first_imgThe Power Smashers thus extended the best-of-three contest to a no-tomorrow Game 3 which will be played on Thursday also at Philsports Arena in Pasig.A former member of Thailand’s national team, the 24-year-old Thipachot scored 28 points for the Power Smashers, who chipped away at the complacent Lady Warriors to force the fifth set.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith momentum shifting to the Power Smashers in the deciding set, Myla Pablo and import Michelle Strizak tried to close out their rivals and pushed the Lady Warriors to within 10-11.A long exchange ensued and with the score tied at 13, Regine Arocha nailed the go-ahead spike for match point. Tabal pleads with Patafa to reconsider: I did nothing wrong Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP With a quick snap of her wrists, Kannika Thipachot completed a great escape by Power Smashers Tuesday night.The Thai reinforcement led the Power Smashers’ climb from two sets to none down to snatch a 24-26, 22-25, 25-18, 25-23, 15-13 victory over defending champion Pocari Sweat and stay in the running in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds LATEST STORIES And just when Pocari was looking for opportunity to pounce, Thipachot pushed a weak return into an unmanned spot inside Pocari’s yard for the stunning winner.Power Smashers coach Nestor Pamilar lauded his wards for not giving up in the face of the rampaging Lady Warriors, who won Game 1 (25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 22-25, 15-12).“That shows how much my players wanted to win and be in the finals,” said Pamilar. “Now we are expecting another tight Game 3 and whoever wants it more will prevail.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img

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