PLDT defeats Army in 5-set Shakey's V-League Championship

    MANILA, Philippines - The PLDT Home Ultera defeated Philippine Army after the very tough five-set match in Game 3 to clinch the Shakey's V-League Season 12 Open Conference crown on Sunday, May 31 at the jampacked The Arena in San Juan.

    PLDT Home Ultera wins Shakey's V-League Open Conference
    The Ultra-fast Spiker Alyja Daphne "Jaja" Santiago named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the conference. Santiago made 17 points in support of tournament MVP Alyssa Valdez's 29. More importantly, the 6-foot-5 National University (NU) Lady Bulldogs star helped PLDT defense at the net, blocking and changing up the vaunted Army attacks throughout the series.

    UltraFast Hitter Jaja Santiago wins Finals MVP Award. Credit: @redsago/Twitter
    Ultra-fast Spikers won the final two sets to rally back from a 2-1 deficit to win the title.

    With the fifth set tied at 13-all, veteran Suzanne Roces scored on a quick hit to put her team within championship point.

    Philippine Army volleyball team
    Philippine Army volleyball team. Credit: gmanews
    Jaja Santiago then foiled an Army attack to give PLDT the hard-earned win.
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