A (Joel Cayaban/Franco Camcam) def. IEM (Arjay Salcedo/Bobby Gatdula), 21-17, 21-10.

Navy A (Nur-amin Madsairi/Roldan Medino) def. SM By The Bay (Tim Young/Daniel Young), 21-9, 21-9.

Wayuk (Philip Bagalay/Paul John Cuzon) def. UE (Geric Ortega/Ruvince Abrot), 21-12, 21-14.

Navy B (Pajiji Alsali/Milover Parcon) def. FEU A (Joel Cayaban/Franco Camcam), 21-18, 21-10

Navy A (Nur-amin Madsairi/Roldan Medino) def. TVM (Kris Roy Guzman/Anthony Arbasto), 16-21, 21-17, 18-16.

TVM (Kris Roy Guzman/Anthony Arbasto) def. SM By The Bay (Tim Young/Daniel Young), 21-18, 22-20.

Wayuk (Philip Bagalay/Paul John Cuzon) def. IEM (Arjay Salcedo/Bobby Gatdula), 21-18, 21-13.

Men’s standings – end of elimination round


Tiebreaker Times Army, Foton march to PSL Beach Volley semis with perfect cards Beach Volleyball News PSL  Roldan Medino Rey Taneo Relan Taneo RC Cola Army Lady Troopers Petron XCS Patty Orendain Pajiji Alsali Nur-amin Madsairi Navy A Milover Parcon Kyla Atienza Jovelyn Gonzaga Joel Cabayan Franco Camcam Foton Toplander FEU Women's Volleyball Cherry Rondina Bernadeth Pons Bang Pineda Aiza Maizo-Pontillas 2016 PSL Season 2016 PSL Beach Volleyball Challenge Cup  Pool A (W-L)

Navy B 4-0
FEU A 3-1
Wayuk 2-2
IEM 1-3
UE 0-4

Pool B (W-L)

Navy A 4-0
TVM 3-1
Cignal 2-2
FEU B 1-3
SM By The Bay 0-4

Photos by Roman Prospero (PSL Images)

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