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Perlas, Petro spikers in big q’final victories

BANKO-Perlas and Petro Gazz, bracing for their all-important showdown next week that has a lot of Final Four implications, posted all-important victories in the PVL Reinforced Conference yesterday at the Filoil Flying V Centre. The Perlas Spikers overcame a second set hump to repulse BaliPure-National University, 25-19, 22-25, 25-14, 25-19,….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJun 23rd, 2018

Perlas stays clean

BANKO-Perlas and Petro Gazz, bracing for their all-important showdown next week that has a lot of Final Four implications, posted all-important victories in the PVL Reinforced Conference tripleheader today at the Filoil Flying V Centre. The Perlas Spikers overcame a second set hump to repulse BaliPure-National University, 25-19, 22-25, 25-14,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

BanKo Perlas: Explosive on and off the court

While BanKo Perlas methodically pounded PayMaya into submission at the start of their Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference semifinals Sunday, its throngs of fans, predominantly newcomers to the sporting scene, were filliing the inside of the Filoil Flying V Centre with their thunderous cheers and screams.     This new breed of fans were already serving strong notice during the Perlas Spikers’ final quarterfinal outing against the Petro Gazz Angels last June 23 also at the San Juan Arena.       Pitting clappers and lungs that would put to shame the nation’s most popular belters against the drum-assisted cheers of the other side, they, numbering only about 50 (see above photo), effortlessly overwhelmed their counterparts by the sheer volume of their collective voices, which could only be described as ear-splitting, to say the least.       To think that they are generally office workers who are supposed to be decorous and prim and proper! How could they shout, scream and shriek that loud?       Following the Perlas Spikers’ merciless 25-19, 25-19, 25-19 thumping of the Angels that gave them a sweep of the six-team quarterfinals and the no. 3 seed in the semifinals, a fanatic member of ALYfinity, Creamline’s Alyssa Valdez’ fiercely loyal fan club, overheard at the exits BanKo fans telling one another that they would fill the Arena in their team’s next games.       This Alyssa fan was also overheard quickly spreading the word around to her fellow ALYfinity members: “Hoy, pupunuin daw ng mga taga BanKo Perlas ang Arena sa susunod nilang laro.”       “Tingnan natin,” replied a disbeliever.       True enough, BanKo Perlas supporters were almost all over the box and ringside sections of the 5,000-seat San Juan Arena at the opening of the semifinal playoffs, 500 of them coming from the BPI head offices on Ayala and the BanKo main office in Greenhills in tees with BanKo Perlas emblazoned across the upper front sides.        They occupied three whole sections of the box seats, sat side by side with or behind or in front of fans of PayMaya and Pocari Sweat, failing to penetrate only the section taken over by ALYfinity.       When they collectively banged clappers against clappers, they produced sounds that rumbled across the playing venue.       Being newbies, they have yet to execute the wave. It will be a sight to behold if they finally do it, said a volleyball aficionado.       Word is around that BanKo Perlas is here to stay in the PVL.       That could only mean the volleyball community would see – and hear -- more of the BanKo Perlas fans......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Spikers smother Angels, tow Lady Warriors to semis

BanKo-Perlas kept the momentum of its unbeaten run and blasted Petro Gazz, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19, yesterday to sweep the quarterfinal round and secure the third seeding in the Final Four of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

PVL: Perlas Spikers riding on Bright sunshine

BanKo head coach Dong Dela Cruz was all praises for his American import Kia Bright as she played a big role in the Perlas Spikers’ amazing sweep of the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 The reinforcement delivered the firepower needed by BanKo to finally barge in the Final Four after a disappointing inaugural season last year. Bright waxed hot Wednesday when she dropped 21 points to power the Perlas Spikers to a 25-19, 25-19, 25-19, sweep of Petro Gazz to earn the no. 3 seed in the Final Four against PayMaya.  Bright averaged 21.4 points per game in the quarterfinals while providing solid numbers on floor defense. Dela Cruz admitted that it took some time for his team to adjust with Bright. “'Yun ang sinasabi ko, kasi dati hindi namin mahuli 'yung ugali niya,” said Dela Cruz, who was relieved with the win as BanKo avoided a possible playoff against the defending champion Pocari Sweat handled by his ‘kumpare’ Jasper Jimenez for the last semis seat. “Masyado siyang tahimik eh. Hindi siya magsasalita hangga't 'di mo kinakausap.” “So na mi-misinterpret dati ng team 'yung katahimikan niya. Later on, noong nag-usap-usap kami, ganoon pala talaga siya, na gusto niya, tahimik lang kasi gusto niya maglaro ng maayos,” the mentor added. “Pero ngayon, nakikipag-kulitan na siya eh, during training at kanina sa game, medyo ano na siya. Kaya ayun, medyo gumaan na ang takbo ng team namin ngayon.” Bright knew right from the start her role with the team and liked that all of her efforts helped the Perlas Spikers reach the semis.   “Definitely, like I said, coming here I know the role that is expected of me and I embraced that and I know I’m gonna go out there and do my best,” said Bright, who averaged 20.4 points per game in the prelims. “I know I need to play at a certain level at a certain level for my team to be successful. I wanna make the game as easy as possible for them.” Bright is expected to carry BanKo once again in the best-of-three semifinals against a well-rested PayMaya starting on Sunday. “I expect them to go out, work hard and bring their best and I respect them for that,” she said. “Both forces are gonna go up against each other and the best team’s gonna win.”   ---               Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Perlas, Petro in vital duel

ON a six-match roll, BanKo-Perlas hopes to continue the streak by winning the game that matters most. The Perlas Spikers play Petro Gazz in a huge match that will determine the two teams’ fates, as well as idle Pocari Sweat-Air Force, for the two remaining Final Four berths today in….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

PVL: Final Four scenarios

Only three teams remain in the hunt for the last two Final Four berths in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference. BanKo Perlas, defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force and Petro Gazz are all in a good position to join Creamline and PayMaya in the best-of-three semifinals, which will start on Saturday or Sunday. But their semis hopes will depend on the result of the last round robin quarterfinals playdate on Wednesday which will pit the unbeaten Perlas Spikers against the Angels. BanKo sports a perfect 4-0 record on top of the quarters standing followed by the Lady Warriors (4-1) and Petro Gazz (3-1). The Perlas Spikers and Pocari Sweat both secured at least a playoff for a semis seat. If necessary, the semis berth playoff is scheduled on Friday, 4:00 p.m., at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.     SCENARIO 1 BanKo has the hot streak after winning their previous four matches in the quarterfinals and sixth overall since the prelims. Peaking at the right time after a slow start, the Perlas Spikers are now moving as one cohesive unit behind American import Kia Bright and Thai reinforcement Jutarat Montripila. What BanKo needs to do to advance in the semis is to complete a sweep of the quarters against Petro Gazz. A win will give the Perlas Spikers the no. 3 seed in the semis against the well-rested PayMaya. Pocari Sweat will then automatically earn the fourth seed and take on top seed Creamline in the other Final Four pairing.   SCENARIO 2 Petro Gazz has its back against the wall but the Angels could pull off an upset over BanKo if they’ll use the momentum of their three-game winning streak – all in straight sets. A straight or four-set win by Petro Gazz will hand the Jerry Yee-mentored squad the no. 3 seed in the semis. BanKo will then take on Pocari Sweat in a do-or-die match for the no. 4 seat.   SCENARIO 3 Petro Gazz is not out of the woods yet if they win in five sets over BanKo. In this scenario, both the Angels, Perlas Spikers and Pocari Sweat will end up with 4-1 win-loss cards but BanKo will have a higher tiebreak of 12 points. The Perlas Spikers and Lady Warriors currently have 11 points each while the Angels have nine. A three or four set win earns a team three points while a five set win will give the victor two points and the loser a point. A five-set win by Petro Gazz will hand BanKo the no. 3 seed against PayMaya while the Angels will face Pocari Sweat in a playoff for the right to challenge Creamline.   ---       Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 25th, 2018

PVL: Perlas Spikers secure at least a Final Four berth playoff

BanKo American import Kia Bright punished the defense of BaliPure-National University with her blinding attacks as the unbeaten Perlas Spikers secured at least a playoff for a Final Four seat with a 25-19, 22-25, 25-14, 25-19, win Saturday at the FilOil Flying V Centre. The Perlas Spikers claimed their fourth straight win in the quarterfinals and sixth overall since the preliminary round.          Bright exploded with 24 points with all but one coming off attacks for the Perlas Spikers. Thai import Jutarat Montripila finished with 14 points while Amy Ahomiro had nine. "My goal is to try to find ways to motivate them to play their best," said Bright. "No matter how hard I play, or how many points I make, I still need my teammates. I realized that that really pumps them up and fires them up so I try to go the extra mile." BanKo sent the Water Defenders marching towards the exit door that narrowed the semis berth race to three teams. The Perlas Spikers, Petro Gazz and defending champion Pocari Sweat are all in the running for best-of-three Final Four seats to join Creamline and PayMaya. BaliPure dropped to 1-3 slate. American import Alexis Matthews had 17 point while Jannisa Johnson scored 13 for the Water Defenders.    ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 23rd, 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

Banko, Pocari complete PVL final 4 cast

Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Banko-Perlas swept its way to the semifinals after drubbing Petro Gazz, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19, on Wednesday night in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conf.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 28th, 2018

BanKo sweeps Petro Gazz

Games Sunday: (Filoil Flying V Centre) 1:45 p.m. -- Creamline vs. Pocari Sweat-PAF 3:45 p.m. -- PayMaya vs. BanKo-Perlas BANKO-Perlas got the job done by winning the first two sets and later gave Pocari Sweat-Air Force a free ride to the Final Four with a 25-19, 25-19, 25-19 sweep of….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Perlas Spikers sweep PVL quarters, nail semis berth

      MANILA, Philippines – The BanKo Perlas Spikers clinched the number 3 seed in the semifinals after sweeping the quarterfinal round of the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Season 2 Reinforced Conference.  The Perlas Spikers drubbed the Petro Gazz Angels, 25-19, 25-19, 25-19, to complete a 5-0 sweep of the round on Wednesday, June ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 27th, 2018

Pocari strikes

Games Wednesday: . (Filoil Flying V Centre) 4 p.m. – BanKo-Perlas vs Petro Gazz 6:30 p.m. – BaliPure-NU vs Tacloban POCARI Sweat-Air Force defeated Tacloban, 25-22, 25-17, 25-20, Saturday, ending its quarterfinal campaign with 4-1 slate in the PVL Reinforced Conference. Whether the Lady Warriors will make the Final Four….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Petro Gazz, BanKo shore up semis chances

BanKo Perlas and Petro Gazz firmed up their respective semifinal bids with empathic victories over separate rivals Saturday night in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Filoil Fl.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Crucial game for Pocari

BANKO-Perlas and Pocari Sweat-Air Force try to assure themselves of a playoff for a Final Four berth while Petro Gazz seeks to complicate further the race for the last two Final Four seats in a key PVL Reinforced Conference tripleheader today at the Filoil Flying V Centre. The unbeaten Perlas….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2018

3 teams dispute last 2 semis slots

BanKo-Perlas and Pocari-Air Force try to assure themselves of a playoff for a semifinal berth while PetroGazz seeks to firm up its own bid as the three teams go for crucial victories in their chase for the last two Final Four seats in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Center in San Juan today......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

Vital PVL games on the line

BANKO-Perlas and Pocari Sweat-Air Force try to assure themselves of a playoff for a Final Four berth while Petro Gazz seeks to complicate further the race for the last two Final Four seats in a key PVL Reinforced Conference tripleheader today at the Filoil Flying V Centre. The unbeaten Perlas….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 22nd, 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

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