PVL: Petro Gazz not yet ready to push the panic button after another setback
Pero ‘yun nga dahil sa format mayroon naman tayong inaasahang kapag naayos natin pwede pa ring mag-all the way -- Petro Gazz coach Jerry Yee
Petro Gazz head coach Jerry Yee won’t be pushing the panic button any time soon despite three straight setbacks in the Angels’ maiden campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Reinforced Conference.
The Angels fell short in a demoralizing 25-22, 23-25, 26-28, 25-22, 15-12, loss to a BaliPure-National University side composed mostly of high school players Wednesday at the FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.
Petr Gazz dropped to 0-3 win-loss record, but Yee isn’t worried.
“May panic within ourselves kung ano ang problema. So inaalam natin kung anong problema, yun lang,” he said.
Under the tournament format, the top two teams after the round robin prelims will advance outright in the semifinals. The six remaining teams will then battle for the last two best-of-three Final Four spots in another round robin quarterfinals.
“Pero ‘yun nga dahil sa format mayroon naman tayong inaasahang kapag naayos natin pwede pa ring mag-all the way,” said Yee.
Ukrainian import Anastasiia Trach and Estonian Kadi Kullekann scored 22 and 21 markers, respectively, for the Angels while Rachel Austero was the only local in double figures with 10 points.
Petro Gazz committed 18 less errors than the Water Defenders’ 46 miscues but just like in their five-set defeat at the hands of Tacloban last week, the Angels threw away the ball during the crucial stretch of the match.
“End game eh. Hindi ko alam kung gigil. Maraming mga errors tayo na simple tapos maraming mga pwede namang uutakan na lang, ilalakas pa natin,” explained Yee. “Nanggigigil tayo sabay a-outside o ano service natin. Yun mga simpleng mali ba. Ipapasok mo na lang yung service mo, magi-error pa during crucial.”
“’Yung error ng kalaban nakita natin na mas marami pero yung errors naming nasa crucial,” he added.
Petro Gazz will take on BanKo Perlas on Sunday in Batangas.
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