Unbeaten Davies Paint-Adamson shoots for a quarterfinals berth as it tangles with a surging Saints and Lattes-Letran at the resumption of the Spikers' Turn Invitational Conference with a quadruple-bill at the Paco Arena in Manila on Sunday.
The Soaring Falcons are expected to bank again on their balanced attack, led by Francis Casas, John Gay, and Jude Aguilar, as they go for a fourth straight victory and match the Cignal HD Spikers’ emphatic start in Pool C of the four-division elims of the season-ending conference organized by Sports Vision.
"Siguro magdadagdag pa kami ng intensity ng training. Kung ano yung pinractice namin nung nakaraan, dadagdagan pa namin tapos paghahandaan namin yung Letran. Hindi pwede mag-relax kami don, kailangan i-maintain yung standing namin bago kami tumapat sa Cignal," said Falcons deputy coach Fritz Santos after their four-set win against St. Gerrard Construction-Benilde last Sunday.
But Letran is also coming off a big shutout win over over St. Gerrard-Benilde the last time out that hiked its record to 2-1 with a reversal in their 11 a.m. clash to force a tie for second spot.
At 3 p.m., EcoOil-La Salle seeks to firm up its own bid in Pool B as it faces veteran but struggling Philippine Air Force side.
The Green Oilers, with Noel Kampton and JM Ronquillo finally suiting up in their last game, held off a tough MKA San Beda team in five sets to likewise improve to 3-0 and a win away from securing a spot in the post-elims play of the tournament backed by Bola.TV, Beyond Active Wear, ASICS, and Mikasa.
The Airmen (1-2), on the other hand, will be led by Ranran Abdilla and JR Labrador.
"Sana mabalik namin yung naglalaro kami nang buo kasi may pagkakataon na nagkakanya kanya sila to the point na hindi na sila nagtutulungan. Gusto ko lang makita ulit how we played during V-League championship, semis and everything. Pakita lang ulit nila yung sarili nila," said La Salle head coach Jose Roque.
Over in Pool D, Savouge RTU Basilan (2-1) also tries to fuel its quarterfinal hopes against Xentromall-EAC (1-2) at 1 p.m., while back-to-the-wall Ateneo-Fudgee Barr (1-2) goes all-out to stay alive in Pool A against ousted Iloilo (1-3) in the 5 p.m. main game.
Games can be streamed live on SpikersTurf.ph and Pilipinas Live and telecast on OneSports and OneSportsPlus.