Powerhouse PLDT Home Ultera outlasted Meralco, 25-22, 23-25, 19-25, 25-12, 15-11, for its sixth-straight win in the Shakey’s V League Season 12 Open Conference on Sunday at The Arena in San Juan City.
University Athletic Association of the Philippines two-time Most Valuable Player Alyssa Valdez led the Ultera Fast Hitters with 23 points on 19 attacks, three blocks and an ace while 6-foot-5 Jaja Santiago backed her up with 14 points.
“It’s an advantage that you have reliable experienced players,” said PLDT head coach Roger Gorayeb.
Former MVP Suzanne Roces chipped in 11 while Gretchel Soltones added 10 for PLDT. Playmaker Rubie De Leon had seven points and 32 excellent sets.
Meralco absorbed its second loss for a 2-2 card with skipper Stephanie Mercado leading the squad with 18 points and Aby Marano delivering 16.
Far Eastern University standout Maica Morada scored 13 and Cha Cruz had 12.