• Army, Cignal dispute Super Liga crown

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    With only one game left in their tournament schedule, the stars of TMS-Philippine Army and Team Cignal look to shine the brightest as they dispute the coveted first Pilipinas Super Liga championship on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

    Advancing outright to the semis with their famed talents doing the job, both squads made it to the finals though via contrasting wins in the Final Four stage.

    The Lady Troopers had to eke out a 25-22, 25-22, 25-27, 10-25, 15-13 victory over Cagayan Valley to prove that all the hype surrounding them was for real, but not before having a monumental collapse.

    Philippine Army was looking good after taking the first two sets but came up short in the third and was outplayed, out-hustled and was completely dominated in the fourth set and Cagayan forced a deciding set.

    Cagayan seemed to have been on their way to a momentous comeback but the sleeping giants of Philippine Army woke up just in time to salvage their championship campaign.

    Team Cignal, meanwhile, had an easy time against Petron Blaze in their match that ended with the HD Spikers posting a 25-20, 25-20, 25-23 straight-set win.

    But there can be no bigger stage and no better time for the stars of both squads to shine the brightest in this one-game battle for the glory of becoming the first Super Liga champions.

    Tina Salak, Michelle Carolino and Nerissa Bautista look to play their hearts out once more to help Philippine Army hoist the trophy in the end but not without the much-needed help from Mary Jean Balse and Rubie De Leon.

    Venus Bernal and Danika Gendrauli, on the other hand, try to lead Team Cignal to an upset as Jen Reyes and Michelle Datuin try to pitch in some much needed help.

    The Army-Cignal match is scheduled at 6 p.m. after PLDT and PCSO battle at 2 p.m. for their final placing while Petron and Cagayan look for a podium finish at 4 p.m.

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