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Perlas battles Iriga

Games today: (Filoil Flying V Centre) 4 p.m. – BaliPure-NU vs. Pocari Sweat-PAF 6:30 p.m. – Iriga-Navy vs. BanKo-Perlas STREAKING BanKo-Perlas tries to move closer in clinching one of the remaining semifinals berths up for grabs against dangerous Iriga-Navy today in the PVL Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJun 19th, 2018

BaliPure eyes lead share vs Perlas

BaliPure-National University shoots for a share of the early lead as it battles skidding BanKo-Perlas while Iriga-Navy and defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force try to rebound from setbacks as the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference returns to the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

PVL: Cool Smashers, Perlas Spikers clash in battle of heavyweights

Title favorites Creamline and BanKo collide in a battle of heavyweights on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference in Cagayan de Oro. Already assured of spots in the best-of-three semifinals, the Cool Smashers and Perlas Spikers are now both looking to build momentum heading into the Final Four. The winner of the 4:00 p.m. rematch will not only get a morale boost but will also strengthen its bid for a good position in the semis. Creamline holds a 9-2 win-loss record in solo second spot behind league-leading Ateneo-Motolite (10-3). Just half a game behind is BanKo, which sports a 9-3 card. The Cool Smashers are eyeing their fourth straight win. Behind top hitter Alyssa Valdez, Creamline easily dismantled Iriga-Navy, 25-12, 25-13, 26-24, last Wednesday to clinch a semis seat. BanKo is also coming off a 27-25, 19-25, 25-16, 25-20, win over Pocari Sweat-Air Force the last time out to advance in the semis. The Perlas Spikers want payback after bowing down in straight sets to Creamline in the first round.   ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 17th, 2018

PVL: Malakas pa rin makakatapat mo, wala kang ligtas -- Valdez on semis

Creamline is through to the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference. For Cool Smashers top hitter Alyssa Valdez, the next challenge now is for Creamline to build momentum heading into the best-of-three Final Four. Choosing which team to face in the penultimate stage is out of the question. “Kahit pumili ka rin kasi sa kung saang rank ka, makakatapat mo pa rin ay malalakas na teams. Wala kang ligtas,” said Valdez, whose squad sports a 9-2 win-loss record at the second spot and is on a three-game winning tear. The Cool Smashers occupied the third semifinals seat on Wednesday after sweeping Iriga-Navy, 25-12, 25-13, 26-24, to join other Final Four-bound teams Ateneo-Motolite and BanKo. Only one berth remains and for the three teams that are already in the semis cast, the last four playdates of the two-round eliminations will determine their placing in the Final Four.     But the Cool Smashers would rather concentrate on building their morale than worry about their seeding.   “Ang hirap kasi hindi mo rin alam,” she said. “I think ang goal talaga is to really get wins sa mga future games namin. We have three more games medyo delikado pa. More hard work pa, more push pa.” The Cool Smashers still have BanKo, first round tormentor PetroGazz and upset-conscious Adamson-Akari in their list of assignments.   “I think ang pinakaimportante ngayon to get all the confidence na kailangan namin. Lahat malaman namin ngayon kung ano pa ang kailangan naming i-improve as a team para pagdating ng semifinals kahit sino ang makalaban namin medyo mag-perform kami ng maganda,” she said. And to build that momentum, Creamline will need to bring it’s A-game against the Perlas Spikers on Saturday in Cagayan de Oro.   “We all know BanKo, tough team, very hard to beat and they’re my former teammates so kilalang-kilala nila ako,” said Valdez of the squad that the Cool Smashers swept in the first round.     ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

PVL: Lady Eagles eye first semis seat

Ateneo-Motolite goes for the first Final Four seat in a rematch against first round tormentor Banko on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center. The Lady Eagles are on top of the standings with a 9-2 win-loss record and are on a four-game winning streak. Another victory by Ateneo-Motolite in the 6:00 p.m. duel will hand the Lady Eagles a seat in the best-of-three Final Four. The game will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream.   Behind the solid games of Kat Tolentino, Maddie Madayag, rookie Vanessa Gandler and Bea De Leon, the Lady Eagles went on a tear in the second round, beating Pocari Sweat-Air Force, Creamline, Tacloban and Iriga-Navy. But Ateneo-Motolite is bracing for a tough challenge against the Perlas Spikers. BanKo beat the Lady Eagles in straight sets in the first round. The Perlas Spikers hold a 7-2 card at second to third place tied with the Cool Smashers and are coming off back-to-back victories. Dzi Gervacio, Nicole Tiamzon, Joy Dacoron and Kathy Bersola will lead the charge BanKo.   ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

PVL: Injury woes continue to haunt Lady Falcons

As if its winless record isn’t bad enough, Adamson-Akari will continue to limp through the second round of eliminations in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference. Head coach Air Padda is not expecting injured veterans Eli Soyud and Le-Ann Perez and rookie Trisha Genesis to be back in action soon. “I don’t see any of those girls coming back within the next few weeks at least,” said Padda, whose squad was bitten by the injury bug early in their campaign in the season-ending tournament. Even before the start of the conference, Adamson already lost one of its top hitter in Soyud to injury while middle blocker Joy Dacoron joined her club team BanKo. The Collegiate Conference Best Opposite Spiker underwent surgery on her left meniscus and was given at least six to eight weeks of recovery. She was initially expected to return in the second round, but with the pace of her recovery, Padda is not that optimistic.      “I don’t think that Eli’s gonna be back because even with her rehab she’s not gonna make it back,” said Padda of her top hitter, who averaged 17.2 points per game in the Collegiate Conference. Genesis was sidelined due to a left ankle injury she sustained in the Lady Falcons’ third game against BanKo. The Laguna-native landed on the foot of Perlas Spiker and former Adamson star Amanda Villanueva.  “Trisha isn’t even back in training, she’s walking now but her ankle is really swollen and the movement like her flexibility is not there,” said Padda. “Maybe a few more weeks for Trisha but we’re not sure.” And Perez is still on the road to recovery from a shoulder injury.    “Le is in training but she can’t hit,” the mentor said. “The mobility of her shoulder to like move and turn is not there yet.” With an undermanned squad, Padda saw her team’s quick turnaround from Collegiate Conference’s flawless team after the elims to the Open Conference’s cellar-dweller, losing all of their first seven games. “We didn’t start off on the right foot, we had a bunch of injuries which we still have,” said Padda. But despite a disappointing first round, Padda still sees some silver lining in their last couple of games especially on their strong floor defense that she think they can capitalize on come second round. “I’m looking forward to starting on a strong note,” she said. “Like I said I think we ended the first round playing better, we just need to build on it.” Adamson-Akari will face Iriga-Navy on Saturday at the Imus Sports Complex in Cavite.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

BanKo-Perlas upends Navy

BanKo-Perlas regained its winning touch as it held off Iriga-Navy, 25-22, 25-21, 25-19, to wrest the solo second spot at the start of the second round of the PVL Open Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

PVL: Gervacio shows consistency for Perlas Spikers

Dzi Gervacio has been consistently delivering the goods for BanKo in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference. The former Ateneo de Manila University standout in her first all-Filipino stint as a Perlas Spiker is in her vintage form and her numbers in the stats sheet say it all. Gervacio is averaging 16.8 point per game and her 17-point explosion Wednesday helped BanKo get back on the right track after a two-game slump. The open spiker pounded 15 kills and landed a couple of aces while putting up 10 digs in the Perlas Spikers’ 25-22, 25-21, 25-19, victory over Iriga-Navy at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. It was a quick win for BanKo as it improved to 6-2 win-loss record and completed an elims sweep of the Lady Oragons.     “Gusto lang namin makabawi kasi last round we won in four sets,” she said. “So at least kahit mabagal ang pace straight sets pa rin.” All thanks to another superb effort by Gervacio, who finished the first round at the third spot in scoring behind Alyssa Valdez of Creamline and Pocari Sweat’s Myla Pablo.     “Siguro I wasn’t aware also (of my stats) kasi coming into Open Conference ni-remind din ako ng mga coaches namin na we want you to step up and be one of the leaders inside the court,” said Gervacio.   However, Gervacio, who is second in attack efficiency (33.76%) behind Valdez (40.46%) after the first seven games and in the top 10 in service and digs, is not too keen on chasing individual glory but would rather play her role well to bring glory to BanKo.         “I think its cherry on top, the main goal naman is to finish no. 1,” she said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

PAF eyes revenge vs Tacloban

Pocari Sweat-Air Force tangles with first round tormentor Tacloban at 6 p.m. following the 4 p.m. match between skidding BanKo-Perlas and Iriga-Navy at the start of the second round of the PVL Open conference today at the Filoil Flying V Center......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 24th, 2018

PVL: Perlas Spikers, Lady Oragons clash in elims rematch

BanKo and Iriga-Navy look for a fresh new start after contrasting end of the first round when the second half of the double-round eliminations of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference begins Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Game time is at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream.  The Perlas Spikers opened their campaign with five straight wins before falling short in their last two games to move down to a share of the second spot with Ateneo-Motolite with 5-2 win-loss slate. BanKo is coming off a straight sets loss to league-leading Creamline and a stinging 25-16, 24-26, 25-18, 23-25, 13-15, loss to Pocari Sweat-Air Force last Sunday in Baliwag, Bulacan. Meanwhile, the Lady Oragons are on a high after snapping a six-game losing streak to barge in the win column. Behind Army veterans Nene Bautista and Joanne Bunag, Grazielle Bombita and Hezzymie Acuna, Iriga-Navy outlasted young Adamson-Akari, 25-18, 23-25, 25-21, 24-26, 15-11, last Saturday to end the first round on a high note. Head coach Edgardo Rusit is optimistic of their final push to gain a spot in the Final Four with his Army recruits now focused on their services with the Lady Oragons following the end of the AFP Olympics.   “Sa second round makakapag-focus na kami (sa conference) kasi tapos na ang liga naming sa AFP (Olympics),” he said. “Ngayon naka-focus na sila sa team namin ngayon dito sa Iriga, siguro yung adjustment namin malaki na ang mababago.”     Iriga-Navy is looking to exact revenge on the Perlas Spikers who beat the Lady Oragons in four sets at the start of their campaign.     ---  Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

PVL: Lady Warriors out to extend win streak

Streaking Pocari Sweat-Air Force squares off with Adamson-Akari on Wednesday with a mission to add the Lady Falcons to its list of victims in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Lady Warriors eye their third straight win in the 4:00 p.m. match that will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183 and via livestream. Pocari Sweat scored consecutive wins over PetroGazz and Iriga-Navy to tie Tacloban at third to fourth spots with identical 2-1 win-loss slates. Myla Pablo, who is currently the tournament’s scoring leader with an average of 21 points per game, Jeanette Panaga, May Ann Pantino and Del Palomata will banner the Lady Warriors. Adamson-Akari, which is playing without injured top opposite hitter Eli Soyud (left meniscus), suffered an opening day setback at the hands of Tacloban last Sunday. Without Soyud, who is out for six to eight weeks, and middle blocker Joy Dacoron, who suited up for BanKo Perlas, Chiara Permentilla, Bernadette Flora, May Roque and Krich Macaslang must step up to help the Lady Falcons avoid another defeat.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2018

BanKo blasts Iriga-Navy in PVL opener

BanKo opened up its bid with a convincing four-set win over Iriga-Navy, 25-14, 19-25, 25-17, 25-9, in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center. Nicole Tiamzon powered the Perlas Spikers with 16 points while Mary Joy Dacoron and Dzi Gervacio had 15 points apiece. The Perlas Spikers were head and shoulders above the Lady Uragons in terms of attack coming away with a 46-32 spikes advantage. Amanda Villanueva also had a substantial contribution to BanKo with 10 points. Rizalie Amaro had 10 points to lead Iriga-Navy....Keep on reading: BanKo blasts Iriga-Navy in PVL opener.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Fierce duels in PVL opener

The Premier Volleyball League unveils its Season 2 Open Conference today with a promise of slam-bang action among eight teams who kept their rosters intact. BanKo-Perlas, which finished third in the Reinforced Conference early this year, tangles with Iriga-Navy at 6 p.m. while PetroGazz mixes it up with Tacloban in the 4 p.m. opener at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 21st, 2018

BanKo Perlas Set to Keep the Ball Rolling in Vietnam, PVL Open Conference

Following their successful stint in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Reinforced Conference, the BanKo Perlas Spikers ride on the momentum as they prepare for the back-to-back competitions in PVL Season 2 Open Conference on September 22 and the upcoming Vin Lonh tournament in Vietnam on September 28 to October 3, 2018. The BanKo Perlas Spikers will face three Vietnamese teams and a squad from Thailand in the prestigious Vietnam tournament. The team’s participation in the conference is a strategic move to train them for the different leagues, particularly the PVL Open Conference. “Banko Perlas Spikers is a fairly new team, as the girls have been playing together for just two years. Their exposure to Vin Lonh Volleyball tournament is a great opportunity for the ladies to further hone their skills, individually and as a squad,” shared Charo Soriano, Team Manager of BanKo Perlas. “While this is an overseas competition and the teams that we will be up against are considered giants, at the end of the day, we will focus on the learning and experiences. More than winning, the team is concentrated on giving a good fight every game,” Soriano added. The ladies of BanKo Perlas Spikers gave a breakthrough performance in the PVL Reinforced Conference earlier this year; with an unbeaten streak in the quarterfinals round that earned them a spot in the Final Four. This incredible feat has fortified the trust and support of their fans. Before flying off to Vietnam, the team will face Iriga-Navy and PetroGazz at the Flying V Centre, San Juan City on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. The team will return on October 6 to continue playing against the PVL teams. When asked how their supporters come into play in the team’s performance, Soriano highlighted that without their fans rallying behind the team, it will not be possible to get where they are. She also shared that their supporters are the source of their strength and in return, the squad is committed to continuously inspire and reach out to them. The team’s mindset to put their supporters first was emphasized further through their partnership with BPI Direct BanKo (BanKo), the microfinance subsidiary of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI). Sponsoring a sports team is almost unheard of from the banking industry. BanKo, however, found the perfect marriage with the PVL third placer, who constantly get in touch with the grassroots to promote the sport. “We are a happy partner of the Banko Perlas Spikers. Their skills are undeniable, but what sets them apart is their heart to reach out to fans nationwide, even to those who barely have access to their matches. This is well aligned with BanKo’s vision to make financial services more accessible to everyone,” stated BanKo president Jerome Minglana. “As they compete on Vietnamese courts representing our country, regardless of the outcome, it will only ignite and empower the team's loyal supporters and boost the local Volleyball further.  BanKo is equally excited to witness this exciting journey unfold,” Minglana concluded.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

PVL: BanKo-Perlas ousts Iriga-Navy

BanKo-Perlas eliminated Iriga-Navy in five sets, 25-17, 23-25, 28-26, 22-25, 15-12 in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference quarterfinals Wednesday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. The Perlas Spikers secured at least a playoff for a semifinals spot as they remain undefeated in three games. The Lady Oragons, meanwhile, dropped their third game and are out of the semifinals hunt. Jutarat Montripilia's crosscourt kill sealed the victory for the Perlas Spikers. "There were times the players felt overconfident. On a positive note, we know now that we can win five-set games," BanKo-Perlas head coach Ariel de la Cruz said in Filipino. The Lady Oragons forced a dec...Keep on reading: PVL: BanKo-Perlas ousts Iriga-Navy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

BanKo Perlas nears PVL semis berth

MANILA, Philippines – BanKo Perlas turned back Iriga-Navy in a 5-set thriller, 25-17, 23-25, 28-26, 22-25, 15-12, to secure at least a playoff for one of the last two semi-final berths in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Season 2 Reinforced Conference on Wednesday, June 20, at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan. The Perlas ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

Spikers eye semis playoff vs Oragons

BanKo-Perlas looks for consistency – and at least a playoff for a semifinal berth – as it tangles with a resurgent Iriga-Navy squad while Pocari Sweat-Air Force and BaliPure-National University try to get back on track in the quarterfinals of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Bright shines for Perlas, Ubben-Whyte duo tows Oragons in PVL quarters

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Lakia Bright starred as the BanKo Perlas Spikers stayed unbeaten in two games, while Macy Ubben and Lauren Whyte teamed up to help the Iriga-Navy Lady Oragons arrest a two-game skid in separate quarterfinal matches in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference. The Perlas Spikers swept ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

PVL: Petro Gazz ignites quarters streak at expense of BaliPure

Petro Gazz is nothing but confident that it is doing better and better just as the competition gets hotter and hotter in the quarterfinals of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Season 2. It’s hard to argue with the Angels following a straight sets shellacking of BaliPure-National University, 25-23, 25-18, and 25-14 on Saturday at the Filoil Flying Centre. “Good yung chances ng team. Hopefully, magtuloy-tuloy,” head coach Jerry Yee told reporters after his girls won for the second time in a row following a loss to open the round robin quarterfinals. “Sa umpisa, ‘di pa magkakakilala e, pero ngayon, unti-unti, nagkakakilala na.” Indeed, Petro Gazz counted four players who contributed at least seven points led by Ukranian reinforcement Anastasiia Trach who had 17 points. Olena Lymareva-Flink, another Ukranian, and Cherry Nunag contributed eight points each and Paneng Mercado also chipped in seven markers. After handling the Water Defenders easy in the first two sets, the Angels found themselves chasing down a 4-7 deficit in the third. The balanced attack returned for them following the first technical timeout in the set, however, and they uncorked an 18-4 burst that put them up, all of a sudden, 22-11. That run only took the fight out of young BaliPure-NU and the Angels soared to a share of second in the standings at 2-1. Yee and his girls try for a third straight win when they take on Iriga-Navy next. For the Water Defenders, Janisa Johnson led the way with 14 points points. She was their lone player in double-digits as fellow import Alexis Matthews only had six markers to her name. Their return to the win column would have to come at the expense of defending champion Pocari Sweat-Philippine Air Force. Alongside Petro Gazz and BaliPure-NU, disputing the last two spots in the semifinals are BanKo-Perlas, Iriga-Navy, Pocari Sweat-Air Force, and Tacloban 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 16th, 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

BaliPure, BanKo thwart foes

BaliPure-NU came through via a bumpy ride while BanKo Perlas cruised worry-free as both teams notched quarterfinal victories Saturday night in the Premier Volleyball League at FilOil Flying V Centre.   Janisa Johnson scored 27 points as the Water Defenders subdued the determined Iriga-Navy Lady Oragons, 25-17, 18-25, 20-25, 26-24,18-16.   Earlier, with their imports doing their usual chores, the Perlas Spikers got a much-needed lift from Nicole Tiamzon to defeat the Tacloban Fighting Warays, 25-22, 25-20, 25-18.   Lakia Bright delivered 19 points to power the Perlas Spikers to a third straight win, while Jutarat Montripla added 13 in the match that avenge...Keep on reading: BaliPure, BanKo thwart foes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018