BanKo checked a two-game slide and boosted its drive for a semifinals seat with a 25-21, 25-19, 25-21 revenge win over first round tormentor Motolite on Saturday in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference.
Dzi Gervacio connived with co-veterans Sue Roces and Nicole Tiamzon to make sure that Motolite won’t pull a comeback as the Perlas Spikers moved back in the Top 4 with a 7-5 win-loss record.
Gervacio hammered 19 of her 20 points on kills while Roces and Tiamzon got 13 and 12 markers, respectively, for BanKo, which took advantage of Motolite’s inopportune-timed errors to avenge its five-set loss in the first round.
The Perlas Spikers hit 47 attacks with Jem Ferrer orchestrating the offense with 30 excellent sets.
BanKo rediscovered the energy and intensity that were missing in its previous two games.
“No. 1 is the attitude sa loob ng court, whatever happens the good or bad, dapat everything’s positive at saka may reminder kami na we should always help each other,” said Gervacio.
Motolite’s woeful errors hurt the squad the most in the second set. BanKo was protecting a slim, 20-19, lead in the frame when Motolite started to hasten its downfall with three straight errors. Gervacio put the Perlas Spikers at set point with a hit followed by another attack error.
The Perlas Spikers stared at a precarious 21-19 advantage in the third before Motolite again shot itself on the foot with errors down the stretch to fall to 7-4 slate at third spot.
Tots Carlos finished with 14 points off 11 attacks and three kill blocks while Isa Molde and Myla Pablo, who started in all three sets after just her second game since her return from a foot injury, scored 10 markers each for Motolite.
Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles