PVL: Vice Co. takes blockbuster win in debut
Mark Escarlote on May 06, 2018 01:11 PM
Peter Quiel powered Vice Co. with 14 points in the Blockbusters' opening day win over Philippine Army.
Vice Co. announced its arrival in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference with a bang after taking down veteran squad Philippine Army Sunday morning at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Though marching into battle without their celebrated playing team owner Kapamilya star Vice Ganda, the Blockbusters showed their moxie to stun the seasoned Troopers, 25-13, 25-16, 27-29, 25-21, to open their maiden campaign in the men's division on a high note.
Far Eastern University standout Peter Quiel uncorked 14 points off 11 kills and three kill blocks to lead Vice Co. while skipper Berlin Paglinawan and Adamson University recruit Paolo Pablico finished with 11 markers each.
JP Bugaoan had 12 points while Owen Suarez tallied 20 excellent sets for the cosmetics franchise, which played without its celebrity open spiker Vice Ganda. The It’s Showtime host is currently busy with his prior commitments but is expected to suit up soon.
The Blockbusters played a solid game at the net, scoring eight kill blocks while frustrating the hitters of Army.
Vice Co. took control of the match early before the Troopers saved a set with in an extended battle.
Benjaylo Labide paced Army with 20 points with all but one coming of attacks while John Patrick Rojas had 15.
Joel Villoson and John Depamaylo combined for 14 points for the Troopers, who hastened their fall by giving away 34 points off their errors.
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