HD Spikers test AJAA Spikers’ mettle in Spikers’ Turf

CIGNAL places Imus’ strong get started to a take a look at as the High definition Spikers and the AJAA Spikers collide in an explosive duel in the Spikers’ Turf Open up Meeting at the Paco Arena in Manila Friday.

The High definition Spikers trampled the Santa Rosa Town Lions in three to kickstart their title travel past Friday but hope a tougher outing versus the Cavite-dependent facet, which swept in very first two online games in impressive fashions.

Led by former High definition Spiker Louie Ramirez, Imus-Ivy Tuason Photography romped past Santa Rosa in 4 then shut down Air Power to seize an early share of the guide with fellow newcomers Cotabato and Iloilo.

But the AJAA Spikers, backstopped by large hitters Hero Austria, Kim Malabunga and Josh Villanueva and two-time league best setter Ish Polvorosa, will require to step up to measure up with the seasoned Hd Spikers in their 5:30 p.m. clash tipped to go down-to-the-wire. 

“I’m quite quite enthusiastic, Louie’s there as coach and coach Sam was my mentor at Perpetual before,” said Cignal mentor Dexter Clamor, referring to his counterpart Sammy Acaylar. 

Assuming the function still left by Ramirez is Wendel Miguel, who scored 8 points in two sets in their three-setter victory around the Metropolis Lions.

“We’re psyched to confront Imus, ouyr advantage is our main and chemistry,” extra Clamor, who will pin his hopes on Marck Espejo, Ysay Marasigan and JP Bugaoan. 

PGJC-Navy and Santa Rosa, meanwhile, tangle in the 3 p.m. clash of winless groups.

The Sealions bowed to the Army Troopers in 5 in the opening working day of the country’s initial and only men’s league organized by Sports Eyesight, but hoped to bounce again powering Greg Dolor, 1 of the only four holdovers from the bronze medal team very last 12 months.

The younger Santa Rosa Town Lions, meanwhile, request to verify their early skid but will require to double their hard work to set 1 more than the Sealions and crack into the gain column.