BaliPure earns another comeback win to seize early PVL lead

Paul Lintag on May 02, 2017 06:24 PM
BaliPure earns another comeback win to seize early PVL lead
Gretchel Soltones is all smiles as BaliPure zooms to a 2-0 mark in the PVL Reinforced Conference.

For the second straight game, BaliPure bucked a slow start before taking care of the victory.

The Water Defenders zoomed to an early lead in the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference Tuesday, taking down a game Power Smashers side in four sets at the San Juan Arena.

Losing the opening set anew, BaliPure recovered to win a 17-25, 26-24, 25-23, 25-22 decision to go 2-0 in the conference.

However, despite the victory, head coach Roger Gorayeb is far from happy with his wards as some major mistakes continue to haunt BaliPure.

"Hindi [happy], sama nung laro eh. Meron akong hinahanap lalo na sa mga player ko, sabi ko nga sa kanila, okay lang magkaroon ng mali but we should learn from every mistake. Dun papasok yung learning process, yung maturity. Pag di nila inovercome yun, mananatiling mali eh. Dapat they should learn from this," he said.

"Sa service [frustrated]. Lamang yung kalaban, didikit kami, one or two points, biglang boom service error. Hindi pa sila masyado naguusap, nagkakahiyaan pa. At this point in time hindi na dapat ganun," Gorayeb added.

Struggles aside, the Water Defenders had more than enough to beat the Power Smashers who were fresh from taking down a loaded Pocari Sweat team on opening day.

Jerrili Malabanan continues to shine for BaliPure as the FEU Lady Tamaraw exploded for 20 points on 19 attacks just one game after posting a solid outing against Air Force.

Gretchel Soltones added 15 for the Water Defenders.

The Power Smashers, who dropped to 1-1 got 11 points from team captain Jovelyn Prado, Dimdim Pacres, and Regine Arocha. Katherine Villegas scored 10.




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