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PVL: Perlas Spikers look to keep hold of the top spot

BanKo seeks to score a follow up to its morale-boosting opening day win when it squares off with PacificTown Army on Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Opening serve is at 6:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Perlas Spikers are tied with defending champion Creamline at the top spot after hurdling their respective opponents to start the season-ending conference. BanKo will be extra-motivated when they face the Lady Troopers as the Perlas Spikers look to exact revenge over their Reinforced Conference battle for third tormentors. The veteran duo of Dzi Gervacio and Nicole Tiamzon, who led BanKo to a 25-20, 11-25, 25-21, 25-18, win over PetroGazz, are again at the forefront of the Perlas Spikers’ charge. Fresh from their podium finish in their first run in the league, the Lady Troopers march back into action with the same battle-tested core led by Royse Tubino, Jovelyn Gonzaga, Ging Balse-Pabayo, Nene Bautista and young setter Alina Bicar.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnAug 13th, 2019

PVL: Cool Smashers brace for tough grind this week

Defending champion Creamline faces a very challenging grind this week as the Cool Smashers take on two powerhouse squads in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference. The Cool Smashers are still undefeated after three games with all of their victories coming off straight sets. Behind a star-studded lineup bannered by three-time Most Valuable Player Alyssa Valdez, Creamline keeps a tight hold of the solo lead but the Cool Smashers will put that on the line in a pair of acid tests. First up for the Cool Smashers is BanKo on Wednesday in the 6:00 p.m. encounter that will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Perlas Spikers are at second spot with a 2-1 win-loss slate and are fresh off a rebound win over Air Force on Saturday. Up next for Creamline is the much-awaited rematch against PetroGazz. The two squads met in the Reinforced Conference Finals series that went the full distance with the Angels booting the Cool Smashers off the throne. The game is slated at 6:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Meanwhile, ChocoMucho and PacificTown Army clash on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with both teams looking for a follow up to their respective opening day victories. Game time is at 2:00 p.m. and will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Flying Titans will then face listless Chef’s Classics on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. before the PetroGazz-Creamline showdown. In the Collegiate Conference, opening day winners Adamson University, University of Perpetual Help, and Ateneo De Manila University in Group A and Group B’s University of Sto. Tomas, Arellano University and College of St. Benilde try to keep their momentum going this coming weekend. On Saturday, Arellano takes on Lyceum of the Philippines at 8:00 a.m., followed by Ateneo’s clash with San Sebastian College at 10:00 a.m. while Adamson collides with Perpetual at 12:00 noon. Opening the Sunday playdate is the Letran-San Beda match at 8:00 a.m. followed by CSB-UST showdown at 10:00 a.m. and the FEU-TIP pairing at 12:00 noon. All 12:00 noon matches will air via iWAnt and livestream. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 20th, 2019

PVL: Perlas Spikers look to keep hold of the top spot

BanKo seeks to score a follow up to its morale-boosting opening day win when it squares off with PacificTown Army on Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Opening serve is at 6:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Perlas Spikers are tied with defending champion Creamline at the top spot after hurdling their respective opponents to start the season-ending conference. BanKo will be extra-motivated when they face the Lady Troopers as the Perlas Spikers look to exact revenge over their Reinforced Conference battle for third tormentors. The veteran duo of Dzi Gervacio and Nicole Tiamzon, who led BanKo to a 25-20, 11-25, 25-21, 25-18, win over PetroGazz, are again at the forefront of the Perlas Spikers’ charge. Fresh from their podium finish in their first run in the league, the Lady Troopers march back into action with the same battle-tested core led by Royse Tubino, Jovelyn Gonzaga, Ging Balse-Pabayo, Nene Bautista and young setter Alina Bicar.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 13th, 2019

PVL: Perlas Spikers out to firm up semis bid

BanKo hunts for another win to boost its bid for a Final Four spot but the Perlas Spikers are sure to face tough resistance from ChocoMucho in their Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference elims rematch Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Action begins at 6:00 p.m. and will air live on SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The race for the remaining three semis seats is now tighter than ever with six teams still in thick of the race to join unbeaten defending champion Creamline in the next round. BanKo currently sits at third spot with an 8-5 win-loss record and is on a two-game winning streak.     The Perlas Spikers seek to duplicate their sweep of the Flying Titans in the first round. ChocoMucho, which saw its four-game win streak snapped in a straight sets loss to Creamline Saturday in Iloilo, carries a 6-7 slate and is in dire need of a win to keep its slim Final Four hopes alive. Another loss will put the Flying Titans, who are now feeling the repercussions of its long losing slump in the first round, on the brink of elimination.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles    .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 8th, 2019

PVL: Perlas Spikers out to draw closer to a semis spot

BanKo looks to capitalize on its firepower and experience when it meets winless Chef’s Classics on Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. The Perlas Spikers will try to score a repeat over the Lady Red Spikers in their elimination round meeting set at 4:00 p.m. will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. BanKo snapped a two-game slide with straight sets conquest of Motolite for a 7-5 win-loss record tied with its victim at joint third and fourth spots behind semifinals bound defending champion Creamline (12-0) and PetroGazz (9-2). Chef’s Classics is still in search of elusive win after dropping all of its first 14 games.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 5th, 2019

Streaking Angels grab No. 2, crush Perlas 6

Not only did the victory net the Angels the second spot at 7-2 behind the unbeaten Creamline Cool Smashers but it also avenged their four-set setback to the Perlas Spikers in the early going of the tournament while they played practically out of form coming off a big celebration for their breakthrough Reinforced Conference title feat......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2019

PVL: Angels get payback, win sixth straight

Streaking PetroGazz got its long-awaited payback after sweeping BanKo, 25-18, 25-18, 25-22, on Wednesday to rack up its sixth win in a row in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Angels climbed to solo second spot with a 7-2 win-loss record and exacted revenge over their first round tormentors to start their second round campaign on a high note. Jovie Prado and Jeanette Panaga led PetroGazz’s charge with 12 points each while Cherry Nunag and Jonah Sebete chipped in 11 and 10 markers, respectively.    Head coach Arnold Laniog said that the reigning Reinforced Conference champions prepared well for their rematch to avenge their four-set loss to begin their season-ending conference journey last month. “Kasi that time kagagaling lang namin sa bakasyon, dahil ‘di ba nag-champion kaya pinagpahinga ko ng matagal,” said Laniog. “Two weeks bago mag-opening lalaro na pala kami kasi supposedly ang alam namin medyo three weeks pa bago kami mag-game. Lumabas ang schedule so nandoon nga hindi ganoon ka-prepared but this time talaga going to second round nag-prepare talaga.” PetroGazz was never threatened during the match that only needed 80 minutes to conclude. Prado and Panaga combined for 21 of the Angels’ 44 attack points and built a strong wall at the net to score seven kill blocks with Nunag accounting for three. PetroGazz also took advantage of the Perlas Spikers’ spotty reception game to land seven aces. BanKo absorbed its second straight defeat as it slid to 6-5 slate at fifth spot. Dzi Gervacio scored 13 points with all but one coming off kills and added nine digs while Nicole Tiamzon and Sue Roces finished with six markers each for the Perlas Spikers.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 25th, 2019

PVL: Water Defenders, Perlas Spikers eye good 2nd round start

After closing the first round on a sour note, BanKo and BaliPure try to get back on the winning track in their rematch on Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Opening serve is at 4:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Perlas Spikers sport a 5-3 win-loss slate at second spot behind league-leading and unbeaten defending champion Creamline (9-0). BanKo ended the first round with a five-set loss to Motolite that saw their three-game winning streak get snapped. Dzi Gervacio, Nicole Tiamzon and Kathy Bersola will lead the charge for the Perlas Spikers as they hope to repeat over the Water Defenders, who they defeated in five sets in their first meeting. BaliPure is at eighth spot with a 2-6 slate and is hoping to arrest a three-game slide.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 14th, 2019

PVL: Sobrang nakaka-proud sila –- Pablo on Motolite win

Motolite didn’t get chance to buy injured main hitter Myla Pablo a cake to celebrate her 26th birthday in advance Wednesday night. They actually didn’t need that, as they gave Pablo a much better birthday gift when Motolite rediscovered its winning ways to defeat streaking BanKo in a hard-fought five set victory in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Pablo watched from the sidelines as Motolite outlasted the Perlas Spikers, 25-16, 25-21, 19-25, 29-31, 19-17, to move up to second spot with a 5-2 win-loss record tied with PetroGazz.  “We can’t afford a cake today, all the shops are closed,” said Motolite coach Godfrey Okumu. “The game, I give it to her as a present.” Pablo, who suffered a right metatarsal sprain last Sunday in Motolite’s straight sets loss to PetroGazz, was in crutches as she showed her support to her teammates despite being reduced to merely a spectator. The open spiker turns 26 Thursday. Without Pablo, a two-time Most Valuable Player, hitters Tots Carlos, Isa Molde and Bern Flora – who filled in her spot – stepped up big time for Motolite. “Sobrang happy kasi halos lahat gumawa, middle namin, mga open spikers namin – sina Isa, Tots, lalo na si Flora – grabe sobrang nakaka-proud sila,” said Pablo, who will be out for at least a week. “Alam ko naman na ibinigay nila ‘yung best nila, lalo sa fifth set, nakita ko ang puso nila maglaro.” Pablo particularly praised Flora, who had an all-around game with 17 points, 18 digs and 17 excellent receptions. “Actually sinabi sa akin ni Flor ‘yun [birthday gift ‘yung game]. Sabi ko sa kanya, ‘Galingan mo, ha? Andito lang ako sa tabi mo, akong bahala sa’yo. Basta paluin mo lang nang paluin. ‘Wag kang mag-iisip ng kung anu-ano, maglaro ka lang,’” Pablo said. “Nakaka-touch lang kasi ‘yung mga teammates ko inaalay nila sa akin ‘yung game,” she added. “Sobrang nakaka-proud talaga as in. Kasi alam namin na kailangan namin manalo kasi syempre sayang ‘yung ibang panalo namin.” Pablo was also glad that her injury wasn’t serious and would only require a few days of rest. “Actually, pagaling na ako, nakakalakad na rin ako,” said Pablo. “Kailangan ko magsaklay para mabilis gumaling, kasi kung lakad ako nang lakad mabubugbog.” “Sobrang pwersa ko rin noong bumwelo ako noong game namin as in bumigay, lumabas ang buto ko pero naibalik naman. Alam mo ‘yung feeling na kinabahan ka kasi akala ko injury na naman sa likod, sa tuhod. Pero thank God naman lahat ng MRI ko clear lahat,” Pablo added. Pablo is expected to return in the second round and will miss Motolite’s end of first round match against ChocoMucho on Sunday.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 12th, 2019

PVL: Tan shines as Perlas Spikers bounce back

Gizelle Tan stepped big time in the absence of main playmaker Jem Ferrer as BanKo returned to the win column with a 25-13, 25-18, 25-19, domination of Air Force Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Tan, who was converted to setter from libero position with Ferrer still recovering from dengue, held the ailing Perlas Spikers together for a mighty bounce for a 2-1 win-loss record. The Ateneo de Manila University product dished out 26 excellent sets to help BanKo hammer 47 attacks.   “We were also worried because Gizelle got sick also, she skipped practice two days ago,” said Dzi Gervacio, who led the Perlas Spikers with 19 points including 17 kills and three excellent receptions. “‘Yun yung magkakasunod si Jem wasn’t feeling well noong game pa namin noong Wednesday [against PacificTown Army] and right after that she went straight to the hospital,” added Gervacio. “Confirmed it was dengue and at the same time Gizelle was suffering from a viral infection pala so we were worried na baka dengue rin buti na lang it wasn’t.” Tan’s great ball distribution gave BanKo a balance scoring with Nicole Tiamzon scoring 15 points while Kathy Bersola and Sue Roces combined for 13 markers. “Ok naman. Not so much expectation naman from her kasi nga iba rin ang maglaro as a setter in the professional level and we’re glad she stepped up talaga to fill up Jem’s spot,” said Gervacio of Tan, who also played setter with the Lady Eagles. The Jet Spikers threatened to bring extend the match when they built a 16-13 separation before BanKo answered with a blistering run to take a 23-16 advantage. Air Force saved two match points before yielding to their second straight defeat. Javen Sabas logged in 13 points while Mae Antipuesto and Dell Palomata scored seven and six, respectively, for the Jet Spikers.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 17th, 2019

PVL: Valdez claims third MVP award

Creamline star Alyssa Valdez added another feather to her cap after bagging the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Most Valuable Player award. The prized hitter collected her third conference MVP hardware on Saturday before the Cool Smashers’ Game 2 match against PetroGazz in the best-of-three Finals at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Valdez averaged 12 points per game, tallied a 35.77% success rate in attacks and led the rest of the field at the service line with 0.68 aces per set during the 10-game elimination round. The national team member also landed at the 10th spot in digging with 2.24 digs per frame for a consistent all-around performance that fueled Creamline’s return to the championship round for the third straight tournament. The Cool Smashers’ skipper, who won the inaugural import-laden conference and last year’s Open Conference MVP recognitions, was also named 2nd Best Open Spiker. BanKo’s Nicole Tiamzon won the 1st Best Open Spiker award. The Perlas Spikers hitter averaged 13 points per game, the highest scoring norm from a local player.      Tiamzon’s teammates Dzi Gervacio and Kathy Bersola won the Best Opposite Hitter and 1st Best Middle Blocker, respectively, Angela Nunag was named Best Libero while Jia Morado pocketed her fourth straight Best Setter award. Morado, who averaged 5.94 excellent sets per frame, ruled the playmaking position since joining the league in the inaugural Open Conference two years ago.               Rounding up the award winners were PetroGazz players Cherry Nunag (2nd Best Middle Blocker) and Cuban Wilma Salas (Best Foreign Guest Player).   ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 13th, 2019

Lady Troopers bring A-game vs BanKo Perlas

The Pacifictown Army Lady Troopers secured the third spot in the Philippine Volleyball League Reinforced Conference semifinals after a dominant three-set win against fourth-seeded BanKo Perlas Spikers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2019

Lady Troopers crush Perlas Spikers, nail No. 3

PacificTown Army turned an expected fierce duel for third with BanKo-Perlas into a virtual workout, scoring a lopsided 25-18, 25-14, 25-20 victory to secure the No 3 spot in the…READ The post Lady Troopers crush Perlas Spikers, nail No. 3 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 29th, 2019

PVL: Perlas Spikers zero in on semis spot playoff

BanKo goes for at least a playoff for a Final Four seat when the Perlas Spikers clash with also-ran BaliPure on Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Game time is set at 5:00 p.m. and will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. BanKo is coming off a pulsating win last Sunday over Motolite, 19-25, 23-25, 25-18, 25-22, 17-15, to arrest a three-game losing skid for a 3-5 win-loss slate.  Nicole Tiamzon, who scored 19 points the last time out, spearheads the Perlas Spikers' charge to spark a late winning run with two playdates remaining in the elimination round. "Last two games ito ang pinakaimportante. All out pa rin kami," said Tiamzon, who will be backed by Thai import Sutadta Cheuwulim, Turkish reinforcement Yasemin Yildirim, Kathy Bersola and Suzanne Roces. Meanwhile, with a 0-8 card, the Water Defenders are just looking to end their campaign on a high note, playing with nothing to lose. "Ang gusto lang namin makita ay ma-develop sila as individuals and as a team. Kasi looking forward na kami sa next conference and gusto namin going to the next conference ay may baon naman kaming maganda," said BaliPure coach Rommel Abella. Slovenian Alexandra Vajdova, Montenegrin Danijela Dzakovic, Grazielle Bombita, Satrianni Espiritu and Sandra Delos Santos will try to help the Water Defenders barge in the win column. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 25th, 2019

PVL: Cool Smashers secure at least a playoff for a semis spot

Creamline secured at least a playoff for a semifinals berth after making quick work of BanKo, 25-12, 25-19, 25-16, on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference at the University of San Agustin gym in Iloilo. The Cool Smashers won their fifth straight win in six outings to open the second round on a high note. Creamline's victory also gave idle unbeaten, league-leading PetroGazz (6-0) the first Final Four ticket. The Perlas Spikers, who fielded Thai import Sutadta Chuewulim as replacement for American Kia Bright, absorbed their third straight loss for a 2-5 slate.  (To be updated) ---  Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 15th, 2019

PVL: Cool Smashers out to end out-of-town skid vs. Perlas Spikers

Streaking defending champion Creamline will have an extra motivation when the Cool Smashers face BanKo in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference’s out-of-town game on Saturday at the University of San Agustin gym in Iloilo City. “Alam niyo, statistics wise, 0-2 kami sa BanKo whenever we play out of town,” said Creamline star player Alyssa Valdez. That losing head-to-head record is enough to fuel the Cool Smashers when they march into the 4:00 p.m. duel that is set to air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. Creamline finished the first round with a straight sets win over listless BaliPure for a 4-1 win-loss record at solo second spot behind unbeaten league-leading PetroGazz (6-0). The Cool Smashers defeated the Perlas Spikers in their first meeting, 23-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-23, but Valdez and the rest of Creamline know that when it comes to out-of-town games, BanKo has the psychological advantage.        The Perlas Spikers defeated Creamline in Tuguegarao in the import-laden conference and in Cagayan de Oro City in the Open Conference last year – both in five sets. “So this time, siyempre andoon pa rin 'yung nerves namin, if it's against BanKo, all the time, it's gonna be a great game talaga kasi we're really fighting to win,” said Valdez. “Knowing that at the back of our minds, siyempre magpu-push kami talaga to win this time and to play better as a team din.” Meanwhile, BanKo is down with back-to-back losses for a 2-4 slate. The Perlas Spikers bowed down to the Angels 23-25, 11-25, 25-22, 20-25, last Wednesday in a match that saw American import Kia Bright and Turkish reinforcement Yasemin Yildirim play limited minutes. BanKo head coach Apichat Kongsawat decided to utilize his locals for most of the match with Nicole Tiamzon, Dzi Gervacio, Kathy Bersola and Sue Roces playing well on both offense and defense albeit in a losing cause. The Perlas Spikers locals and imports are expected to play better this time against the star-studded Cool Smashers lead by Valdez, Thai import Kuttika Kaepwin, Ale Blanco of Venezuela, Risa Sato, Michele Gumabao and setter Jia Morado.     ---    Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 15th, 2019

PVL: Angels secure at least a playoff for semis spot

Unbeaten PetroGazz picked up from where it left off in the first round as the Angels secured at least a playoff for a Final Four seat after taking down BanKo, 25-23, 25-11, 22-25, 25-20, on Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Angels extended their winning streak to six straight – albeit dropping a set for the first time in the import-laden conference – to put a foot inside the semifinals. PetroGazz can formally clinch a Final Four slot with another victory. Imports Wilma Salas of Cuba and American Janisa Johnson carried the Angels to an elims sweep the Perlas Spikers, who showed grit despite playing with an all-Filipino lineup for most of the match with reinforcements American Kia Bright and Yasimin Yildirim logging in limited minutes. Salas finished with a personal league-best 37 points built on 35 attacks and two kill blocks while adding 13 excellent receptions for the Angels. Johnson added 24 markers with all but one coming off spikes laced with 16 digs and 13 excellent receptions for PetroGazz, which punished the Perlas Spikers with 70 attack points with nine kill blocks. Jeanette Panaga had nine markers while Cherry Nunag and Cai Baloaloa combined for 10 points for Angels. BanKo pulled a surprise in the third set as they stunned the Angels early on to build a 15-5 cushion. PetroGazz rallied for a final push in the frame as the Angels saved a set point, 24-22, off a Salas attack but setter Djanel Cheng served short in the next play to surrender the frame. The Perlas Spikers caught PetroGazz off-guard in the opening frame with veterans Nicole Tiamzon, Dzi Gervacio and Sue Roces leading the way to take a 22-17 lead only to see the Angels close it out with an 8-1 blitz. PetroGazz controlled the second frame to cruise to a 2-0 match lead.     The Perlas Spikers suffered their second straight loss for a 2-4 win-loss slate. Tiamzon had 20 points off 16 spikes, three aces and a kill block with 17 digs while Gervacio and Kathy Bersola finished with 13 and nine points, respectively, for BanKo. Yildirim had three points while Bright played for only two sets with only one point under her name for the Perlas Spikers.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 12th, 2019

PVL: Angels eye at least a semis spot playoff

Unbeaten PetroGazz looks to extend its winning streak to six and secure at least a playoff for a Final Four spot in a rematch against BanKo in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference on Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The Angels made a clean sweep of first round, a five game winning streak that PetroGazz snatched without dropping a single set. Top two league-leading scorers Cuban Wilma Salas and American Janisa Wilson will again be at the helm of the Angels when they try to complete its elimination round domination over the Perlas Spikers at 4:00 p.m. The match will air live on LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. PetroGazz closed the first round with a thrilling 25-12, 29-27, 25-15, victory over a determined PacificTown Army side last Saturday. The Angels made quick work of Banko, 25-19, 25-21, 25-12, in their first meeting. But PetroGazz is sure to face a tougher Perlas Spikers side this time compared to the then debuting team the Angels encountered. “Everyone's gonna be coming for us,” said Johnson. “We have to really step our game now. What we are good at, we have to be better at it.” “The mistakes we made, of course we gonna improve that. Whatever aspect of the game, we have to improve it by as much as we can,” added Johnson. BanKo finished the first round with a 2-3 win-loss record. The Perlas Spikers suffered a 22-25, 25-23, 29-27, 20-25, 7-15, loss at the hands of the Lady Troopers.     ---     Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

PVL: [I speak] little English but the team knows how to talk to me – Kuttika Kaewpin

Creamline’s Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin doesn’t need to be fluent in English to communicate and understand her teammates. The Cool Smashers have their own way to relay what they want from the third year import and Kaewpin is always ready to oblige.         “[I speak] little English but the team knows how to talk to me,” said Kaewpin. The guest player displayed an exceptional service game as she powered Creamline to a 23-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-23, victory over BanKo on Sunday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Down by a set, Kaewpin sparked the decisive second set run by the Cool Smashers with a string of aces that broke the back of the Perlas Spikers. Kaewpin landed nine of her 24 service clips and hammered 18-of-38 on spikes for game-high 27 points. She also showed her prowess on floor defense with 15 excellent receptions and eight digs for Creamline.            “I think today team’s so very good. [Our] serve and defense were very good,” said Kaewpin, who tried her best to answer questions from reporters. The Cool Smashers won their second straight win in three games to tie PacficTown Army at second spot behind unbeaten PetroGazz.      Kaewpin said that compared to their first two games, Creamline played fluidly and communicated well inside the court. “I think the team [communicated well inside the court compared to our previous games],” she said. “I think today [we played relax] and happy.” The Cool Smashers will take on Motolite on Saturday.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2019

PVL: Angels go for back-to-back wins

PetroGazz eyes to continue its hold of the early lead when the Angels face debuting BanKo on Wednesday in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan. Game time is at 5:00 p.m. for the match that will air live on ABS-CBN S+A Channel 23, ABS-CBN S+A HD Channel 166, LIGA SkyCable Channel 86, LIGA HD SkyCable Channel 183, iWant and via livestream. The Angels opened their campaign with a morale-boosting 25-22, 26-24, 25-22, stunning win over repeat-seeking Creamline on Sunday with Cuban import Wilma Salas and American reinforcement Janisa Johnson conniving on offense. Salas impressed on her first game in the country as the Cuban national team member dropped 20 points while Johnson, who played for BaliPure last year, scored 16 markers for PetroGazz, which got significant contributions from its locals led by Jeanette Panaga and Cherry Nunag. The Perlas Spikers will parade balik-import Kia Bright and new partner in towering Turkish import Yasemin Sahin Yildirim.   Holdovers from last year’s lineup are Dzi Gervacio, Sue Roces, Mae Tajima, Ella De Jesus, Kathy Bersola, Nicole Tiamzon, Jem Ferrer, Gizelle Tan and Roma Doromal. BanKo also tapped a young middle blocker in Far Eastern University’s Jeanette Villareal after the departure of Joy Dacoron.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 28th, 2019

Cone: We won& rsquo;t hold back vs Indonesians

​As the Philippines guns for a spot in the gold-medal round of the 30th Southeast Asian Games today, expect the nationals to give everything they could offer on both ends......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 9th, 2019