Team Vhyl and Team Roger victorious in first PVL All-Star Sunday
Team Roger Gorayeb Red bested Team Rico De Guzman While in the women's match of the first PVL All-Star Sunday!
It was a day to remember for fans and players alike as the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) marked the end of its inaugural season on October 29 with a successful All-Star Sunday that saw Team Vhyl and Team Roger win in the Men’s and Women’s exhibition matches, respectively.
Coach Vhyl Verayo led the Yellow team to a five-set win over coach Oliver Almadro’s Blue team 25-16, 20-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-9 behind a balanced attack let by Fauzi Ismail's 14 points. Four other players scored in double figures for Team Yellow, while Marck Espejo and Mark Alfafara led Blue with 16 and 10 points.
Meanwhile, coach Roger Gorayeb’s Team Red prevented a Team White comeback when they ended the women’s match in four sets 25-21, 25-22, 13-25, 25-21. Riding on the herculean efforts of Diana Carlos who finished with 15 points, Gorayeb’s squad held off the rampage of coach Rico De Guzman’s wards led by Nicole Tiamzon with 14 points.
The other leading scorers for Red were Aiko Urdas with 11 and Kathy Bersola and Amy Ahomiro with nine apiece, while White had Isa Molde and Bea De Leon 12 and 11 points, respectively.
The event, held at the San Juan Arena and streamed on premiervolleyballlegue.com, with the women’s match airing live on S+A and S+A HD, was for the benefit of the Hero Foundation.
Before the games, the fans who have supported the league in all its three conferences this year were treated to a meet and greet with their volleyball idols. Apart from an autograph session with PVL stars, they were also entertained by Star Music artists such as Miko & Gab, Yohan Hwang, and Marlo Mortel.
Participants from S+A’s Heroes Camp Volleyball Clinic, which has gone to six barangays to teach and inspire budding Filipino athletes volleyball fundamentals and positive values, were also present to cheer for and meet their volleyball idols. To close the fun-filled day, the kids also joined the PVL stars in a flash mob dance.
Catch the telecasts of the PVL All-Star Sunday games starting with the Men’s Division match this Monday (October 30) at 4 pm and the Women’s match on Tuesday (October 31) at 6 pm. Both matches can be watched online via premiervolleyballleague.com. For more information and stories, visit ABS-CBN’s sports hub sports.abs-cbn.com and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook and Twitter.