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Petro survives Pocari

Games Saturday: (Filoil Flying V Centre) 2 p.m.-- BaliPure-NU vs Creamline 4 p.m.-- PayMaya vs Petro Gazz PETRO Gazz showed tremendous composure in the third and fourth sets to beat defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force, 19-25, 25-20, 28-26, 25-21, and bolster its outright semifinals bid in the PVL Reinforced Conference….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMay 30th, 2018

Petro survives Pocari

Games Saturday: (Filoil Flying V Centre) 2 p.m.-- BaliPure-NU vs Creamline 4 p.m.-- PayMaya vs Petro Gazz PETRO Gazz showed tremendous composure in the third and fourth sets to beat defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force, 19-25, 25-20, 28-26, 25-21, and bolster its outright semifinals bid in the PVL Reinforced Conference….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMay 30th, 2018

PVL Open Conference: Angels out to spread their wings

Team chemistry will be the biggest advantage of Petro Gazz when the Angels try to spread their wings and achieve greater heights in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference slated to begin on September 22. The Jerry Yee-mentored squad fell short of making it in the Final Four of the Reinforced Conference, finishing fifth in its league debut. Leading the Angels’ campaign are Paneng Mercado, Cherry Nunag, Cai Nepumoceno and new recruit Jessey De Leon.        With experience and good jelling, Petro Gazz is considered as one of the dark horse teams in the eight-squad field and could give popular teams Creamline, Pocari Sweat-Air Force, BanKo as well as collegiate team Ateneo de Manila University a run for their money.   Here’s the full Petro Gazz lineup: Rachel Austero Djanel Cheng Cienne Cruz Jessey De Leon Rica Enclona Mean Mendrez Alyssa Layug Stephanie Mercado Ranya Musa Cai Nepomuceno Marites Pablo Jonah Sabete Chie Saet Cherry Nunag.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 13th, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 R Source link link: Petro Gazz spills BaliPure; Banko-Perlas grounds Pocari-Air Force.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 17th, 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

Pocari Sweat picked

Games today: (Filoil Flying V Centre) 4 p.m. -- Petro Gazz vs. Tacloban 6:30 p.m. -- Iriga-Navy vs. Pocari Sweat-PAF DEFENDING champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force guns for solo lead against a hard-luck Iriga-Navy side today in the quarterfinals of the PVL Reinforced Conference at the Filoil Flying V Centre. With….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

PVL: Lady Warriors survive Angels scare

Defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force shook off a bad start to clip Petro Gazz, 18-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-21, Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference quarterfinals opener at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Veteran setter Wendy Semana came up big in her return from an ankle injury that forced her to skip a match as she tallied 36 excellent sets for the Lady Warriors. American Ari Love finished with 23 points while Myla Pablo had 19 for Pocari Sweat, which frustrated Petro Gazz's hitters with 11 kill blocks. American Maddie Palmer posted 15 markers while Angel Antipuesto added eight for the Lady Warriors.    Pocari Sweat joined early round robin quarterfinals winners BaliPure-National University and BanKo. Creamline and PayMaya secured the first two Final Four spots.   The Lady Warriors exacted revenge on their preliminary round tormentor to end a two-game slide while dealing the Angeles their second straight loss. Ukranian Olena Lymareva-Flink had 22 points while Anastasiia Trach posted 16 markers for Petro Gazz.   ---      Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

PVL: High Flyers survive feisty Water Defenders

Tess Rountree plucked 27 points to lead semifinals-bound PayMaya to a hard-earned 13-25, 25-21, 25-21, 20-25, 15-9, win over BaliPure-National University Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The American import finished with 25 kills and two aces for the High Flyers, who closed the preliminary round with a 5-2 win-loss record. Jorelle Singh added 11 points, Grethcel Soltones had 11 markers while Jamsine Nabor tallied 23 excellent sets against their former team, which they helped win the inaugural Open Conference crown last year. The Final Four no. 2 seed PayMaya won its second straight match to build its momentum heading into the best-of-three semis. The High Flyers will have almost a month-long break and will wait for their semis rival. But head coach Roger Gorayeb was far from satisfied with his team’s performance. “Ang sama ng nilaro ng team ko,” he said. “Ang sama ng nilaro ng team sa first set, masyadong kampante.” “Yung first set worst yun. Kailan kami naglaro ng ganoon? Nagdadasal ako tumawid sana sa 10 (ang score),” he added. The Water Defenders dropped their third straight match for a 3-4 slate tied with Petro Gazz and defending champion Pocari Sweat-Air Force. American Janisa Johnson had 27 points anchored on 20 spikes, four aces and three kill blocks while Alexis Matthews and Roselyn Doria chipped in with 16 and 12 markers, respectively, in a lost cause for BaliPure. The Water Defenders, Pocari Sweat, Petro Gazz, BanKo, Iriga-Navy and Tacloban will battle in a round robin quarterfinals for the last two Final Four berths.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 6th, 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.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018