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BaliPure Purest Water Defenders: Progress and motivation

The Purest Water Defenders aren’t star-studded and loaded like in the past. But their desire to compete remains......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarApr 8th, 2021

Tolentino, Madayag hinagupit ang BaliPure

HINAGUPIT nina Kat Tolentino at Maddie Madayag ang BaliPure Purest Water Defenders para ibigay sa Choco Mucho ang 25-16, 25-12, 25-16 victory kahapon sa unang laro ng 3rd PVL Open Conference 2019 sa FilOil Flying V Centre......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019

Creamline goes 10 in a row; Air Force upsets Motolite

  MANILA, Philippines – Even minus main gunners Alyssa Valdez and Jia Morado, Creamline easily secured its 10th straight victory as the Cool Smashers rolled over the BaliPure Purest Water Defenders, 25-11, 25- 15, 25-17, in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference on Wednesday, September 18 at Filoil Flying ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 19th, 2019

Creamline completes first-round sweep; Army ends dry spell

    MANILA, Philippines – The Creamline Cool Smashers capped their perfect first round run with a straight-set victory over the struggling BaliPure Purest Water Defenders, 25-8, 25-19, 25-14, in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Open Conference on Saturday, September 7, at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2019

PVL: Jewelle Bermillo set to do double-duty to end PVL season

Rookie libero Jewelle Bermillo had quite the eventful first conference in the Premier Volleyball League.  In her maiden run with the BaliPure Purest Water Defenders in the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference, Bermillo was on the receiving end of a hard-hitting facial courtesy of PetroGazz import Wilma Salas, and then made the news again after an incident with teammate and import Danijela Dzakovic.  As eventful as the Reinforced Conference was for Bermillo, it was largely a forgettable one as they finished last in the standings, failing to get a win in ten matches played.  It was indeed tough, but it was also a huge learning lesson for the 19-year old as she gears up for her second PVL conference.  "Yung experience ko, andami kong na-gain, naging mature ako last conference and madadala ko yun sa Open Conference," Bermillo told ABS-CBN Sports. "Sobrang nag-grow ako sa lahat ng nagyari last conference. Naging mas matured ako, naging mas matapang ako sa loob ng court ngayon." While being the youngest on the team, Bermillo is positioned as one of the Water Defenders' leaders and anchors, and the responsibility is something that she welcomes with open arms.  "Pag sinasabi ni Coach na ako yung mag-handle sa loob ng court kasi ako na yung libero, hindi ko nafi-feel na bata ako kasi may tiwala sila sa akin, na kaya ko i-handle sila sa loob ng court, lalo na sa floor defense. Hindi ko nafi-feel na bata ako sa loob ng court." An incoming sophomore for San Sebastian College-Recoletos in the NCAA, being able to compete in the PVL, alongside some of the best talents in the country is definitely a goldmine of experience for the young libero, and she is nothing short of eager to be able to bring that experience back to her collegiate team once the NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament begins next year.  "Siguro sa akin, kay Coach Roger [Gorayeb], marami siyang ineexpect sa akin na itong experience ko dito sa BaliPure, na madadala ko sa kanila para maging leader din ako sa kanila sa team namin." Bermillo will get even more training in becoming a leader in the closing leg of the PVL season, as she shared that she will not be suiting up for the Lady Stags in the Collegiate Conference, but will instead serve as an assistant coach, alongside legendary San Sebastian mentor Roger Gorayeb.  The young libero could hardly keep her excitment as she spoke about the massive opportunity.  "Sobrang excited ko, sobrang unexpected, parang, yung dream ko agad na, eto, sa age kong ‘to na naging Assistant Coach na ako ni Coach Roger, si Coach Roger pa," Bermillo said, excitement.  Bermillo adds that rather than having her play in the Collegiate Conference as well, Gorayeb saw fit to let her focus on her experience with BaliPure as a way to grow and develop as a player.  "Sabi nga ni coach sa akin, hindi ko kailangan i-pressure ka na maglaro. Yang experience na natutunan mo sa BaliPure, ilalaan natin yan para sa NCAA." Bermillo sees the job offer, so to speak, as a sign of trust from Gorayeb's side, and it should prove to be an invaluable experience, especially for someone who still has years to go in the collegiate ranks.  "Ito, yung pagiging Assistant Coach ko sa kanila, sa mother team ko, ituturo ko lang sa kanila, iga-guide ko sila kung ano yung mga natutunan at na-experience ko last conference. Sobrang laking bagay, kasi para sa akin, malaki yung tiwala sa akin ni Coach Roger, kaya binigay niya yung ganung responsibility, parang sa kanya, alam niya na kaya ko na agad yung ganung responsibility, kaya sobrang thankful ako na nagkaroon siya ng tiwala na ibigay sa akin yung position na maging Assistant Coach itong collegiate conference." she added.  Bermillo admits that she did try to convince Coach Roger to let her suit up for San Sebastian as well, but with the Collegiate Conference and the Open Conference set to overlap, the schedule would be a problem and it would put too much on the young libero's shoulders.  "Sobrang pinilit ko talaga si Coach na mag-laro ako, pero sabi niya mahihirapan daw ako kasi nga sabay po yung games namin ng BaliPure tapos may sched pa po na parehas may game yung collegiate tapos kami, kaya naisipan na lang niya na gawin akong Assistant Coach para mapag-sabihan ko rin yung mga bata. May mga mas bata pa sa akin na maglalaro sa akin, mga first year, sabi niya ikaw na mag-guide sa kanila," she explained. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 8th, 2019

We have to guard ourselves from complacency -- Abella

Pocari Sweat head coach Rommel Abella saw via livestream Wednesday night how Bureau of Customs pulled off a huge upset over the BaliPure Purest Water Defenders. The Lady Warriors are not going to make the same mistake the Water Defenders did. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 11th, 2016

BaliPure dominates BoC, one win away from Finals berth

BaliPure proved too much for Bureau of Customs as the Purest Water Defenders easily snatched Game 1 of the 13th V-League Reinforced Conference best-of-three semifinals series, 25-19, 25-18, 25-21, to move a step closer to the championship round Saturday.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 5th, 2016

BaliPure sees good in four-set loss

BaliPure received a wakeup call after watching its four-game winning streak snapped by rival Pocari Sweat. The Purest Water Defenders absorbed a 16-25, 25-12, 21-25, 19-25, loss Saturday in the 13th V-League Reinforced Conference that slid the.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 29th, 2016

BaliPure completes semis cast

American import Kate Morrell led the hot-streaking BaliPure to the last semifinals ride as the Purest Water Defenders clobbered Laoag 25-21, 26-24, 25-13, Wednesday night for their fourth straight win in the 13th V-League Reinforced Conference at the Ph.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 26th, 2016

BaliPure, Pocari Sweat lock horns in V-League

MANILA, Philippines – The Bali Pure Purest Water Defenders and the Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors are on a collision course in the 13th Shakey’s V-League Reinfor.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 25th, 2016

BaliPure sinks UP, collects third straight win

BaliPure continued with its winning ways adding University of the Philippines to its list of victims as the Purest Water Defenders overpowered the Lady Maroons, 25-13, 25-23, 25-17 , Saturday in the 13th V-League Reinforced Conference at the Philsports .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2016

BALIPURE: New look, same goal

Change has come to the BaliPure Purest Water Defenders. The squad may have lost some of its key players but the Water Defenders are still considered as one of the top title-contenders when the 13th V-League Reinforced Conference opens shop thi.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

ON THIS DAY: PVL opens inaugural tournament

The Premier Volleyball League celebrates its third anniversary on Thursday. On this day, the commercial league opened its inaugural Reinforced Conference. Powerhouse Pocari Sweat, BaliPure, Power Smashers, Philippine Air Force, Perlas and new team Creamline were the six teams which participated in the first tournament of the league, which replaced the defunct V-League. The opening day on April 30, 2017 was a triple-bill playdate which pitted Air Force against BaliPure, Pocari Sweat took on the Power Smashers while Perlas faced Creamline. The Water Defenders bested the Lady Jet Spikers, 21-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-21, with Grethcel Soltones coming up with 16 points while Risa Sato and Jerrili Malabanan added 12 markers each. [Related story: BaliPure grounds Air Force] In the second game, the Power Smashers scored an upset after sweeping past the Lady Warriors, 25-9, 25-22, 25-21, with Regine Arocha leading the way with 12 points. Jovelyn Prado and Dimdim Pacres added 11 and 10 markers, respectively for the Power Smashers. [Related story: Power Smashers stun loaded Pocari Sweat] In the main game, the Perlas Spikers stunned the crowd-favorite and Alyssa Valdez-led Cool Smashers, 23-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-21. [Related story: Perlas takes down Alyssa Valdez-led Creamline] Amy Ahomiro led Perlas with 17 points while Dzi Gervacio dropped 13 points behind 12 attacks including a facial against former Ateneo teammate Valdez. Valdez finished with 25 points in her first tournament back in the Philippines after her stint with 3BB Nakornnont in the Thailand League. Foreign imports were barred playing in the opening day after delays in their International Transfer Certificates. Pocari Sweat would eventually win the title against BaliPure in the Finals while Creamline finished third......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 30th, 2020

Greatest Performance: Alyssa Valdez’s career-high 39 points

To have a scorer in Alyssa Valdez is a luxury for any team. The Bureau of Customs was one of those lucky squads who had the rare chance of landing a great talent and a reliable leader. But what made the Transformers luckier was the fact that Valdez registered her career-best scoring performance wearing their colors. It was back on October 5, 2016 when Valdez carved out the most productive outing of a local in the defunct V-League. Valdez, who transferred to the newly-formed Transformers after one conference with BaliPure, dropped 39 points as she lifted BOC to a come-from-behind, 18-25, 27-25, 21-25, 25-21, 15-9 win over the Laoag Power Smashers in the Reinforced Conference at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City. Breaching the 30-point mark wasn’t new for the former Ateneo de Manila University star as she did it several times in the UAAP and in the previous editions of the V-League. But what made her feat even more impressive and memorable was the fact she did it on a match where BOC only had 10 available players and up against  a squad led by power-hitting stars Jorelle Singh and Grethcel Soltones.     The Transformers came into the match without Lilet Mabbayad and Pau Soriano because of technicalities with their former league while Thai imports Kanjana Kuthaisong and Nattanicha Jaisaen were on bench for the second straight game because of lack of international transfer certificates.  With four scoring options out because of technicalities, Valdez carried the heavy load to save BOC. The open spiker hammered 29 spikes with eight aces and a pair of kill blocks to go with 17 digs for an all-around performance.  Her point output eclipsed the 38 points registered by former Ateneo guest player Sontaya Keawbundit in the V-League Season 7 first conference while shattering the best scoring mark made by a local player of 37 points by former Adamson player Angela Benting back in the Season 6 second conference.       It also broke her previous best of 35 points while playing for Ateneo back in UAAP Season 75 in a five-set, 22-25, 21-25, 25-19, 25-16, 10-15, loss to Adamson on January 20, 2013. With Valdez firing on all cylinders, the Transformers came back from a 1-2 match deficit to force a deciding frame. Valdez continued to pound the defense of the Power Smashers when she anchored BOC’s five-point barrage to shatter a 6-6 deadlock before her teammates Andrea Marzan and Rosemarie Vargas finished off Laoag with their contributions. Even with her incredible performance, Valdez deflected the credit to her teamates.   “I’m really happy hindi lang sa panalo eh. Masaya kami buong team kasi naglaro talaga kami not only for ourselves but also for the imports and our teammates na hindi rin nakalaro,” she said. Less than a year after, Valdez put up 37 points including 34 attacks to lead Creamline past the gritty BaliPure Water Defenders, 25-20, 28-30, 25-19, 31-29, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference on July 5, 2017.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 13th, 2020

PVL: Lady Jet Spikers try to fan semis bid

Philippine Air Force sets its sights on rebounding from a loss and fueling its bid for a Final Four seat on Sunday in a showdown with also-ran BaliPure in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Action begins at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Holding a 5-6 win-loss record at seventh spot, the Lady Jet Spikers are still in the thick of the race for the remaining three semifinals seats. Unbeaten defending champion Creamline (12-0) occupied the first Final Four spot. Air Force will try to exact revenge over the Water Defenders, who beat the Lady Jet Spikers in five sets in the first round. BaliPure holds a 3-10 slate and targets to score back-to-back wins after defeating winless Chef’s Classics last week.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 5th, 2019

BaliPure frustrates Chef s Classics in five-set thriller

Despite trailing big in the deciding fifth set, 6-10, Grace Bombita and the Water Defenders were able to deny the Lady Red Spikers the victory......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 28th, 2019

Flying Titans keep semis hopes alive

Choco Mucho finally got to unleash its vaunted triple-tower combination of Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag and Bea de Leon as the Flying Titans rolled past the BaliPure Water Defenders, 25-16, 25-12, 25-16, and pressed their backdoor semis drive in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2019

Flying Titans crush Water Defenders, stay in PVL hunt

Young Choco Mucho finally got to unleash its vaunted triple-tower combination of Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag and Bea de Leon and the Flying Titans rolled past the BaliPure Water Defenders, 25-16, 25-12, 25-16......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 25th, 2019

PVL: Flying Titans eye first back-to-back wins

ChocoMucho tries to gain some momentum after checking a long skid when the Flying Titans take on a BaliPure side hoping to get out of a losing streak on Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Opening serve is at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. With Maddie Madayag expected to suit up after a tour of duty with the national team in Thailand for the inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix and Bea De Leon slowly getting back in her old form, ChocoMucho is tipped to make a repeat of its opening day win over the Water Defenders. Also leading the way for the Flying Titans is conference top scorer Kat Tolentino, who dropped a personal and tournament-high 36 points in ChocoMucho’s 32-34, 25-12, 23-25, 25-18, 15-11, win over Chef’s Classics last Saturday to end a five-game skid and improve to 3-6 record at seventh spot. But the Flying Titans, who need to pile up as many victories as they can to keep their flickering semifinals hopes alive, must not let their guards down against BaliPure, which is in desperate need of a win after an alarming six-game skid. The Water Defenders are at eighth spot with a 2-9 mark.   ---          Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 24th, 2019

PVL: Lady Troopers try to reignite win streak

PacificTown Army started the second round on a high note and the Lady Troopers hope to sustain that momentum when they take on slumping BaliPure on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center in Bulacan. Game time is at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. PacificTown Army defeated Chef’s Classics in straight sets last Wednesday to get back on the winning track after closing the first round with a stinging setback to Air Force last week for a 5-4 win-loss card. The Lady Troopers has fully adjusted from the absence of opposite hitter Jovelyn Gonzaga, who with head coach Kungfu Reyes joined the national team in Thailand to play in the ongoing inaugural ASEAN Grand Prix in Nakhon Ratchasima.      The trio of Honey Royse Tubino, Jem Gutierrez and Ging Balse-Pabayo, who tallied double-digit scoring the last time out, will again lead the charge of PacificTown Army against the squad they beat in four sets in the first round. On the other hand, BaliPure tries to stop a five-game bleeding behind the troika of Grazielle Bombita, Menchie Tubiera and Shirley Salamagos. The Water Defenders suffered a straight sets beating at the hands of unbeaten defending champion Creamline last Wednesday to fall to a 2-8 mark.     ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 20th, 2019

PVL: Cool Smashers seek win no. 10 sans Morado, Valdez

Kyle Negrito’s leadership will be put to the test as the playmaker tries to pilot unbeaten defending champion Creamline to its 10th straight win in a rematch against skidding BaliPure on Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Cool Smashers will play sans two key players in Alyssa Valdez and setter Jia Morado at 4:00 p.m. in a match that will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Valdez is recuperating from a right ankle injury while Morado joined the national team in Thailand for the ASEAN Grand Prix in Nakhon Ratchasima beginning Sept. 20. With Morado out, Negrito will fill her shoes in utilizing the offensive weapons of the Cool Smashers in Jema Galanza, Michele Gumabao, Risa Sato and Celine Domingo to repeat over the Water Defenders. BaliPure is on a four-game slide at eighth place with a 2-7 win-loss card. The Water Defenders will try to take advantage of Creamline missing two vital cogs with Grazielle Bombita, Shirley Salamagos, Menchie Tubiera and Satrianni Espiritu leading the way.   ---  Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019