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Lady Warriors foil Oragons, wrest lead

Pocari Sweat-Air Force recovered from a first-set setback and drubbed lowly Iriga-Navy, 23-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-22, to notch back-to-back wins in the quarterfinals of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan last night......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJun 14th, 2018

Lady Warriors sustain surge, sink Oragons

Pocari-Air Force picked up its second straight victory after a stumbling start, dominating Iriga-Navy with its power game, 25-18, 25-18, 25-20, to wrest solo second in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the packed Imus Sports Complex in Cavite yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

PVL: Lady Warriors rise to top spot in quarters

Pocari Sweat-Philippine Air Force took another step forward in making sure its title defense goes through at least the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference. Dropping the first set before regrouping and resoundingly taking the next three, the Lady Warriors sank Iriga-Navy, 23-25, 25-18, 25-20, and 25-22, on Wednesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. Reinforcements Maddie Palmer and Ari Love showed the way with 19 and 18 points, respectively. Skipper Myla Pablo was also right there with them with 14 markers to her name. The defending champions took time to get going, though, and allowed Macy Ubben and the Lady Oragons to claim the first frame. “Parang diesel (kami). Yun nga, siguro, kailangan muna nilang masaktan siguro,” head coach Jasper Jimenez shared post-game. From that point, Love took charge and led Pocari Sweat-Air Force to an 8-5 start in the second set that blew up to a lead of as much as eight, 19-11. Both the lead and the momentum would stay with the Lady Warriors for the remainder of the match. Pablo and company are now 2-0 in the round robin quarterfinals – putting them closer and closer to the semifinals. “We need two more wins. Siguro, kung makadalawang panalo pa kami, that’s it, semifinals na,” Jimenez said. Disputing the last two seats in the semifinals along with Pocari-Sweat-Air Force and Iriga-Navy are BaliPure, BanKo-Perlas, Petro Gazz, and Tacloban. “Sana, magtuloy-tuloy ‘tong ganitong performance namin,” Jimenez also remarked. The Lady Oragons fell to 0-2 in the quarterfinals even after a 27-point performance from Ubben. Lauren Whyte also added 18 markers. The top two finishers in the round robin quarterfinals will move on to the next round. Already there are Creamline and PayMaya who secured the top spots in the Final Four after their respective impressive runs in the preliminary round. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

PVL: Lady Eagles weather Lady Falcons upset scare for back-to-back wins

Ateneo-Motolite survived an upset scare from a very game Adamson-Akari, 17-25, 25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 15-12, on Sunday to score back-to-back wins in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Kat Tolentino stepped up big time in the deciding set, scoring six points in the frame to help the Lady Eagles improve to 4-1 win-loss record at second spot behind unbeaten BanKo (5-0). Tolentino scattered 28 points off 20 spikes, five kill blocks and three service aces while Jules Samonte added 11 markers off the bench for Ateneo-Motolite. Maddie Madayag and Ponggay Gaston chipped in nine points each for the Lady Eagles' second win in back-to-back weekend schedule after taking down Iriga-Navy in straight sets Saturday.   The incoming third year hitter scored five of Ateneo-Motolite's first nine points as the Lady Eagles built a 9-3 advantage. Behind Bernadette Flora and Ceasa Pinar's heroics, Adamson-Akari closed the gap, 9-8.  Ateneo-Motolite again went ahead, 13-11, before Krich Macaslang scored a hit to push the Lady Falcons within one, 13-12. Tolentino put the Lady Eagles at match point before Vanessa Gandler sealed the win with a cross court hit.    “Every game this is our problem because siguro new system, we always start slow for the past few games we really start slow and we try to fix that problem,” said Ateneo-Motolite head coach Oliver Almadro, who commended the Lady Falcons’ floor defense. “I thank the Lord that we won today, we won yesterday,” he added. “But I’m not happy with what we’ve shown today. It’s because, I guess, we’re getting used to playing pa sa back-to-back (schedule) so siguro being a student and an athlete hindi pa sanay doon sa big games na magkasunod. But we have to be used to it and this is a learning experience for us and we really just have to maximize our strength and really believing kung ano ang ginagawa namin.” The Lady Falcons, who showed superb floor defense but were plagued with terrible errors, dropped their sixth game in as many outings tied with the Lady Oragons. Adamson was in control of the second set, 10-5, but committed 11 of the frame's 13 errors the rest of the way as the Lady Falcons giave Ateneo-Motolite a chance to steal the set and tie the match.  The Lady Eagles again came back from a 14-15 deficit with a 10-4 run capped by an attack error by Flora for a 24-19 lead. Ateneo-Motolite committed a net touch in the next play before Adamson-Akari surrendered the set on another miscue by Flora.         Flora finished with 25 points on 20 kills, three kill blocks and a pair of aces while adding 24 digs and eight excellent receptions. Chiara Permentilla and Gracelchen Ave scored 15 and 12 markers, respectively, for Adamson.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News21 hr. 20 min. ago

PVL: Ateneo-Motolite back in win column

Ateneo-Motolite took the fight out of Iriga-Navy with a devastating rally in the second set before sustaining its momentum in the third to complete a bounce back 25-19, 29-27, 25-14, win Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Down by 12 points in the second set, the Lady Eagles once again clung to their heartstrong mantra to fuel an impressive fight back that highlighted Ateneo-Motolite’s third win in four games tied with Creamline and Pocari-Air Force. The Lady Eagles rebounded from a straight sets loss to BanKo last week by downing a revamped but still winless Lady Oragons. “Unang-una I just told them that you have to have pride and be responsible on everything you do. So I guess ‘yun ang dapat na number one na matutunan ng mga bata. Most of them know how to play but sometimes they forget how to win so I just told them to be responsible,” said Atenei-Motolite coach Oliver Almadro. “I guess ‘yung responsibility inako talaga nila and nag-make way para maka recover kami pero unfortunately, 24-20, inabutan pa rin kami. Pero siguro they just refused to lose na kasi nandoon na eh,” he added. Kat Tolentino finished with 14 points off 10 attacks, three kill blocks and an ace for the Lady Eagles. Middles Maddie Madayag and Bea De Leon had seven each while Ponggay Gaston posted eight markers for Ateneo-Motolite, which received 31 free points off Iriga-Navy’s errors. After taking the opening set, Ateneo-Motolite stared at a 17-5 deficit in the second frame. The Lady Oragons were still up, 20-12, before the Lady Eagles unleashed a 12-0 barrage to move at set point, 24-20. Iriga-Navy came back to life and moved at set point, 25-24. Ateneo-Motolite answered with two straight points before the Lady Oragons forced another deuce.   Tolentino gave the Lady Eagles back the lead but Hezzymie Acuna was quick to counter for knot the score at 27. Ponggay Gaston pushed Ateneo-Motolite on its third set point advantage before Nene Bautista committed an attack error to surrender the frame to the Lady Eagles.     With momentum on their side, Ateneo-Motolite created an early separation and never looked back in the third. The Lady Oragons, who inserted three Army players in Bautista, Joanne Bunag and libero Tin Agno to beef up their lineup, absorbed their sixth straight defeat in as many outings. Bunag had 11 points while Grazielle Bombita and Divine Eguia scored eight each for Iriga-Navy.     ---           Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

PVL: Angels bag back-to-back wins

Rachel Austero came up big at crunch time to help PetroGazz weather the comeback attempt of listless Iriga-Navy, 25-19, 25-20, 23-25, 28-26, Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Angels improved to 3-2 win-loss record as they picked their second straight win a day after scoring a huge five-set upset over title favorite Creamline in Imus, Cavite. Austero pulled off the exciting win after hitting an offspeed kill to push the Angels at its second match point advantage before landing the game-clinching ace to seal their fifth game in nine days. “Ayun swerte siguro kami na kahit papaano nakakakapit tayo sa games so long rest pero syempre training pa rin, konting pahinga,” Angels coach Jerry Yee, whose squad will get a much-deserved rest before marching back into battle on Saturday against Ateneo-Motolite. Paneng Mercado led PetroGazz with 12 points, all from attacks, while Ranya Musa got 11 off eight hits and three kill blocks in two sets of play. Cai Baloaloa, Chie Saet and Cherry Nunag got nine markers each while Austero scored all of her points in the fourth set off the bench.  PetroGazz squandered a 15-11 lead midway in the fourth set as they allowed the Lady Oragons to counter with five unanswered points. The Angels went down, 22-24, before forcing a duece after Sabete's back-to-back hits. A service error by Sabete gave Iriga-Navy back the set point advantage. PetroGazz answered with two straight points for a 26-25 lead. Florence Madulid tied it again at 26 before Austero's heroics.    The Lady Oragons continued to struggle in the tournament after losing their fourth straight in as many outings. Grazielle Bombita got 21 points, Madulid finished with 17 while Divine Eguia posted 14 markers for Iriga-Navy.   ---   Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

PVL: Lady Warriors seek back-to-back wins

After going over the hump the last time out, Pocari Sweat-Air Force look to spark a winning run as the Lady Warriors square off with listless Iriga-Navy Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the Imus Sports Complex in Imus, Cavite. The Lady Warriors bounced back from a four-set opening day loss to Ateneo de Manila University with a hard-fought 25-20, 29-31, 25-15, 17-25, 15-5 victory over PetroGazz. With momentum on their side Pocari Sweat wants to add the Lady Oragons on its list of victims when action begins at 4:00 p.m. that will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream. While the Lady Warriors recovered from their stinging setback, Iriga-Navy is struggling in form. The Lady Oragons are winless in two games and are coming off a 17-25, 17-25, 19-25, drubbing at the hands of Tacloban.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

PVL: Lady Warriors notch first win

MALOLOS, Bulacan --- Pocari Sweat-Air Force needed five sets to carve out its first win in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference. Myla Pablo led the way as the Lady Warriors outlasted gritty PetroGazz in a bounce back, 25-20, 29-31, 25-15, 17-25, 15-5, win Wednesday at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center here. Pablo finished with 22 points with 19 coming off attacks for last year’s runner-up, which recovered from a sorry four-set loss to Ateneo de Manila University last Sunday. Pocari Sweat tied Tacloban at 1-1 win-loss card. The Lady Warriors built a huge 9-1 lead in the fifth set to set the tone of the frame and eventually hand the Angels their second straight defeat in three outings. "Siguro nag-mature na sila pagdating sa fifth set dahil alam ko namang kayang-kaya nila kaso breaks of the game," said Pocari Sweat coach Jasper Jimenez, who admitted that his squad looked physically and mentally exhausted for playing in the PVL and the ongoing AFP Olympics. Jozza Cabalza pushed the Lady Warriors at match point, 14-3, off back-to-back aces before sending his service short in the next play. Pocari Sweat was flagged with a rotation error before May Ann Pantino sealed the win with an attack. Jeanette Panaga finished with 11 points while Del Palomata and Pantino added 10 and nine markers, respectively, for the Lady Warriors. Jonah Sabete was the lone PetroGazz player in double figures with 17 markers while Paneng Mercado and Marites Pablo, who faced sisted Myla for the first time after playing together with National University in the UAAP three years ago, combined for 14 points.     ---- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018

PVL Open Conference: Lady Warriors out to reclaim lost glory

Pocari Sweat-Air Force has one goal set in mind: claim the throne. Fielding an intact core, the Lady Warriors remain as one of the top title contenders in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference. Expect Pocari Sweat to bring quite a storm as the Lady Warriors shoot for nothing else but the crown in the all-Filipino tournament set to begin on September 22. Reinforced Conference Most Valuable Player Myla Pablo is back to once again lead the Lady Warriors to the Promised Land. Pocari Sweat, which ruled the Open Conference of the defunct V-League in 2016, fell short of the crown last year at the hands of BaliPure, which skipped this season’s edition. The Lady Warriors will again backed by the core of Philippine Air Force.     Here is the full Pocari Sweat-Air Force lineup: Shobe Crisostomo Jeannette Panaga Iari Yongco Cesca Racraquin May Ann Pantino Wendy Semana Gena Andaya Elaine Kasilag Mary Ann Balmaceda Del Palomata Angel Antipuesto Myla Pablo.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018

UAAP: Lady Tams, Lady Eagles post second wins

FEU and Ateneo gained a share of the early lead after posting constrasting wins on Wednesday in the UAAP Season 81 women's basketball tournament at the Araneta Coliseum. Valerie Mamaril and Fatima Quiapo combined for 18 points, while graduating center Clare Castro pulled down 11 rebounds as the Lady Tamaraws subdued UP, 69-55, for a 2-0 record. Alyssa Villamor and Joanne Nimes each scored 18 points, while Jollina Go tossed in 15 markers as the Lady Eagles edged UE, 68-66, to also post its second straight win. The Lady Maroons and the Lady Warriors fell to 0-2. FEU posted another double-digit win, following up its season-opening 52-34 romp of UE. Surviving another close game, Ateneo opened its campaign with a 64-60 squeaker over UP. BOX SCORES FIRST GAME ATENEO 68 - Nimes 18, Villamor 18, Go 15, Joson 8, Buendia 4, Cancio 2, Guytingco 2, Newsome 1, Chu 0, Gino-Gino 0, Payac 0. UE 66 - Requiron 31, Cortizano 15, P. Pedregosa 13, A. Pedregosa 5, Strachan 2, Borromeo 0, Cuadero 0, Francisco 0, Ganade 0, Ordas 0, Nama 0 QUARTER SCORES: 19-19, 30-32, 55-52, 68-66 SECOND GAME FEU 69 - Mamaril 9, Quiapo 9, Castro 7, Hortaleza 7, Bahuyan 6, Antiola 5, Payadon 5, Dugay 5, Bastatas 4, Taguiam 4, Adriano 3, Arenas 3, Rebleza 2, Vidal 0, Abat 0, Antonio 0. UP 55 - L. Ordoveza 15, Cruz 11, Ferrer 10, Gonzales 9, Bascon 4, Lebico 4, Rivera 2, Amar 0, Medina 0, Rodas 0, Larrosa 0, De Guzman 0, De Leon 0, Hidalgo 0, Moa 0, C. Ordoveza 0. QUARTER SCORES: 22-7, 35-21, 62-33, 69-55.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

UAAP 81 By the Numbers: Falcons make a Splash

Did you miss UAAP basketball? Well UAAP basketball missed you too. Season 81 started with a Splash this past weekend and we got you covered on all the numbers if you somehow missed all of it. But why did you miss it in the first place? Not important. Let's go.   2 Impressive rookie debuts in UAAP Season 81. UST's CJ Cansino and NU's Dave Ildefonso. Remember those names.   20 Total points for CJ Cansino in his UAAP debut, highest output for a true freshman in his first game in 15 years. The previous high was 15 points for Jeron Teng six seasons ago. Looks like the Growling Tigers have a young King on deck already. Dave Ildefonso is a close second, with 19 points.   61 Total points for the De La Salle Green Archers in their opening-weekend loss to FEU. It's the lowest output for the Green Archers in three years or since the Growling Tigers smashed them, 77-61, in Season 78.   1 Total number of FEU wins over La Salle in about three years. The last time the Tamaraws beat the Green Archers in the regular season was in 2015 when the FEU bench beat Jeron Teng's La Salle, 71-68. FEU didn't beat La Salle in the Ben Mbala era. Not even once.   65 The NU Lady Bulldogs extended their winning streak to 65 games following a close decision over UST to start their latest title defense in Season 81. Dynasty.   8 Total blocks for Issa Gaye against UST, highest in the last five seasons. The last player to deny that many shots in one game was Alfred Aroga against Ateneo in 2014.   29 Total margin of victory by UP against UE to start UAAP Season 81. 29 points is the most lopsided opening game in five seasons or since the Red Warriors crushed the Fighting Maroons by 28 points in 2014.   23 Total points for Adamson's Jerrick Ahanmisi to lead all scorers in UAAP Season 81's opening weekend. Ahanmisi led the Falcons to a sensational 74-70 victory over the mighty Ateneo Blue Eagles, sending a statement to the rest of the league. Jerrick also had time to casually drill a halfcourt shot to completely turn the momentum in favor of Adamson at halftime. Check it out, it was glorious.   ---- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

Lady Tams blast stags, Wrest PVL solo lead

Far Eastern U finally delivered the win the way it wanted, crushing San Sebastian, 25-15, 25-22, 25-18, yesterday to seize control of the field with a third straight victory in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Collegiate Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan last night......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

Foton claims seventh spot, Cherrylume upsets Cocolife

Foton settled for a seventh place finish after making a short work of University of the Philippines-United Auctioneers Inc. (UP-UAI), 25-14, 25-14, 25-14, Thursday in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Invitational Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Jaja Santiago and Dindin Manabat carried the Tornadoes to a strong finish with three straight wins, capped by an impressive win over the Lady Maroons in just 64 minutes. Santiago and Manabat poured 13 and 12 points, respectively, while Bea De Leon chipped in seven hits for Foton, which only had eight errors compared to the 21 miscues of UP-UA. Isa Molde was the lone bright spot for the Lady Maroons with 14 points in a losing effort as her team settled for eight-place. UP-UAI had only one win in the tourney beating Cocolife last Tuesday in the first phase of the classification round. Meanwhile, University of the East-Cherrylume hung on tight to upset the Cocolife in five sets, 22-25, 26-24, 25-19, 21-25, 22-20, and capture the ninth place. The Iron Lady Warriors saved the best for last as they survived five match points before dispatching the Asset Managers in two hours and 12 minutes and settle for the ninth place.  Mary Anne Mendrez provided the clutch blows for UE-Cherrylume denying Cocolife‘s last three match points of the seven deuces.  Down from 19-20, Mendrez nailed the equalizer and Cocolife’s Justine Tiu overcooked her attack giving the Lady Warriors the set point, 21-20, before Mendrez hit the game-winning service ace. Mendrez erupted for 27 points off 24 kills and three service aces, including 28 digs. Juliet Catindig was also impressive with 18 points, including 18 digs and 12 excellent receptions, while Judith Abil and Mariella Gabarda added 13 and 11 markers, respectively. “‘We gave our all in our last game” said UE-Cherrylume head coach Rod Roque after getting a gracious exit in the midseason conference. “When we joined, our only aim is to gain experience, learn from the senior players and adapt their strategy, mindset and communication in this exposure and preparation for UAAP.” The Iron Lady Warriors squandered a 2-1 set lead but did not back down in their neck-and-neck duel in the fifth set with the Asset Managers.  UE-Cherrylume reached match point first with a precarious 14-13 lead but Cocolife forced six more deuces before Mendrez’s heroics sealed the victory. Cocolife crashed down in the last place of the 10-team Invitational conference. Gyra Barroga and Tiu finished with 15 points each and had 19 digs and 13 receptions, respectively. Denice Tan and Marge Tejada were also instrumental with 13 and 10 markers, while libero Denden Lazaro had 34 digs......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

PVL: Lady Warriors near bronze medal finish

Pocari Sweat-Air Force displayed great teamwork in the absence of injured local hitter Myla Pablo to eke out a rousing come-from-behind, 25-22, 17-25, 16-25, 26-24, 15-11, win over BanKo to inch closer to a bronze medal finish in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference Sunday at the MOA Arena. The Lady Warriors drew first blood in best-of-three battle for third behind the superb game of American import Maddie Palmer. Palmer finished with 24 points built on 22 attacks and a pair of aces for Pocari Sweat, which played without Pablo after the open spiker was ruled out for the rest of the conference because of a lower back injury she sustained in the Game 3 semis loss of the dethroned Lady Warriors against Creamline. Game 2 is on Wednesday at the same venue. “We didn’t have our good attitude in the first couple of sets, we played like we’re gonna lose,” said Palmer, who had 17 digs and 10 excellent receptions. “The change is that we played we wanted to win instead of playing not to lose, it’s just a different mindset and I think that was our improvement.” American Ari Love had 17 markers while Del Palomata fimished with 13 markers for the Lady Warriors. Elaine Kasilag punched in eight points including the game-clinching tip to seal the one-hour, 47-minute win.  Pocari Sweat recovered from an 1-2 match deficit and held a 9-5 lead in the deciding frame. The Perlas Spikers closed the gap, 10-9, but the Lady Warriors countered with a 5-2 scoring spurt capped by Kasilag's winner off a misreception. American Kia Bright uncorked 30 attacks in her 33-point performance while Thai import Jutarat Montripila and Amy Ahomiro posted 17 and 14 markers, respectively, for BanKo.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

PVL: Cool Smashers demolish handicapped Lady Warriors to advance in the Finals

Crowd favorite Creamline exploited the advantage of playing against a handicapped Pocari Sweat-Air Force to cruise to a 25-15, 25-18, 25-16 win to advance to its first Finals gig and dethrone the defending champions Friday. The Cool Smashers demolished the Lady Warriors sans top local scorer Myla Pablo to complete a best-of-three semifinals series come-from-behind victory and book their breakthrough championship stint after back-to-back bronze medal finishes last season. Alyssa Valdez was sharp as always to pace Creamline in the crucial match as the popular star advanced to her first Finals stint since a runne rup finish in the now-defunct V-League back in 2016, while playing for Bureau of Customs in the Reinforced Conference. Valdez had 15 points with 14 digs while Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin finished with 15 markers for Creamline, which outgunned the Lady Warriors, 45-25, in kills. Risa Sato had 10 points, Michele Gumabao scored eight while setter Jia Morado tallied 29 excellent sets for Creamline.  The Cool Smashers will meet in the best-of-three Finals starting on Sunday at the MOA Arena the survivor between BanKo and PayMaya in the other semis pairing. Creamline broke a 14-14 deadlock in the third set with eight unanswered points for a 22-14 lead before closing the match with a 3-2 scoring spurt. Pocari Sweat played without Pablo, who suffered a lower back injury during the warmups minutes before the start of the series decider, and marched into battle with American imports Ari Love and Maddi Palmer recovering from bum stomachs. Pocari Sweat missed the Finals for the first time in three years since it joined the V-League in 2016. Love posted 11 points while Palmer got nine points for the Lady Warriors, who will take on the loser between BanKo and PayMaya in the battle for third on Sunday.   ---          Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Ibinigay niya ang love niya sa laro -- Jimenez on Love

Defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force head coach Jasper Jimenez admired the fighting heart displayed by import Ari Love in the pivotal Game 1 win of the Lady Warriors in the best-of-three Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference semifinals. Love finished with 20 points in a great display of her offensive arsenal to lead Pocari Sweat to a 25-23, 25-12, 25-23, demolition of top seed Creamline, Sunday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The American highlighted her performance with her heroics late in the third frame despite suffering from cramps on both legs a few plays back. Love had to be subbed out midway in third set because of cramps and returned in the crucial closing stretch of the frame to help put a stop on the Cool Smashers’ desperate comeback attempt. “Actually, galing sa sakit si Love. Kanina parang dehydrated siya,” said Jimenez of his prized reinforcement. “Actually, dalawang (binti) na nga ang bumigay sa kanya pero nandyan pa rin ang desire to win,” he added.   Creamline tied the set at 19 in a tight contest before the Lady Warriors answered with four straight points punctuated by Love’s down the line kill in her return to action. Love sealed the win with a solid kill block over Cool Smashers’ Alyssa Valdez to complete the sweep in the one-hour, 17-minute match. Love finished with 15 attacks, four kill blocks and an ace.    “Ibinigay din niya ang love niya sa laro, yung puso niya, pusong palaban talaga,” said Jimenez.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 1st, 2018

Lady Warriors foil Water Defenders in 5

Pocari Sweat-Air Force teetered on the brink but pulled through in the end as it turned back young BaliPure-National University, 29-27, 20-25, 19-25, 26-24, 15-13, to move closer to the semifinals in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Petro Gazz spills BaliPure; Banko-Perlas grounds Pocari-Air Force

BanKo-Perlas dominated the first two sets before thwarting the comeback of Pocari-Air Force in the third en route to a 25-19, 25-14, 25-22, victory Saturday night in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference quarterfinals at FilOil Flying V Centre. The Perlas Spikers fell behind, 13-20, in the third frame before launching an all-out offensive to register their second straight win and inch a game closer to the semifinals. BanKo-Perlas also denied Pocari outright entry to the semifinals while taking the quarterfinals lead. The Lady Warriors absorbed their first loss in three matches. In the nightcap, Petro Gazz hammered out a similar shutout after whipping BaliPure-N...Keep on reading: Petro Gazz spills BaliPure; Banko-Perlas grounds Pocari-Air Force.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Pocari bolsters PVL semis bid, PetroGazz stays in the hunt

MANILA, Philippines – The Pocari Sweat Lady Warriors grabbed the early lead in the quarterfinal round at 2-0, while the PetroGazz Angels picked up their first win in two games  in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference on Wednesday, June 13 at the FilOil Flying V Centre. The Lady Warriors ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Lady Warriors target No. 2 vs Oragons

Titleholder Pocari-Air Force tries to stay on track of its semifinal drive as it tangles with Iriga-Navy today while PetroGazz and Tacloban clash in the quarterfinal round of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

PVL: Fighting Warays close prelims with back-to-back wins

Tacloban built its momentum heading into the quarterfinals with back-to-back wins at the expense of the defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force, 25-17, 17-25, 25-20, 16-25, 15-10, Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Fighting Warays closed the preliminary round with a 4-3 win-loss record. Thai import Hyapha Amporn finished with 19 points with all but one coming off attacks while Jovielyn Prado added 18 markers anchored on 17 kills including the match-clinching through the block hit to cap the victory for Tacloban, which will play in the round robin quarterfinals starting Saturday where the last two best-of-three Final Four seats are at stake. League-leading Creamline (5-1) and PayMaya (4-2) clinched the two outright semis seats. Thai reinforcement Patcharee Saengmuang finished with 15 points and 14 digs for the Fighting Warays.    “Unang-una medyo high morale ‘yung mga players, ang ina-ano ko lang kasi, ‘di ba nagpalit kami ng player, so ‘yung adjustment and teamwork mabuo ulit,” said Tacloban head coach Nes Pamilar. The Fighting Warays raced to an early 4-1 lead only to see the Lady Warriors tie it at 4-4. Tacloban answered with a scoring spurt of its own to take a 9-4 advantage. Pocari Sweat threatened again as they chipped away their deficit, 10-12, before the Fighting Warays closed the match with three straight points.   “Kanina sa second set and fourth set niremind ko sila na bakit ganoon kapag nananalo ng isang set nagre-relax,” said Pamilar. “Kaya noong fifth set sabi ko kaiangan mabago natin, kailangan itong fifth set all out tayo.” Myla Pablo led the Lady Warriors with 20 points and 11 excellent receptions while American imports Ari Love and Maddie Palmer posted 16 and 15 markers, respectively. Jeanette Panaga had 11 points for Pocari Sweat, which ended the prelims with back-to-back losses and a 3-4 mark tied with Petro Gazz and BanKo.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

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